The MIPLC is a part of the DAAD’s scholarship program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”. If you would like to apply for the scholarship offered in this context, please note that several special conditions apply.
What is Covered by the Scholarship?
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.
The scholarship does not cover additional costs, e.g. your enrollment fees or the fees for a semester ticket for public transport in Munich.
Please also refer to the brochure for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” for more information. Where MIPLC and DAAD have differing requirements, the stricter requirement applies.
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.
These criteria are applied very strictly. If you do not fulfill them, you will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship. However, you are still welcome to apply for admission to the MIPLC, provided you fulfill the MIPLC admission criteria.
Special Application Deadlines
You have to apply more than a year in advance by the application deadline of October 15. Your complete file with all required documents (this includes your English test scores) has to reach the MIPLC by this date. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered for the scholarship.
Application and Selection Procedure
Please refer to the MIPLC Application Instructions, section 4, for detailed information.
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.