In collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), a limited number of scholarships are available for M.Sc. Agricultural Economics at the University of Hohenheim under the special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS). For up-to-date requirements and application procedures, please refer to their official webpage.
Through the EPOS scholarships, the DAAD supports excellent candidates from developing countries who have a strong academic and professional background.
Scholarship recipients typically have work experience in a public authority, state institution and/or a private company in a developing country, and therefore they will have been engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies relating to technology, economics and/or social impact.
DAAD EPOS scholarship recipients will have their tuition fees waived for the 2 years of the Agricultural Economics Master’s program, and they will receive health insurance, a monthly living stipend, travel costs to Germany and back as well as for research (see EPOS webpage for details and extras). Furthermore, an integral part of the DAAD EPOS initiative is an intensive German language course from August to September at a language center in Germany, prior to starting the Master’s program.
DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) . The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German...... read more
Scholarship applicants must fulfill both the DAAD EPOS requirements AND the admission criteria for the AgEcon program.
Selection Criteria for DAAD EPOS Scholarship
This is a highly competitive application process with strict requirements. For applicants to be considered, they must at least fulfill the following baseline requirements:
Note that employment in academia, like teaching and research at a university or research institute, is not considered relevant work experience for this initiative; only in very exceptional cases can it be accepted.
Selection Criteria for MSc. Agricultural Economics
Scholarship applicants must also fulfill the basic requirements for the Master’s program:
Note: A language proficiency certificate from your university is NOT SUFFICIENT!
Even if you have studied in English during your entire university career (as e.g. in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, India, etc. …) you have to present the result of an official English test!
There are no exceptions.
Required Documents for Scholarship Applications
Include reference to current occupation, aspirations and rational for choice of program(s).
ATTENTION: If applying to more than one EPOS program (maximum 3), the same motivation letter must be submitted to each university, additionally specifying why you have chosen these specific programs and why you have ranked your preference.
Ideally this would also include a guarantee of re-employment upon your return home after the program.
Please acquire this from your employer and include it in your application; do not have them send it separately.
The information must align with your CV, so check dates and titles carefully.
Results of English tests can be submitted by email to [email protected] after December 15, but not later than mid-January.
In addition to credits earned per course, transcripts must include a grading-scale, otherwise a supplement is to be included.
This is the certificate/diploma that qualified you to study at a university level. Examples include: school-leaving certificate, university entrance exam, high-school diploma, A-level certificate, etc.)
If your GPA is numerically below average (2.5 on the German scale), then you will need to acquire a ranking letter from your university proving that you were in the top half of your class.
Applications for the DAAD EPOS scholarship for MSc. Agricultural Economics consist of two parts:
emailing the DAAD forms and supporting documents to [email protected]; and submitting an application for admission for the “AgEcon” program through the University of Hohenheim’s online application portal HohCampus.
Please do not merge your application documents into one file and label the individual PDFs using the following nomenclature: Number - Surname Name - Document Type, e.g.
You can compress the PDFs if they are otherwise too large to send as attachments, but confirm that they are still clearly readable. For security purposes, please do not send a download link for your files! Please send them as attachments to your application email, and include “DAAD” and your HohCampus application number in the subject line (available upon creating an application, even before submitting).
For more details, visit University of Hohenheim website