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Application Deadline: October 31, 2022
Looking at the forest and forest ecosystem from various perspectives: ecosystem analysis and modelling, ecosystem sciences and tropical and international forestry – you can specialize in one of these three study tracks as your individually chosen forestry topic .
The curriculum provides hands-on approaches to tackle important current issues such as global warming, climate change, change of land use, species loss and treats to biodiversity. In the ecosystems analysis and modelling study track the focus is on an in-depth training in advanced programming, data analysis as well as theoretical ecology and practical conservation management. In the ecosystem sciences study track the students receive a research-based training on terrestrial ecosystems function from molecules to landscape level and laboratory methods in ecosystems sciences. In the tropical and international forestry study track, the students learn all about sustainable management of tropical and international forests including an international excursion where the students development jointly an interdisciplinary management plan on-site. Throughout their studies, students will take part in cutting-edge research activities on these topics in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.
Admission to the Master’s program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree with a standard period of study of at least six semesters and a total of at least 180 ECTS credits or an equivalent degree in a program with a closely related subject at a German university or at a university belonging to one of the Bologna signatory states.
Provisional admission is granted to those who have not yet completed their studies at the time of application, but have acquired at least 150 credits in a relevant Bachelor’s degree program or an equivalent degree programme.
- Candidates fulfil the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third, language skills)
- Candidates have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
- Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience
- Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship
Duration of the funding:
12 to 42 months (dependent on study programme)
- Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
- Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
- Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
- Monthly rent subsidy
- Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family