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All scholarships are highly competitive. Due to limited institutional resources, students are therefore encouraged to obtain financial support from their employing agencies or through outside fellowships and private sources before seeking aid.


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a limited number of scholarships to participants from developing countries.

Please see our checklist here and the following links for requirements:

'Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)' (find the application form under 'Application Procedure')

and the following link for further DAAD information about our course.

DAAD Application period for TU Berlin:
15th June until August 31st of the year BEFORE you intend to start the UM course!

You do NOT need an admission letter from TU Berlin to apply for the DAAD development-related postgraduate courses program.

Simple copies of your awarded academic degree, academic transcript and school leaving certificate will suffice. In the event that you are selected, you will then be requested to forward certified copies of those documents.

Please refer to the DAAD Application FAQs here for further information.

The DAAD also provides a variety of other funding opportunities:
Database of funding offered by the DAAD and other selected organisations

When applying for the Urban Management course by email, the DAAD Application form can be attached to the Urban Management application form found here.

When applying by post, one set of copies of your documents, sent to the Urban Management Program, is sufficient. DO NOT send another set to DAAD. All forms and supporting documentation should be sent together with the Urban Management application form and documentation directly and only to:

Technische Unversität Berlin
Urban Management Program - Sekr. HBS 5
Hardenbergstrasse 16-18
10623 Berlin

Other German Foundations

Katholischer Akademischer Austauschdienst (KAAD)

     (ecclesiastical letter of recommendation required)

Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED)

     (ecclesiastical letter of recommendation required)

German political foundations offering scholarships to foreign students:

Heinrich Böll Foundation

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Hanns Seidel Foundation

Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation

Deutschlandstipendium (at TU Berlin: Deutschlandstipendium)

International Scholarships and Scholarships for Women

International Scholarships:

United Nations (UNESCO)

Information on the scholarship program of the Commission of the European Union - European Development Fund (EDF) can be obtained from the EU diplomatic representative in the candidate's own country. The application is submitted through the candidate's employer. For information on the EC-ASEAN Scholarship Program contact (application via British Councils):

EC-ASEAN Scholarship Program
Rue de la Loi 200
1049 Brussels

World Assembly of Muslim Youth:

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth is an international Islamic oganization dealing specifically with Muslim youth affairs and embracing over 450 Islamic youth/students organizations in the five continents.

Headquarters: P.O. Box 10845, Riyadh, 11443, Saudi Arabia
Nigeria Office: 49, Kayode Street Ogba Ikeja, Lagos or P.O. Box 8221, Ikeja Lagos State, Nigeria.

Scholarships for women:

Graduate Women International (GWI)

Regional Scholarship and Funding Programs

Financing Internships Abroad

There are funds available that can help you finance your internships abroad.

Useful Internet Links

International Education Financial Aid
(Internet resource for financial aid information for international students wishing to study in a foreign country - many useful links)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
(Information about DAAD scholarships, sholarships in general and database of funding offered by the DAAD and other selected organisations)

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