Master of Science in International Health

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Heidelberg University does not provide any scholarships for the MScIH programme. Therefore we encourage future students to find their own sources of funding. You may also research if you are eligible for a scholarship offered by one of the below mentioned international scholarship institutions (indicative list).

Applying for Scholarships

Candidates applying for grants and third-party funding should:

  • submit their application for admission to the Master of Science in International Health
  • submit their application for scholarships or sponsorships to potential funding organisations

Please note: Application deadlines for scholarships depend on the respective funding agencies and institutions and might vary from the application deadline of the MScIH programme at Heidelberg University.

General information and useful links regarding scholarships for students can be found on the university's website.

International Scholarship Institutions (indicative list)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides a number of scholarships to international students pursuing higher education in Germany. A limited number of scholarships are available for students pursuing development-related postgraduate courses such as the MScIH programme at Heidelberg University.

Applications for the Master of Science in International Health with DAAD scholarship request are administered by the Institute of Global Health.

To be eligible for the EPOS scholarship your last academic degree may not be older than 6 years. For more detailed information on application requirements and country-specific application procedures, please see the DAAD scholarship database.

As of the application period for 2023/24, it is now mandatory to upload the DAAD application checklist alongside your application.

Applications should to be submitted online between 15 June and 15 October of the year preceding the commencement of Master's programme.

Late and incomplete applications cannot be considered. All applications have to be submitted online. Hardcopy applications will not be considered.

Please note that you must include your DAAD scholarship application form, the DAAD application checklist and any other documents (if applicable) as part of your MScIH online application. You do not have to submit your supporting documents twice.

The selection process for DAAD scholarships starts in October. Candidates will be informed about the outcome of their application by February. Although the Institute of Global Health can nominate candidates for scholarships, the final decision lies with the DAAD.

Please also have a look at the FAQs compiled by the DAAD as well as the DAAD brochure „Development-Related Postgraduate Courses - Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development“. 

Here you can find more detailed information about prerequisites and requirements, application formalities, required documents for a DAAD scholarship application as well as the general application and selection procedure.

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is the scholarship institution of the German Catholic Church for students and scientists from LMIC countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Near and Middle East, as well as Eastern and Southeastern Europe. For more information please visit the KAAD website.


Bread for the World (Brot-für-die-Welt) is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. The scholarship department supports study and research visits, language learning stays and doctoral studies. The scholarships are intended for students and workers of Protestant and Orthodox churches and conduce to deeper mutual under-standing, global ecumenical networking and qualification. For more information please click here.