2017 KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students in Germany. Applications for the September selection need to be complete by end of June. Many times, applicants get admission letters (especially for Master-courses) only when these deadlines have passed. Applications are open for well known KAAD Scholarships available for students of developing countries. These scholarships are awarded to students for pursuing master’s degree, PhD or for a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university. There is no specific subject-preference. Applicants have to request through filling a questionnaire and sending it to the KAAD offices for applying to these scholarships. Scholarship applications are only administered by the Catholic chaplaincies of all German universities (Katholische Hochschulgemeinden [KHG] oder Katholische Studierendengemeinden [KSG]).Applications directed straight to KAAD cannot be considered. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): German university | Germany
Field(s): There is no specific subject-preference. However, the selection board has often given preference to courses and subjects that they felt to be of significance for the home country of the applicant. This holds true especially for subjects of PhD-theses. There is therefore a certain leaning towards “development oriented” studies–this does however not mean that other fields (cultural, philosophic, linguistic, etc.) cannot be of significance for a country and are ruled out.
Deadline: Applications for the September selection need to be complete by end of June. Many times, applicants get admission letters (especially for Master-courses) only when these deadlines have passed.
Funded By: KAAD
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017 KAAD Scholarships are targeted for Students from a following developing or emerging countries (Africa, Asia, Near and Middle East (including North Africa) and Latin America) [Focus Countries Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon and Nigeria (Africa), Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China (Asia), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel and Syria (the Middle East) or Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil (Latin America)] can apply for these KAAD scholarships.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: Not Known
‣ Scholarship covers: Please visit the main website for the benefits ...
‣ The 2017 KAAD Scholarship Program 1 is addressed to post-graduates and to academics who already gained professional experience and who are interested in postgraduate studies (or research stays) in Germany.
‣ This program is administered by regional partner committees, staffed by university professors and church representatives.
‣ Normally documents are submitted to the committee of the applicant’s home country.
‣ have a university degree and professional experience from your home country
‣ want to acquire a master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university
‣ are a Catholic Christian (or general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue
‣ possess German language skills before starting the studies (KAAD can provide a language course of max. 6 months in Germany).
What does KAAD expect from you?
KAAD is working with focus- and partner countries in your region. There are so-called Partner Committees in these countries and applications are channelled via them. Applications from other countries can be considered only in exceptional cases.
You can apply for the scholarship programme 2 of KAAD if you:
What does KAAD expect from you?
The selection board meets twice a year. The particular deadlines for the application can be enquired at your KHG/KSG.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ The first request is placed through filling the application questionnaire. and sending it to the KAAD offices.
‣ Normally documents are submitted to the committee of the applicant’s home country. In the course of the application process, more documents need to be provided by the applicant and the KAAD-Partner-Committees are involved.
‣ If the pre-selection process has been positive for the applicant, the application is passed on to an independent selection board, which sits twice per year (in March and in September).
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date : Applications for the September selection need to be complete by end of June. Many times, applicants get admission letters (especially for Master-courses) only when these deadlines have passed.
‣ In these cases, the university has to be asked to defer the admission to the next academic year. Applications can be made already before admission letters are received.
‣ However at the end of the application process, the applicant needs to show either an admission letter or a confirmation by the university that they are eligible for the course and that the application has been received and being processed.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.