DAAD-EPOS Scholarships in collaboration with the University of Hohenheim German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), invites applications from eligible candidates from Developing Countries to take up scholarships for an MSc. Agricultural Economics programme under the special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS).
Through the EPOS scholarships, the DAAD supports excellent candidates from developing countries who have a strong academic and professional background. These scholarships are highly competitive. Scholarship recipients typically have work experience in a public authority, state institution and/or a private company in a developing country, and therefore they will have been engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies relating to technology, economics and/or social impact.
Scholarship recipients typically have work experience in a public authority, state institution and/or a private company in a developing country, and therefore they will have been engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies relating to technology, economics and/or social impact
The University of Hohenheim is a campus university located in the south of Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1818, it is Stuttgart’s oldest university. Its primary areas of specialisation had traditionally been agricultural and natural sciences. Today, however, the majority of its students are enrolled in one of the many study programs offered by the faculty of business, economic and social sciences. The faculty has regularly been ranked among the best in the country, making the University of Hohenheim one of Germany’s top-tier universities in these fields. The university maintains academic alliances with a nseveralrtner universities and is involved in numerous joint research projects. From 1770 to 1794, the Karlsschule was the only university in Stuttgart. Since its founding in 1818, Stuttgart’s oldest university has been the University of Hohenheim. The eruption of the Indonesian volcano Mount Tambora in 1815 triggered a global climate change and was one of the causes of the massive famine suffered in the Kingdom of Württemberg at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1818 King William I of Württemberg set up an Agricultural Academy in Hohenheim to radically improve general nutrition in the kingdom through teaching, experimentation and demonstration and, in so doing, laid the foundation for the University of Hohenheim. At that time, there were 18 students enrolled and a staff of three professors. It is not connected to or affiliated with the University of Stuttgart (founded in 1829), although there is cola collaboration between the two. The first director of the academy was Johann Nepomuk SchSchwarznd it was located in Hohenheim Palace, built by Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. In 1847 the institution was designated as holding the rank of an “Academy of Agriculture and Forestry”. In 1904 the name was changed to “Agricultural College”. Hohenheim College was awarded the right to confer doctorates in 1918 and habitations in 1919. With the appointment of Margarete von Wrangell to the chair for plant nutrition in 1923, she became the first female full professor at a German university. During the period of National Socialism, the university was brought into line with the party’s ideology, and it was forced to close in 1945.
Worth of Eligibility for DAAD-EPOS Scholarships
- Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Scholarship recipients will have their tuition fees waived for the 2 years of the Agricultural Economics Master’s program,
- They will receive health insurance
- Monthly living stipend,
- Travel costs to Germany and back as well as for research
Eligibility for DAAD-EPOS Scholarships
- To be eligible for University of Hohenheim DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:
- Applicants must be international students
- Applicants must be a citizen of a developing country
- Applicants must have an offer to enrol in M.Sc. program at the University.
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience post-bachelors, before the date of applying.
- Academic degrees should be less than 6 years old
- Development-related motivations and intentions
- Must not have resided in Germany for longer than 15 months by the application deadline.
How to APPLY FOR DAAD-EPOS Scholarships
To be considered for the University of Hohenheim DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries, application documents must be emailed to [email protected].
The University of Hohenheim uses the HohCampus portal for applications. Scholarship applications, submitted by email, can only be considered if there is a corresponding application on HohCampus.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2022
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