A substantial number of awards and international scholarships are available that fund development-related studies (like education, public policy, agriculture, peace, environment, global health, water, and sanitation, etc.) provided by Foreign Governments, Universities, and Organizations all over Europe. In addition, there are also those scholarship awards that are for general areas of study that assist in the development of one’s home nation.
We have compiled some of these scholarships in this post and provided information on how to easily apply. If you are an international student looking to study in Europe, and your program is a development-related program, this post is for you. Please read on to find out more about these scholarships.
International Scholarships for Development-related Studies
DAAD Scholarships for Development Related Postgraduate Courses (Germany)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarship awards for foreign candidates for a range of postgraduate programs related to development at Universities in Germany. The scholarship awards are aimed at providing academically gifted young professionals from developing nations with further specialized studies.
The scholarship awards comprise monthly payments of 750 euros for graduate students or 1,000 euros for doctoral students; health, accident and personal liability insurance fees; and travel stipend unless these costs are provided by the home nation or other source of funding.
Applications have to be made straight to the respective program. Please go to the respective program websites for the application process, the application closing date, and the documents to be presented. Closing dates differ depending on the program but are generally around August-October 2020.
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KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries (Germany)
The KAAD scholarship awards are available for postgraduate candidates and at academics who have previously attained professional experience and who are intent on pursuing postgraduate studies (or research) in Germany. The scholarship awards are available to nationals of developing or emergent nations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America. There is no particular subject-preference but there is an inclination towards “development-related” programs or programs that will be of use for the home nation of the candidate.
Application submissions for the September cohort have to be complete by the 30th of June. Application submissions for the March cohort have to be complete by the 15th of January.