Church Development Service Scholarships

Church Development Service Scholarships

Church Development Service Scholarships: The Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst- EED) offers students from third world countries the opportunity of a study visit to Germany.

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The programme supports about 100 scholarship holders every year. Scholarship holders receive a basic sum of 850.00 EUR per month during their course of study. Additional allowances such as for books are also available.

Target Group: The programme is intended for students from developing countries who live in 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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Number of Scholarships: 100

Scholarship Value

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.Application RequirementsStudents with a focus on developing countries in their main course of study may also receive a scholarship.

    In their main course of study, students should if possible opt for courses related to the developing countries and select development policy related subjects or topics with reference to their own country for seminar work or final projects.

Application Deadline: 1st January and 1st July.

For more information and scholarship application see; Church Development Service Scholarships