The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs.

Since it was founded, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. The DAAD is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.
Its budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments.

Providing scholarships remains the DAAD’s “core business”. In 2013 alone we were able to support 30,000 German and international students, doctoral candidates and researchers with scholarships and individual programmes. In order to serve the worldwide demand for highly qualified specialists and managers in the future, we will continue to focus on two main areas: educating young German academics at the best universities around the world, and education and training for outstanding international students, doctoral candidates and researchers here in Germany.

As part of the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Progam,“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies.” The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

 Benefits

  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Travel allowance (Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders)
  • Health insurance (Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders)

 Eligibilities

  • Graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme.
  • Graduates and postgraduates 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 Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).

Eligible Regions: West and Central Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • A series of online info sessions on these open calls will be carried out on 29 October, 3 November and 5 November 2020 each day from 13h00 – 14h00 SAST. To for the sessions register for that session, visit the Apply Now link.
  • Apply online through the given link.
  • For further queries please visit their official website.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020

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