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DAAD Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa for Postgraduate African Students 2022

The objective of this DAAD Scholarships Within East Africa programme is to promote the development of university teaching staff in universities and build capacity for staff in the public sector through postgraduate training in selected postgraduate study programmes at the institutions listed below.

This programme strongly encourages mobility of Sub-Saharan Africans to study in host institutions within the Eastern Africa region. There are 13 participating host institutions in the Eastern African Region. Check the links below to the host countries, programmes funded, the link to the specific call for scholarship application and the links to the host institutions.

We strongly recommend applicants to apply to institutions outside their home countries.

About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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...... continue reading

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Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa

Application Deadline09 Dec 2022
TypePostgraduate
SponsorGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa

  • University tuition fees
  • research allowance (once a year)
  • monthly stipend
  • travel allowance (in-region only)
  • health insurance (in-region only)
  • and the possibility of a study visit of up to 6 months to Germany within the period of the scholarship.

Requirements for Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa Qualification

Applicants must meet the following DAAD criteria:

  • Have successfully completed generally a three-year Bachelor’s degree (Master candidates) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division if applicable)

or

  • Have successfully completed generally a two-year university Master’s degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division if applicable)
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • Have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • Have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Sahara African country
  • Should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme


Application Deadline

December 9, 2022


How to Apply

The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the DAAD application deadline as well as host institution’s deadline.

Applicants must first apply for the scholarship via the DAAD portal. Applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application. Please refer to the Call for Application 2022 for the specific link to the funding programme in the DAAD portal.

Parallel to this process, applicants must at the same time apply for admission at the selected host institution using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. The host institution/universities have set their own deadlines. Please inform yourself about the respective admission processes and deadlines at the host institution. Reach out to the institution’s website or contact person at the host institution for more information.

More information on how to register via the DAAD portal can be found here.

For more details, visit DAAD website.

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