Study in Germany: DAAD-EPOS Scholarships for Developing Countries (MIDE 2024-25)

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International students are invited to apply for the DAAD-EPOS Scholarships for Developing Countries – MIDE 2024-25 in Germany, which offers master’s level programs in international development studies and economics at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin – HTW Berlin. The scholarship application deadline is August 31, 2023.


HTW Berlin, the largest university of applied sciences in Berlin, offers a full-time Master’s degree course in “International and Development Economics” (MIDE), which is taught entirely in English and spans 18 months. The program is designed for individuals from developing and transitional countries, as well as Germany and other developed countries who have a strong interest in understanding the economic challenges faced by “third world” nations. Its objective is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in areas related to global economic issues and development.

The International and Development Economics Master’s program is tailored for students with a background in economics, business administration, or social sciences with an emphasis on economics. The program’s primary objective is to enhance students’ understanding of development economics, the global economic landscape that underpins socio-economic development, and key sectors and policy areas that are crucial for developing countries. The program focuses on agriculture, financial institutions, and public enterprises. It covers the principal theoretical debates and contemporary examples of strategies, policies, and projects to better comprehend the challenges in developing current development policies.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides postgraduate programs focused on development to support the education of professionals from developing and newly industrialized countries. These programs aim to train local experts with connections to international partners who can play a vital role in achieving sustainable development in their countries. These experts are essential for creating a better future with reduced poverty and improved education and health for all. The scholarships are available to foreign graduates from these countries, regardless of their field, who have at least two years of professional experience. They offer the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state-run or state-recognized German university. In exceptional cases, doctoral degrees may also be awarded, enabling individuals to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Degree Level

The DAAD-EPOS Scholarships for Developing Countries – MIDE 2024-25 in Germany are available for individuals seeking to pursue a Masters degree at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin – HTW Berlin.

Available Subjects:

  • International development studies
  • Economics

The benefits of the scholarship include:

  • Funding duration ranging from 12 to 42 months, depending on the study program
  • Monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates and 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates, based on their academic level
  • Coverage for health, accident, and personal liability insurance expenses
  • Travel allowance, unless it is already covered by the home country or other funding sources
  • Additional benefits, such as monthly rent subsidy and allowance for accompanying family members, may be provided in certain circumstances.


Graduates with at least two years’ professional experience from the following countries: list of eligible countries

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the program are as follows:

  1. Academic Requirements: Candidates must meet the necessary academic requirements and demonstrate their ability to successfully complete a study program in Germany with an above-average performance in their first academic exam, ranking within the top third. Additionally, they must possess adequate language skills.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree: Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, typically consisting of a four-year course.
  3. Professional Experience: Candidates must possess a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  4. Motivation: Candidates must demonstrate their motivation for development-related studies and their willingness to take on social responsibility. They are expected to initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after completing their training/scholarship.


For the program starting in April of the following year, the application deadline is September 30th each year. However, for applications with DAAD scholarship, the deadline is August 31st.

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