DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health at Charite University Berlin


DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health at Charite University Berlin, May 20 2023







Charite University Berlin, in Germany, is inviting applications for the DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health in 2024.
The Master of Science in International Health study programme is part of the tropEd European Network for Education in International Health. It is a flexible modular programme which may be studied full-time over one year or part-time over a period of four to five years, yielding 60 ECTS credit points for academic achievements and awards an additional 30 ECTS for relevant professional experience. Graduates will receive the degree of “Master of Science in International Health” issued by Charite — Universitatsmedizin Berlin.



• The scholarship recipients will be granted a full waiver of the MIPLC tuition and participation fee.

• In addition, the DAAD will pay the scholarship recipients a monthly stipend of EUR 850.

• As a rule, the scholarship also includes certain payments towards health, accident, and liability insurance coverage in Germany.

• Furthermore, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source.

• The DAAD will also pay a study and research allowance. Last but not least, the scholarship covers a mandatory two-month German course before the start of the program.


Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Candidates from low- and middle-income countries who have completed an academic degree (240ECTS/4 years) 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 are eligible for a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship.
  • His/her academic degrees should normally be no more than six years old.

Scholarship holders begin their study by attending the Core Course at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. For the advanced studies phase, they will complete Advanced Modules (20 ECTS) in Berlin or at our partner universities in Heidelberg, Germany and Bergen, Norway. The Master Thesis is done at the National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Mexico.



Required Documents


If you would like to apply for a DAAD scholarship, Please submit the following documents as hard-copies in the following order:

1. DAAD application form, personally signed with current date. The form can be found here.

2. Curriculum Vitae, personally singed with current date. The curriculum must be submitted in the Europass format. You can find the sample form here.

3. Letter of Motivation, personally signed with current date (maximum 2 pages) IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), still submit only one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for the specific courses and why you chose that priority.

4. Research proposal for a suggested Master Thesis project (maximum 3-5 pages).
Please note that your research proposal for the DAAD application is in no way binding in terms of your thesis project for our programme. This proposal will just help us to assess your application.

5. Letter of recommendation from your current employer. The letter must have letterhead, the signature and the official stamp and must be of current date (not in a sealed envelope).

6. Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that prove a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the Bachelor degree) at the time of application (with letterhead, signature and stamp) and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer upon returning home.

7. Proof of English Language Skills: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based).

  • Native speakers of English do not need to submit proof.
  • Students who have completed a university degree that was taught in English in an English-speaking country (e.g. the United Kingdom, the U.S., Canada etc.) need only submit their degree certificate.
  • Candidates from Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda only need to enclose a certificate by the Dean of Studies of their previous university confirming that their entire tertiary education was conducted in English.


8. Certified copies of Academic Degrees (with certified translation if the degree was issued in any language other than English).

9. Certified copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if the transcript was issued in any language other than English).

10. Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to submit an APS Certificate with their application documents.

A certified copy is a copy of an original document that bears the original (“wet”) official stamp or seal and the original (“wet”) signature of the person who certifies that the copy is identical to the original. A certified copy is a legal document. An explanation what a certified copy is, you can find here



How to Apply


These documents must be submitted as hard-copies to our institute by 15 October of the year prior to the start of the programme:

Institute of Tropical Medicine & International Health
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Virchow-Klinikum
DAAD Project Coordinator
Master Programme in International Health
Internal Campus Address: Südring 3B
Augustenburgerplatz 1
13353 Berlin

For more information, please see the Master of Science in International Health-description in the DAAD booklet Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.

For detailed information on the prerequisites and requirements for a DAAD scholarship, please see the DAAD Website.


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