Fully-funded MIPLC-DAAD scholarship for Development Courses 2022

The MIPLC program is part of the DAAD’s scholarship program 2022 for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”. The scholarship offered in this context is subject to several special conditions.

  • Application deadline: October 15, 2022

The Scholarship covers what?

Scholarship recipients will receive

  • MIPLC fee waiver in full
  • A stipend of EUR 850 per month
  • Germany’s contributions to health, accident, and liability insurance
  • Unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source, a travel allowance is required
  • Allowance for study and research
  • Students must complete a two-month German course before starting the MIPLC LL.M. (August and September in Munich or another German city).

A full fee waiver is included in the DAAD scholarship, so you must also apply for MIPLC financial assistance (cf. section 2a).

Eligibility Criteria

You can also refer to the brochure for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” for more information. Whenever MIPLC and DAAD requirements differ, the stricter one applies. In addition to MIPLC’s admission requirements (cf. section 1), you must fulfill the following requirements to qualify for the DAAD scholarship:

  • You are from a developing country (according to the OECD DAC list) and have not lived outside of your home country (or another developing country) for more than two years.
  • With above-average grades, you hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or a three-year Bachelor’s degree plus a further degree).
  • Your latest degree was earned no more than six years before you applied.
  • You have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained in a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country. To To fulfill this requirement, you must have completed the two years by February of the year in which you intend to start your studies at MIPLC. The core target group of this program is not university staff and academics. They are therefore considered only in exceptional circumstances.

Deadlines for Special Applications

For the following academic year, you must apply more than a year in advance, between June 1 and October 15.

Procedures for applying and selecting

Details can be found in the Application Instructions.

A rolling admissions process will be followed for complete applications. A shortlist of candidates will be assembled from all admitted applicants, and those candidates will be invited for a video conference interview in January or February. In early March, the DAAD will take the final decision based on the results of the MIPLC interviews.

Deadlines and application periods

The LL.M. program starts every year in early October.

For the following academic year, applications are accepted from December 1 to April 30.


Fee waiver scholarship applications are accepted between December 1 and April 30 for the following academic year starting and must be submitted with an admissions application.

A student seeking financial assistance from the DAAD scholarship for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” should apply for admission and the scholarship at least a year in advance. For the upcoming academic year, the application period is June 1 through October 15.

How to Apply

Due to the large number of applications we are receiving, we can only process applications that are both complete and properly labelled. Incomplete applications will be ignored without notification.

You will be able to make your application successful by following the instructions provided on this page.

Please add a sheet explaining what is missing, why it is missing and when it will be available (in your best estimation).

Documents must be in PDF format (except for photos).

To apply for admission, you should only complete section 4.1. If you wish to apply for a fee waiver scholarship, you should also complete sections 4.1 and 4.2. Also, if you wish to apply for a DAAD scholarship, sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 are applicable.

Applying for Admission

Step 1: Read the application instructions carefully

Documents that must be submitted with the application form are listed in the Application Instructions, among other things. A grade conversion sheet is also included in the instructions.

Step 2: Complete the Application Form

If you would like to fill out the application form online, please use the “Apply Now” button located at the bottom of this page during the application period. If you need help preparing the required information, you may download a sample application form.

When you click the “Send” button at the end of the application form, not only will your data get sent to MIPLC, but you will also receive a PDF document of your application form, which you can download or send to your e-mail address.

Step 3: Sign Your Application Form

The application form is your formal request for your application to be processed. Therefore, a signed copy of this document must be submitted.

Step 4: Add the Required Documents

As listed in the Application Instructions, please attach all required documents. Use the checklist to ensure nothing is missing.

Step 5: Submit Your Application 

Please upload all documents to our file sharing platform Cryptshare, as described in the Application Instructions (page 11).

Applying for a Fee Waiver Scholarship

Every year, the MIPLC receives a large number of applications for financial assistance, making it difficult to grant waiver scholarships. It is therefore in your own interest to provide as much information as possible. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.

Step 1: Complete the Financial Assistance Application Form

Our online application system provides access to the form. In the application form for admission, you will be asked to indicate whether you have enough funding to pursue your studies. If you select “I would like to apply for a tuition and participation fee waiver” or “I would like to apply for the DAAD scholarship”, you will be directed to our Financial Assistance Application Form.

As you cannot save your data and return later to complete the form, you must complete the form in the same session as your application for admission.

Step 2: Sign Your Application Form

Formal requests for financial aid are contained in your application form. This must be signed by you. You should also get your spouse or partner to sign if you are married or living in a common-law partnership.

Step 3: Add Supporting Documentation

Documentation concerning your and your family’s financial situation is required for processing your application. Refer to the Application Instructions for more details. Use the checklist to ensure nothing is missing.

Step 4: Submit Your Application 

Attach your signed Financial Assistance Application Form and all supporting documents to your admission application (see section 4.1).

Applying for the DAAD Scholarship

Please follow the seven steps below to apply for this scholarship.

Step 1: Download and Read the DAAD Program Brochure

Step 2: Check Your Eligibility

Find out if you are eligible for the scholarship by looking at DAAD and MIPLC standards, keeping in mind that where MIPLC and DAAD requirements differ, the stricter requirement takes precedence.

Step 3: Apply for Admission to the MIPLC

Refer to section 4.1 for instructions.

Step 4: Apply for MIPLC Financial Assistance

Refer to section 4.2 for instructions.

Step 5: Complete the DAAD Scholarship Application Form

For details please refer to the Application Instructions, section 4.3.

Step 6: Make Sure Your File is Complete

Included in your complete file are

  • Application form for admission to MIPLC
  • The MIPLC financial assistance application form
  • Scholarship application form for the DAAD
  • Each form requires a different set of documents.

Use the checklist to ensure your application is complete.

You should also note that the DAAD is very strict, particularly regarding the requirement that letters of recommendation and proof of your professional experience be printed on official stationery, stamped and signed.

Step 7: Submit Your Application

Documents must be uploaded to Cryptshare as explained in the Application Instructions (page 11).

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