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.
Universität Hohenheim Information
Established in 1818, Universität Hohenheim (University of Hohenheim) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Stuttgart (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Baden-Wurttemberg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg), Universität Hohenheim is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität Hohenheim offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 201 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
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:
- Citizen of a developing country
- Minimum 2 years professional experience post Bachelor’s, prior to the date of applying
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.
- Academic degrees should be less than 6 years old
- Development-related motivations and intentions
- Must not have resided in Germany for longer than 15 months by the application deadline
Selection Criteria for MSc. Agricultural Economics
Scholarship applicants must also fulfill the basic requirements for the Master’s program:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related subject with above-average results
- Official proof English proficiency as detailed in the admission regulations (see below)
Go to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on hohcampus.verw.uni-hohenheim.de to apply
Applications for the DAAD EPOS scholarship for MSc. Agricultural Economics consist of two parts:
emailing the DAAD forms and supporting documents to ; 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.
- Mustermann Erika - DAAD Application Form
- Mustermann Erika - Motivation Letter
- Mustermann Erika - Diploma & Transcript of Records
- Mustermann Erika - CV
- Mustermann Erika - Employment Certificates
- Mustermann Erika - Professional Recommendations
- Mustermann Erika - Proof of English Proficiency
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).
Required Documents for Scholarship Applications
- Checklist of all required DAAD application documents, physically signed and dated
- DAAD Application Form, physically signed and dated
- Up-to-date CV (europass), physically signed and dated
- Motivation Letter (max 2 pages), physically signed and dated
Include reference to current occupation, aspirations and rational for choice of program(s).