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Fully-Funded University of Hohenheim DAAD-EPOS Scholarships, Germany 2023

Application is now open for the University of Hohenheim DAAD-EPOS Scholarships. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Hohenheim and Scholarship 

The University of Hohenheim, situated in the southern region of Stuttgart, Germany, stands as a campus university with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1818, making it the oldest university in Stuttgart. Historically, the university has been known for its emphasis on agricultural and natural sciences.

In collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the University of Hohenheim offers a unique opportunity through the “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS) initiative, specifically for the M.Sc. Agricultural Economics program. The DAAD, in partnership with the university, extends a limited number of scholarships to qualified candidates. Prospective applicants are advised to refer to the official webpage for the most up-to-date requirements and application procedures.


The EPOS scholarships, administered by the DAAD, are designed to support exceptional candidates from developing countries with robust academic and professional backgrounds. Successful scholarship recipients typically bring work experience from public authorities, state institutions, and/or private companies in developing countries. Their engagement in planning and executing directives and projects is often centered on development policies related to technology, economics, and social impact.

Beneficiaries of the DAAD EPOS scholarships for the Agricultural Economics Master’s program enjoy several privileges. These include the waiver of tuition fees for the entire two-year program, health insurance coverage, a monthly living stipend, and coverage of travel costs to and from Germany, as well as research-related travel expenses (refer to the EPOS webpage for detailed information and additional benefits). As an integral component of the EPOS initiative, scholarship recipients participate in an intensive German language course from August to September at a language center in Germany, preceding the commencement of the Master’s program.

Details about University of Hohenheim DAAD-EPOS Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/University of Hohenheim, Germany

Scholarship Value: Varies

Number of awards: Limited

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Hohenheim, Germany

Eligibility Criteria for University of Hohenheim DAAD-EPOS Scholarships

Applicants seeking scholarships must meet the AgEcon program’s entrance standards in addition to the DAAD EPOS requirements.

Selection Standards for the EPOS Scholarship from DAAD

There is fierce competition for applications, and there are stringent restrictions. For applications to be taken into consideration, they must meet the minimum conditions listed below:

  • Citizen of a developing country 
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience post-bachelors, before the date of applying

It should be noted that work experience related to academics, such as teaching and research in a university or research institute, is not recognized for this program and will only be approved in extremely rare circumstances.

  • Academic degrees should be less than 6 years old
  • Must not have lived in Germany for longer than 15 months by the application deadline
  • Development-related motivations and intentions

Required Documents:

  • Checklist of all needed DAAD application documents, physically signed and dated
  • DAAD Application Form, physically signed and dated
  • An up-to-date CV (Europass), physically signed and dated
  • Motivation Letter (max 2 pages), physically signed and dated

Provide a brief explanation of your goals, present career, and program(s) of choice.

Application Procedure for University of Hohenheim DAAD-EPOS Scholarships

The two steps to applying for the DAAD-EPOS scholarship for an MSc in Agricultural Economics are to send an email to with the DAAD forms and supporting documents, or to apply online through the University of Hohenheim’s HohCampus portal for admission to the “AgEcon” program.

Kindly avoid combining your application materials into a single file and give each PDF a unique name using the following system: Number-Name of Surname-Type of Document, etc.

  1. Mustermann Erika – Employment Certificates
  2. Mustermann Erika – Professional Recommendations
  3. Mustermann Erika – Proof of English Proficiency
  4. Mustermann Erika – DAAD Application Form
  5. Mustermann Erika – Motivation Letter
  6. Mustermann Erika – Diploma & Transcript of Records
  7. Mustermann Erika – CV

If the PDFs are otherwise too large to transmit as attachments, you can compress them, but make sure they are still readable. Please refrain from sending a download link for your files for security reasons! Kindly attach these files to your application email and make sure the subject line of the email has your HohCampus application number (which you may find out after generating an application, even before submitting it). You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: 15 December 2023

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