United Nations University(UNU) 2023 Masters Scholarship for Developing Countries – Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has a funding system called EPOS, and as of 2017, the Joint Master’s system is one of a small set of foreign postgraduate programmes that is eligible for it.

The joint M.Sc. degree gives postgraduate students the in-depth understanding, critical thinking skills, approaches, and resources needed to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective on environmental threats and human security. In addition to the ARTS study programme offered by the University of Bonn’s Faculty of Agriculture and the ZEF Doctoral Studies programme, it is the third study programme in Bonn to be approved for DAAD support.

This Master’s programme is the output of the fruitful collaboration between the University of Bonn Department of Geography and the United Nations University. It is a substantial contribution to the internationalization of the University of Bonn and is supported by the German agency, DAAD.

About United Nations University (UNU)

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. The Institute began operations over 30 years ago in Helsinki, Finland, as the first research centre of the United Nations University. Today it is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency providing a range of services from policy advice to governments as well as freely available original research.

UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship

  • Type Postgraduate
  • Organisation United Nations University (UNU)
  • Country to study Germany
  • School to study United Nations University
  • Course to study Not specified
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline December 15, 2023

Aim and Benefits of UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be funded to cover all expenses directly related to the study programme as well as their cost of living in Bonn.

Requirements for UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship Qualification

Eligible candidates should fulfill the following requirements in addition to the general eligibility criteria for the Master’s programme:

  • Being a candidate from a “Developing Country” (according to the classification of the DAAD)
  • Having at least two years of practical work experience (e.g. with an NGO, GO, or the private sector) in a field related to the study programme
  • Having graduated with the Bachelor no longer than five years ago
  • Having completed no other Master in a similar field of studies
  • Aiming at a career as a practitioner in a field related to the programme of study

Application Deadline

December 15, 2023

How to Apply

  • Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships need to apply for the programme as well by filling the applications forms for the DAAD; acceptance to the former does not guarantee acceptance to the latter.
  • The selection process for the EPOS funding among shortlisted candidates will happen between February and April each year.
  • Candidates that do not fulfill the EPOS requirements but wish to benefit from financial support during their studies are invited to apply individually and early to other available funding programmes in Germany.

For more details, visit UNU website.

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