Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians, 2022-2023

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LEVEL: Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific Countries
PLACE: Germany
STATUS: Closed

Applications for the Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians in Germany is open. The Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD) scholarships aim to support Catholic Christians willing to study in Germany universities at Master or PhD degree levels. For the KAAD Africa-department, there is an exception to this rule in that scholarships can be given for Master-studies in three African cities (Kumasi/Ghana, Nairobi/Kenya, Harare/Zimbabwe and Addis Ababa/Ethiopia).

The German KAAD runs three scholarship programs: the S1-programme (for candidates that apply from their home countries for studies in Germany) and the S2-programme (for candidates that are already in Germany) and the Eastern European Program (for citizens of eastern European countries). The selection process is done twice a year (in March and in September). KAAD scholarship application form is provided online through the apply button below.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Universities in Germany. For the KAAD Africa-department, there is an exception to this rule in that scholarships can be given for Master-studies in three African cities (Kumasi/Ghana, Nairobi/Kenya, Harare/Zimbabwe and Addis Ababa/Ethiopia).
  • Field of Study: There is no specific subject-preference. However, the selection board has often given preference to courses and subjects that they felt to be of significance for the home country of the applicant.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Candidate’s program duration.
  • Target group: Open to citizens of the following countries: Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe); Asia (Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam); Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel and Syria); Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina), Eastern European Program (Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine).

Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians Benefits

Selected applicants for the Catholic KAAD Germany Scholarship for Christians are helped by KAAD with their Visa-modalities, paid for the flights to Germany and back, provided with language training in Germany prior to their studies, etc.

Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians Eligibility

To apply for the Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians, candidates need to satisfy the below criteria:

  • come from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe or Latin America and are currently living there;
  • have a university degree and professional experience from your home country;
  • want to acquire a Master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university;
  • are a Catholic Christian (or belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to inter-religious dialogue;
  • possess German language skills before starting the studies (KAAD can provide a language course of max. 6 months in Germany);
  • Age limit: Master degree program applicants should not have more than 30 years old, and no more than 35 years old for PhD applicants.
  • Have a university degree (Bachelor’s, Master) with very good results:
    • in countries where no GPA, CGPA or CWA is given, the average of grades must be B or above (more As than Cs),
    • CWA must be close to 70 (where 60 is 2nd class lower and 70 is 1st class);
    • where the maximum CGPA is 4.0, applicants must have at least 3.2.

What does KAAD expect from its scholars?

  1. To be part of the activities of the Catholic chaplaincy at the place of their studies;
  2. To participate in the educational program of KAAD (seminars, annual meeting);
  3. To return to their home-country (or to another developing country) after finishing their studies in Germany, and so to make their knowledge fruitful for their home societies;
  4. join the KAAD-alumni-groups that exist in different countries and therefore continuously join forces with their scholarship organization and with their fellow alumni. In these associations of scholars and alumni, the KAAD ‘family’ lives on.

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How to Apply for the Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians

Interested applicants must click on the apply button and fill the online questionnaire. In the course of the application process, candidates will be asked to provide more documents.

If the applicant passed the preselection phase, his/her application is passed on to an independent selection board, which sits twice a year (in March and in September).

Applications for the March selection need to be complete by mid-January. Similarly, applications for the September selection need to be complete by the end of June.

The KAAD scholarship deadline for the next selection is . For more detail on the Catholic KAAD Scholarship for Christians, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Hello, I am in Sierra Leone West African and I will be graduating with a BSc in Accounting and Finance on 22 February 2020 at the University of Makeni Sierra Leone. Will i be qualified to apply for the scholarship.

  2. Hello, I am from The Gambia with an Ms.C in Food Science Technology and currently working with the Department of Agriculture in my country. I would like to pursue my Ph.D in the food related areas to research about food related issues, health and nutrition. I would be very greatful and honoured if offered an opportunity to study in your noble institution.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I hold a Bachelor of Public Administration. And I want to do a master program in education. Can I apply? Thank you.

  4. Please, is Kaad awarded in all the universities in Germany? I need schools that offer education courses. Thank you

  5. Please sir, I would want to apply but would want to know whether I’m late or not. I offered BA Sociology and Religions. I’m a Ghanaian. Thank you sir.

  6. Hello! I’m a Christian, but a protestant, not a Catholic, and I already started my first semester. Am I allowed to participate in this scholarship?

  7. Hello, Many thanks for the opportunity to pursue Masters’ degree and PHD .
    Why is Sierra Leone not mentioned under the Africa Colon for this opportunity?

  8. Hi, I am a Masters Student in Zimbabwe. Is the scholarship still open for Zimbabwean Institutions? Please help

  9. Am a nigerian ,A First degree holder wants to study masters in your beautiful country.Am i eligible

  10. please I hold a Bachelor degree in Population and Health, from Ghana but above 30 years and i want to study Msc Social work
    can i still apply?

  11. Hello I am planning to apply to both KAAD and a German University but both KAAD and the University start in March, Is it possible to skip the German lessons at KAAD? Does KAAD accept admissions letters even if the University starts in the same month?

  12. I am Fr.JohnBosco Happy from the Catholic Diocese of Fort portal, Uganda. I am currently persuing Masters in Educational leadership and Policy studies at Mountains of the Moon university in Uganda. I will finish up this program next year in July 2021. I teach in a secondary school and college that trains teachers for primary teaching, as I attend lectures on weekends. Given the education needs of the Diocese and of the christian community at large, I intend to continue with Doctorate in education. I therefore kindly request for a fully funded scholarship from KAAD to study for doctorate in Germany. Thanks.

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