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DAAD Leadership For Africa Scholarship Programme 2023

The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from  Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, South-Sudan or Tanzania at higher education institutions in Germany.

All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary study programme in good governance, civil society and sustainable project management. The mandatory programme with several attendance phases each year has to be completed in addition to the regular studies. 

The programme supports 55 master’s degrees at German universities, with the exception of the subjects of human, veterinary and dental medicine, as well as law, art, music and architecture.

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DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German...... read more


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Leadership For Africa Scholarship Programme


Aim and Benefits of Leadership For Africa Scholarship Programme

Objective

The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda at higher education institutions in Germany. In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, this programme intends to contribute to the education of future leaders, who will be essential for the further development of their home countries. “Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, the arts and architecture. All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary training programme in good governance, civil society, and career development. The mandatory programme must be completed in addition to the regular studies.

The scholarship includes:

  • German language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • Tuition-free M.A. or M.Sc. degree programme at a public or state-recognized university in Germany starting in winter term 2024 (September/October 2024)
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!

Value

  • If necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate. Participation in the language course is mandatory.
  • Accompanying study programme
  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 861 EURO
  • Adequate health, accident and private/personal liability insurance in Germany.
  • Travel allowance.
  • One-off study allowance.

If applicable, family allowance and monthly rent subsidy.


Requirements for Leadership For Africa Scholarship Programme Qualification

The programme targets two groups:
1) Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before 3rd of April, 2022
  • Country of asylum must be either Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

2) Highly qualified graduates from Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Citizenship of either Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Country of residence is Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

Please note:

  • With a Degree in Medicine, you can apply for Public Health or Biomedical Master related programmes only. A Master’s programme in Medicine is not eligible for funding.
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes (see separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database).


Interview date, Process and Venue for Leadership For Africa Scholarship Programme

Selection:

A pre-selection will take place based on the submitted application documents. Preselected candidate will be invited to an interview with an independent selection committee of university professors in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda or Sudan. Please note: Preselected candidates must present originals of all previously submitted documents at the interview.


Application Deadline

May 9, 2023


How to Apply

For more details, visit DAAD website.

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