DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program for Sub-Saharan African students

Applications are hereby invited for The DAAD awards funding to Sub-Saharan African students for full-time Master or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country as part of its In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme.

The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between Sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at Sub-Saharan African universities.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD, South Africa

Host Institution(s): Sub-Saharan African universities

Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Master & PhD

Nationality: Sub-Saharan African Students

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program | DETAILS

Master and PhD scholarships in this programme are awarded for preselected degree programmes in development-related and SDG-oriented fields at preselected Sub-Saharan African institutions. Scholarships are awarded to Sub-Saharan African students for study and research in their home country (In-Country) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region).

For an overview of the degree programmes and calls for application in the programme, check out the DAAD’s Scholarship Database:

In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme Sub-Saharan Africa

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship holders are eligible for exciting funding opportunities in addition to the scholarship they have received for their full-time Master or PhD degree in Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for a short-term research visit to Germany
  • Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for one of five interdisciplinary summer schools offered in Germany during their funding period:

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be an active scholarship holder of the DAAD’s In-Country / In-Region scholarship programme
  • Applicants must be graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or 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).
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
  • Applicants have to provide proof of their English proficiency, as the language of communication
  • Kindly note that applying for and attending one of the summer schools must not compromise your regular study programme commitments or duration.
  • You may submit an application for up to two summer schools in 2023. However, participation will be possible in only one of them.
  • Please mind that participation is possible only once: If you have joined one of the In-Country / In-Region programme’s summer schools in the last years, it will not be possible to participate again in 2023. 

Scholarship Benefits

The following benefits are available for DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program:

  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

  • Travel allowance
  • Health insurance

See Also: Sappi Bursaries and Scholarships for African Students 2023

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: In order to apply for DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program for Sub-Saharan African students, you are hereby please informed to see the call for applications of the degree programme you wish to apply for online on the official webpage.

Application Deadline: July 11, 2023

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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