Scholarship programme for free mover students from developing countries

    The Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst- EED) offers students from third world countries the opportunity of a study visit to Germany. The education aimed at has to be of interest to a partner of the Development Service or be in the interest of the systematic development of educational facilities.


    Students with a focus on developing countries in their stage II studies may be eligible for a scholarship. Especially in their stage II studies, students should try to opt for courses related to the developing countries and select subjects for seminar work and final theses related to development policy or to their own country.

    Target Group

    The programme is intended for students from developing countries who live in the Federal Republic of Germany for the duration of their studies and then work in their home country or another developing country after completion of their studies - in an effort to make a contribution to the development of their country.


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    Singles and families

    • Basic monthly grant: 850.00 EUR
    • Monthly book allowance: 50.00 EUR
    • Monthly additional married couples allowance (only for family scholarships): 280.00 EUR
    • Additional child allowance for up to 3 children, monthly per child (only for family scholarships): 170.00 EUR

    Single parents

    • Basic monthly grant: 850.00 EUR
    • Monthly book allowance: 50.00 EUR
    • Monthly additional allowance for the first child: 280.00 EUR
    • Monthly additional allowance for each second and third child: 170.00 EUR


    • Full payment of health insurance contributions
    • Full payment of semester or study fees
    • In-between trip home or job preparatory work placement and study visit to the home country
    • Cost of return flight home and fixed freight costs for return within 6 months after last allowance payment

    The programme also includes support in the form of advice, spiritual aid and assistance with studies-related matters.

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