The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan said on Tuesday that students who want to continue their education in Germany can now apply for a scholarship from the German support agency Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
Scholarships have been made available by the organization for students enrolled in their Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS), which are master’s-level programs.
The HEC tweeted: “Under the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) program, foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries have the opportunity to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university. They must have at least two years of professional experience.”
The following fields are now offering postgraduate courses:
- Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
- Development Cooperation
- Engineering and Related Sciences
- Regional and Urban Planning
- Agricultural and Forest Sciences
- Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Medicine and Public Health
- Social Sciences, Education, and Law
- Media Studies
Pakistani graduates with at least two years of work experience can apply for the program, but they also need to have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, which is typically earned after four years of study.
After their training or scholarship, candidates are required to assume social responsibility, start change processes in their personal and professional environments, and support those processes. This is according to the DAAD’s website.
Working “either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies having an impact on technological, economic, or social areas” is a typical requirement for the program.
Achieving an “academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor) at the time of application” is required for the award.
However, their degrees must not be older than six years, and those who have lived in Germany for longer than 15 months will also not be given consideration for the award.
On the DAAD website, students can learn more information about the scholarship and curriculum.