Students who want to study in Germany can now apply for a scholarship from the German support agency Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), according to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
Scholarships have been announced by the organisation for students pursuing a Master’s degree in their Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS).
“Under the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) programme, foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years professional experience have the opportunity to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university,” the HEC stated on Twitter.
The postgraduate courses are currently being offered in the following fields:
- Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
- Development Cooperation
- Engineering and Related Sciences
- Regional and Urban Planning
- Agricultural and Forest Sciences
- Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Medicine and Public Health
- Social Sciences, Education, and Law
- Media Studies
Pakistani graduates with at least two years of professional experience are eligible to apply, as are those with a Bachelor’s degree in a related topic from a four-year school.
“Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and will be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support change processes in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship,” the DAAD stated on their website.
Working “either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic, or social areas” is a typical application for the programme.
The scholarship requires that the aspiring candidate must have completed an “academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor) at the time of application”.
Their degrees, however, must not be over six years old, while those residing in Germany for more than 15 months will also be not considered for the scholarship.
Students can find more details on the scholarship and programme on DAAD’s website.