The Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR) is the doctoral program at ZEF. BIGS-DR is part of a group of international graduate programs at the University of Bonn, a graduate framework that maintains the highest level of academic quality.
There are two ways in which applicants can fund their studies. The first is through the BIGS-DR internal scholarship. This internal scholarship is funded through the Development-Related Postgraduate Course program (EPOS) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The deadline for internal scholarship applicants is August 31st annually.
Applicants with a citizenship from a developing country or emerging economy can apply for a DAAD EPOS scholarship directly from ZEF.
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The scholarship provides monthly allowance, living costs, study fees, health insurance, travel costs and German language courses for the whole course (24 months).
For more details, visit University Of Bonn website.