Are you a talented and motivated student who wants to pursue a master’s degree in agricultural economics at one of the leading universities in Germany? Are you keenly interested in the economic, social, and environmental aspects of agriculture and food systems? If yes, you might be eligible for the University of Hohenheim Agricultural Economics Masters Scholarship, Germany.
This merit-based and competitive scholarship supports outstanding students who want to study the Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (M.Sc. AECO) at the University of Hohenheim. It is a full scholarship that covers the two-year program’s tuition fees, living expenses, travel costs, and health insurance.
The scholarship is offered by the University of Hohenheim, a public research university in Stuttgart, Germany. The university is renowned for its excellence and innovation in agricultural and natural sciences, business, economics, and social sciences. The university has a strong international orientation, with partnerships and collaborations with more than 300 universities and research institutions worldwide.
The scholarship is open to students from developing and transition countries with bachelor’s degrees or equivalent in agricultural economics, economics, or a related field. The scholarship is not available to students from Germany or other EU countries.
Germany, a federal parliamentary republic in Central and Western Europe, hosts the scholarship. Germany is one of the world’s most developed and influential countries, with a rich history, culture, and economy. Germany is also known for its high-quality education, research, innovation, and social and environmental policies.
The scholarship is worth up to 20,000 euros per year for two years, which covers the following expenses:
- Tuition fees: The scholarship covers the total tuition fees for the M.Sc. AECO program, which amounts to 1,500 euros per semester.
- Living expenses: The scholarship provides a monthly stipend of 1,000 euros for accommodation, food, and other personal expenses.
- Travel costs: The scholarship covers the round-trip airfare from the home country to Germany and the visa and residence permit fees.
- Health insurance: The scholarship covers the mandatory health insurance for international students in Germany, which costs about 100 euros per month.
Level and Field of Study
The scholarship is available for a master’s level of study in agricultural economics. The M.Sc. AECO program is a two-year program that consists of four semesters, with 120 ECTS credits. The program offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum covering agricultural policy, agribusiness management, rural development, environmental economics, food security, and international trade. The program also includes a research project and a master’s thesis.
How to Apply
To apply for the scholarship, the applicants must first apply for admission to the M.Sc. AECO program at the University of Hohenheim through the online application portal by March 31, 2024. The applicants must also submit the following documents:
- A curriculum vitae (CV) that highlights the applicant’s academic and professional achievements, skills, and interests.
- A motivation letter that explains the reasons for applying to the M.Sc. The AECO program, the scholarship, and the applicant’s career goals and aspirations.
- A transcript of records that shows the grades and courses completed in the bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- A diploma or certificate that proves the completion of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Proof of English language proficiency, with a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS, 90 in TOEFL, or equivalent.
- Two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, or employers who can attest to the academic and personal qualities of the applicant.
After applying for admission, the applicants must complete and submit an online scholarship application form by April 15, 2024. The scholarship application form consists of questions about the applicant’s financial situation, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.
The applicants will be evaluated based on their admission application, scholarship application, and documents. The scholarship recipients will be notified by email by June 15, 2024.
Countries that can Apply
The scholarship is open to students from developing and transition countries, as defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list and the World Bank classification. The scholarship is not available to students from Germany or other EU countries.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must meet the following criteria:
- They must be citizens of a developing or transition country, as defined by the OECD DAC list and the World Bank classification.
- They must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in agricultural economics, economics, or a related field, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent.
- They must have a strong interest and aptitude for agricultural economics and a desire to contribute to developing their home country and region.
- They must have a high English language proficiency level, with a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS, 90 in TOEFL, or equivalent.
- They must have applied for admission to the M.Sc. AECO program at the University of Hohenheim by March 31, 2024.
- They must have completed and submitted the online scholarship application form by April 15, 2024.
The deadline for applying for the scholarship is April 15, 2024. The applicants must submit their online scholarship application form by this date. The applicants must also ensure the deadlines submit their admission application and supporting documents. The scholarship recipients will be announced by June 15, 2024.