DAAD Scholarship 2025-2026 | Fully funded Master’s and PhD in Germany

Fully funded DAAD scholarship for studying in Germany for the academic year 2025-2026. Applications are now open for a wide range of nationalities and disciplines. Learn about the eligibility criteria and application steps through this article.

DAAD Scholarship


DAAD is a global funding organization for international exchange programs for students and researchers. Since 1925, approximately 2.6 million students in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. DAAD scholarships are among the most renowned programs for studying in Germany. The DAAD programs offer opportunities to pursue Master's or PhD degrees in various fields, providing full support throughout the duration of the studies. Local experts, along with their international partners, play a crucial role in the sustainable development of their countries. They are seen as the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, higher education, and improved health for all. These scholarships are available for many Arab countries and cover a wide range of disciplines. DAAD does not require a specific language; instead, the language of study is determined by the university, and the duration of study varies depending on the program.

General Details about DAAD Scholarship 2025:

  • Type of Scholarship: Master's and PhD
  • Duration of Study: 12-42 months, depending on the program
  • Age: Not specified
  • Language: English or German (depending on the program requirements)
  • Funding: Fully funded
  • Funding Source: German Government
  • Study Location: Various German universities, which you can learn about from here.
  • Target Countries: Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Yemen

Available Specializations:

  • Economics / Business Administration / Political Economics
  • Development Cooperation
  • Engineering and related sciences
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine / Public Health
  • Social Sciences, Education, and Law
  • Media Studies

Features of the DAAD Scholarship:

  • Monthly stipend of 861 euros for Master's students and 1200 euros for PhD students.
  • Health insurance.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Monthly rent support.
  • Monthly family allowance for those with dependents.

Application Requirements for DAAD Scholarship:

  • Two years of professional experience.
  • Bachelor's degree with at least four years of study in a relevant field.
  • Master's degree for PhD applicants.
  • Academic degrees obtained no more than 6 years ago.
  • Proficiency in English or German, depending on the requirements of the chosen program.
  • For English language proficiency: IELTS: 6 overall, or TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based.
  • For German language proficiency: DSH2 certificate or DaF2 certificate. At the time of application, it is important to have at least a B1 certificate.

Documents Required for Applying for the Scholarship:

  1. Application form for the scholarship, click here.
  2. Curriculum vitae in Europass format, click here.
  3. Motivation letter specific to the DAAD program. (Website, maximum two pages with the current date). This letter should clarify if you are applying to more than one program, up to a maximum of three programs, why you chose these programs with an explanation of the priority among them.
  4. Letter of recommendation from your current supervisor.
  5. Employment certificate proving two years of relevant experience and indicating the possibility of re-employment after the end of the scholarship.
  6. Copy of academic certificate and transcript.
  7. Language proficiency certificate.
  8. In addition to all documents requested by the university.

How to Apply for the DAAD Scholarship:

  1. Applications are submitted directly through the university for the available fields of study.
  2. You can access the links specific to the university from here.
  3. You can find out the application procedure through the university itself for the specialization you wish to study.
  4. The required documents are sent by the university, in addition to the documents specific to the DAAD scholarship, to the university itself.


  • To know the frequently asked questions, click here.
  • Make sure to have a backup copy of all the documents you will be sending. In case you are selected, you will be asked to upload these documents again through the DAAD website.
  • The deadline for application varies.

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15 thoughts on “DAAD Scholarship 2025-2026 | Fully funded Master’s and PhD in Germany

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  2. I am interested in this scholarship but I am Liberia, West Africa
    I want to study Business and Administration

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