DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health

DAAD Scholarship

DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health

The DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science program is a relaxed modular study program, which can be checked full-or part-time. The standard study duration is two years (full-time), but maybe up to one year shorter if appropriate professional experience has already been achieved before the studies. The Master of Science degree is granted by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), originated in 1925 and is the largest German support organization in the field of international academic cooperation.

The DAAD headquarters are in Bonn and 15 international regional branch offices exist to provide information and advice on study and research opportunities, as well as available grants, tailored to students and academics within their region.

The DAAD New York office aids residents of the United States and Canada who are enrolled or employed at American and Canadian higher education institutions and would like to study or pursue research in Germany. From the perspective of this side of the exchange, the DAAD’s mission is to facilitate American and Canadian students’ access to the distinguished German institutions of higher education and research—from research universities (Universitäten) to universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), colleges of music and art, libraries and archives, and research institutions such as the Max Planck Institutes.

The DAAD scholarship grants administered by the DAAD abroad are available to students of all academic disciplines and at each academic degree level, including undergraduates, graduating undergraduates, recent graduates with a BA, master’s degree students, doctoral students, and Ph.D. candidates, and postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.

The DAAD worldwide network also comprises around 50 information centers and around 450 DAAD lecturer positions.


  • DAAD scholarship holders are excused from paying tuition fees.

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Eligibility for the DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health

Contenders from low- and middle-income countries who have achieved an academic degree (240ECTS/4 years) with far above intermediate results (upper third) and at least two years of corresponding professional experience after the first degree (Bachelor) at the time of application are qualified for a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship. His/her academic degrees should generally be no more than six years old.

Scholarship holders start their study by following the Core Course at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. For the progressive studies phase, they will meet Advanced Modules (20 ECTS) in Berlin or at our partner universities in Heidelberg, Germany, and Bergen, Norway. The Master Thesis is done at the National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Documents Required for Application

1. DAAD application form, tete-a-tete signed with the current date. The form can be found here.

2. Curriculum Vitae, personally signed with a current date. The curriculum must be presented in the Europass format. You can find the sample here.

3. Letter of Motivation, personally signed with the current date (maximum 2 pages) IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), still submit only one motivation letter describing why you are applying for the exact courses and why you chose that emphasis.

4. Research proposal for a proposed Master Thesis project (maximum 3-5 pages).

Kindly note that your research proposal for the DAAD application is in no way binding in terms of your thesis project for our program. This proposal will just help us to consider your application.

5. Letter of recommendation from your current employer. The letter must have letterhead, the signature, and the authorized stamp and must be of the current date (not in a closed envelope).

6. Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that demonstrate a minimum of two years of appropriate working experience (after the Bachelor’s degree) at the time of application (with letterhead, signature, and stamp) and if possible, proof of re-employment from your present employer upon returning home.

7. Proof of English Language Skills: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internets based).

  • Native speakers of English do not need to offer proof.
  • Students who have achieved a university degree that was taught in English in an English-speaking country (e.g. the United Kingdom, the U.S., Canada, etc.) need only submit their degree certificate.
  • Candidates from Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda only need to hold a certificate from the Dean of Studies of their prior university ensuring that their full tertiary education was led in English.

8. Certified copies of Academic Degrees (with a certified translation if the degree was published in any language other than English).

9. Certified copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if the transcript was printed in any language other than English).

10. Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to present an APS Certificate with their application documents.

How to Apply for the DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health

These manuscripts must be presented as hard copies to our institute by 15 October of the year before the start of the program:

Institute of Tropical Medicine & International Health

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Campus Virchow-Klinikum

DAAD Project Coordinator

Master Programme in International Health

Internal Campus Address: Südring 3B

Augustenburgerplatz 1

13353 Berlin


The application deadline for this scholarship is October 15, 2022.


Official Scholarship Website

Disclaimer: This is NOT the official scholarship page. This is only a one-page summarized listing of the scholarship. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct.

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