Monday, January 25, 2021

DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships for Africans, 2020-2021

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LEVEL: Masters, PhD
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Sub-Saharan Africans
PLACE: Africa
STATUS: 16 Days left

Applications for the 2020-2021 DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships is now open. The Scholarship aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master’s or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Sahara Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s program, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral program who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Sahara African country (In-Region scholarships).

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Partner Universities listed below.
  • Fields of Study: Fields of Study listed below.
  • Number of awards: Not Specified.
  • Duration: Funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – generally, up to two years for Masters and up to three years for the PhD degree programs.
  • Target group: Open to Africans.

DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships Benefits

The DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships Program will offer selected candidates the following Benefits:

  1. Tuition fees
  2. Study and research allowance
  3. Printing allowance
  4. Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
  5. Travel allowance (In-Region scholarship holders only)
  6. Health Insurance (In-Region scholarship holders only)

Additional benefits

DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also encouraged to apply for a research stay in Germany for 3 up to 6 months. The short-term research scholarship includes:

  1. a monthly scholarship payment for living costs
  2. health/accident/personal liability insurance
  3. a flat-rate travel allowance

DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships Eligibility

In order to apply for the DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Sahara African country
  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • should generally be
    1. staff member of a public university,
    2. candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
    3. from the public sector or
    4. DAFI-Alumni

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Countries, Fields of study and Host Institutions

  1. Benin:
    1. University of Abomey – Calavi (UAC) Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Subject field: Mathematics (Master, PhD)
    2. International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (CIPMA), Subject fields: Natural Sciences (Master, PhD)
  2. Burkina Faso: International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Subject field: Engineering (Master, PhD)
  3. Ghana:
    1. University for Development Studies (UDS), Department of Public Health, Subject field: Medicine – Public Health (Master Phil, Master Sc)
    2. University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), Subject field: Humanities / Political Science (Master, PhD)
    3. West African Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, Subject field: Agricultural Sciences (Master, PhD)
  4. Nigeria: University of Ibadan, Subject fields: Engineering/Agricultural Science (Master Energy Studies, Master Fisheries Management)
  5. Ethiopia:
    1. Addis Ababa University – IPSS, Subject field: Global & Area Studies (PhD)
    2. Hawassa University – Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources (WGCF), Subject field: Agro-Forestry (Master)
  6. Kenya:
    1. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Subject fields: Information Technology (PhD), Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
    2. Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Subject field: Health Management (taught at Strathmore University) (PhD)
    3. Kenyatta University, Subject fields: Biotechnology (PhD), Environmental Planning (PhD), Renewable Energy (Master)
    4. Moi University, Subject field: Mathematics (PhD)
    5. East and South African-German Centre of Excellence for Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA) – Moi University, Subject fields: Education (Master), Sociology of Education (PhD)
    6. Mount Kenya University, Subject fields: Medical Surgical Nursing (Master), Public Health (Master)
    7. Strathmore University, Subject fields: Computer Science/IT (PhD), Mathematics (Master, PhD)
  7. Sudan: Alzaiem Alazhari University, Subject field: Family Medicine (Master)
  8. Tanzania:
    1. Ardhi University, Subject fields: Built Environment Analysis (PhD), Housing and Settlement Studies (PhD), Urban Planning and Management (PhD)
    2. Tanzanian-German Centre for East African Legal Studies (TGCL), University of Dar es Salaam, Subject field: Law (Master)
  9. Uganda:
    1. Busitema University, Subject field: Public Health (Master)
    2. Makerere University, Subject fields: Environment and Natural Ressource (Master), Plant Breeding (PhD)
  10. Networks:
    1. Centre d’Etudes Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS), Subject field: Agricultural Sciences (Master, PhD)
    2. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Subject field: Agriculture Economics (PhD)
    3. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Subject field: Insect Science (PhD)
  11. Malawi: Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Subject field: Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (PhD)
  12. Mauritius: University of Mauritius, open to all development-related subject fields (PhD, Master full-time as well as part-time)
  13. Namibia: Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Subject fields: Computer Science (Master), Informatics (Master)
  14. South Africa:
    1. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Subject field: Mathematical Sciences (PhD)
    2. African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP), Subject field: Pediatrics, Medicine (Master)
    3. Centre for Human Rights (CHR), Subject field: Human Rights (Master, PhD)
    4. Rhodes University, Subject field: Biochemistry and Microbiology/Science (PhD)
    5. Stellenbosch University (SUN), Subject field: Economic and Management Sciences (PhD)
    6. University of South Africa (UNISA), Subject field: Nanosciences (Master, PhD)
    7. University of Pretoria – Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Subject field: Agriculture and Environmental Studies (Master, PhD)

Similar opportunities

  1. Belgium Government Scholarship;
  2. French Government Scholarship;
  3. UK Government Chevening Scholarships for Foreign Students;
  4. Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme;
  5. Turkish Government Research Scholarship;
  6. Government of the Czech Republic Scholarships (Master – PhD);
  7. Slovak Government Scholarship for International Students.

Application instructions

Interested applicants who would like to apply for the In-Country / In-Region Scholarships must follow steps below.

First step:

Applicants must apply for their studies at chosen University using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution in the call (as shown above). Universities may have their own deadlines.

