The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Southeast Asia with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Southeast Asia.

Who can apply?

Graduates and postgraduates from South East Asia with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another South East Asian country (In-Region scholarships).

What can be funded?

The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.
The scholarships at TROPMED are available in the following fields:
  • School Health (M.Sc.)
  • Tropical Medicine (M.Sc.)
  • Biomedical and Health Informatics (M.Sc.)
  • Clinical Tropical Medicine (Master)
  • Clinical Tropical Medicine (Doctor of Philosophy)
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Duration of the funding

Master studies up to two years / PhD-studies up to three years.


  • Monthly scholarship
  • Study and research allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Printing allowance
  • Travel allowance (in-Region only)
  • insurance


The application process contains two steps.

1. Applicants must apply for their studies at TROPMED, using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. TROPMED has set its own deadlines.

TROPMED will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple (at least double) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.

DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

2. Simultaneously all applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit an DAAD application

Further information

Call for Scholarship Application 2020

Please contact TROPMED for further details on application procedure and requirements Email:

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