DAAD Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries in Germany

Deadline: 15 October 2020
Open to: students from Developing Countries
Scholarship: fully funded


DAAD offers scholarship to students from developing countries to attend LL.M. program “Intellectual Property and Competition Law” at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC). The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its international faculty and its students hailing from all over the world. With just 38 students (maximum) per year, this program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support.


You are eligible for the DAAD scholarship for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” if you fulfill the following formal requirements:

– You hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or a three-year Bachelor’s degree plus a further degree), completed with above-average results (top 30%).
– You received your latest degree no more than six years before your scholarship application.
– You have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained in a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country (university staff and academics are generally not taken into account). To meet this requirement, it is sufficient if you have completed the two years by February of the year in which you intend to start your studies at the MIPLC. In any case, the experience must have been gained after the completion of your first university degree.
– You meet the English language requirements of the MIPLC.


The scholarship recipients will be granted a full waiver of the MIPLC tuition and participation fee. In addition, the DAAD will pay the scholarship recipients a monthly stipend of EUR 850. As a rule, the scholarship also includes certain payments towards health, accident and liability insurance coverage in Germany. Furthermore, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source. The DAAD will also pay a study and research allowance. Last but not least, the scholarship covers a mandatory two-month German course before the start of the program.

How to apply?

Complete applications will be evaluated for admission on a rolling basis. From all admitted applicants, we will select 12 to 15 candidates for a Skype interview in January or February. Based on these interviews, the MIPLC will pre-select the scholars. The final decision rests with the DAAD and is usually available in March.

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.