Universities will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list applicants. DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Second step:

Pre-selected candidates are provided with the link to the DAAD-Portal. They are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register and submit a DAAD application.

In general the following documents are needed:

  1. DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  2. Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the european specimen form), including a list of publications (if applicable).
  3. 2 recommendation letters by university teachers
  4. Letter of admission from the host university / institution / network
  5. Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
  6. Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  7. Copy of the passport

PhD candidates may also have to submit the following additional documents:

  • Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
  • Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal)

Application deadlines for the first step vary and fall between January – April, 2020 for the DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships. The furthest application deadline till now for a program is April 15th, 2020. However, Universities may have their own deadlines. Please click on the desired institution name (in the list under “Countries, Fields of study and Host Institutions” section) to download and read the scholarship call for each institution.

The application deadline for the second step (for pre-selected candidates to submit their applications on the DAAD portal) is . For more details, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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  1. my name is ESHETU MOGASA from Ethiopia I was graduate from Haramaya university Bsc in plant science i want to up grade in Msc in seed science and technology .so how i can apply for these chance

  2. Thanks for the DAAD in country/in region scholarship opportunities.
    I have seen that Rwanda is not on the list; does it mean that it is not possible to take the course from Rwanda?
    A second inquiry. Is it possible to take a PhD course from Mount Kenya university?

    Anne Marie

    1. As mentioned in the post, the DAAD scholarships are currently being revised. Therefore, we can’t say anything for sure now. Please wait for updates. It may include a university in Rwanda. Who knows?

  3. Hello!
    I Am an Agronomist from Cameroon. I happened to come across DAAD in country / in regions scholarship advert with interest but none of the university in my country was among the list of the chosen university in sub Saharan Africa. How can I apply for the scholarship?
    Best regards

    1. Yes!! When you apply in your own country, it’s called IN-COUNTRY. When you apply in another country, it’s called IN-REGION scholarship. Also as mentioned in the post, the DAAD scholarships are currently being revised. Therefore, updated version may include a university in your country. Who knows?

    1. Admission letter from . You have to apply for a partner university first, before applying in the DAAD system. for more detail, please download the call (in pdf file) of your chosen university and contact the person in charge of the programme (listed at the section “Contact and advice” in the pdf file) at that university. Application process for each university is also shown in each call. thanks

  4. Hello my name is ngoran ushena from Cameroon with a Bsc in nursing please how can I apply for master’s in public health

  5. It’s is not clear about the letter of admission, where I bring it. I am working in a public sector in Ethiopia.

    1. Did you read the “Application instructions”. please contact the responsible of the DAAD programme at the university you’re applying to. they will provide you guidance.

  6. I am Kefale Seifu from Ethiopia. I have masters in Developmental psychology and I want to pursue my PhD in IPSS , Global and Areas studies in Addis Ababa University. So, would you please give the opportunity to fill my gap in the area? Thank you very much for your cooperation in advance.

  7. I’m aNigerian and also base in Nigeria.
    I have gone to the University of Ibadan to apply for the DAAD’s masters scholarship in Fisheries but was told that the school has not gotten any notification from DAAD concerning the scholarship. Could you pls help me do something about it.

    1. Our publication refers to the official DAAD announcement. Therefore, you may contact DAAD directly for more details.

  8. I’m Issa Bougouna KONÉ I’m since on one programme of Master in see and littoral sciences in the university of Douala .I need the scholarship of Daad or funding of DAAD for this programme (scholarship feed, food, health…)

  9. Is it possible to apply for more than one DAAD funding program at a time? e.g Funding under DAAD-East African Scholarship…. and additionally under DAAD-Sub-saharan Scholarships….?

  10. I want to apply for DAAD scholarship MSc in agricultural extension and rural development. Can you give information on which university has this program.

  11. I am Debele Negash from Jimma University Ethiopia. I have MSc in Horticulture and want to continue PhD in plant Breeding. How i will get the link?

  12. Helloo I am Rodriguez A daad scholarship holder
    Please u can contact me
    On whtsap on +257 79 721 822

    I know th process of applying includes many steps ..
    I can help you to apply for a daad scholarship..

    Please feel free thanks

    1. Can you please help me. Can I apply for a DAAD part time scholarship at the University of Eswatini. PhD Agricultural Economics.

    2. Hullo Rodriguez… am Arnold from Uganda… wishing to pursue a masters in paediatric care how do I apply for the scholarship

  13. Hello
    I am Samson from Kenya. I am kindly requesting to know when we can expect a response after applying for the DAAD in Region Scholarship in Mauritius.

  14. I am Ayele from Ethiopia.
    DAAD announces me that I can get grants for studying my master in environment and natural resource management in Makerere university, uganda. So now I need admission letter from makerere university. how can I get the admission letter since I am in Ethiopia.

  15. Glad to find out this site! Is there any opportunity for people serving the vulnerable communities in humanitarian sector? Thank you.

  16. I can see Mount Kenya University is one of the partner institution. I recently got admission for the MA (International Relations and Diplomacy) at the institution. I’m I eligible for a DAAD scholarship though the program is not in the list? God knows how I’ve been looking forward to getting this scholarship!

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