Fully Funded Masters and PhD Scholarships 2023/2024 » PhD Scholarships » Graduate Scholarships » Master’s Scholarships » Scholarships for Master’s and PhD
The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is a scholarship organization of the German Catholic Church that provides financial and civic educational support for high potential postgraduate scholars from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
KAAD provides support for individuals, i.e. usually scholars cannot be accompanied by their families.
Applications for Master-programs in Germany will be considered primarily for candidates whose professional experience and objectives reveal that a Masters-degree, and not a PhD, is the final goal of their higher education (‘terminal Master’).
Rare exceptions from this rule may be allowed for female candidates.
Scholars who pursued Master-studies in one of these partner countries under a KAAD scholarship are entitled to compete for a Ph.D. scholarship for Germany at any time after their Master’s degree (‘second scholarships’).
Masters and PhD Scholarships Eligibility:
Significant social and religious commitment: A clear preference is given to catholic (or Ethiopian orthodox) applicants.
The ideal candidate should be creative, with a distinguished personal integrity and leadership qualities.
Upper age limits for Master’s level and doctorates are 32 and 35 years, respectively.
Applicants who don’t receive a reply from KAAD within 8 weeks have not been shortlisted for the next step of the preselection.
Applications for the September selection need to be complete by end of June.
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