DAAD is offering Master and PhD scholarships for African students. These scholarships are available to pursue postgraduate degree programs outside their home country at selected networks or centres of excellence.

The objective of this scholarship program is to promote the development of university teaching staff in universities and build capacity for staff in public sector through postgraduate training for in select postgraduate study programs.

The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.


Academic Level

Scholarships are available for pursuing Master and PhD program.


Eligible Courses

Scholarships are awarded in Communication, Computer Science and IT; Engineering, Technology, Urban Planning, Environmental and Resources Management; Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine; Law; Mathematics, Economics, Business, Management; Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Earth Sciences, Natural Resources, Food Science) and Social Sciences, Governance, Development, Education.


Value of Award

University fees, research allowance, monthly stipend, travel allowance (where applicable), health insurance (where applicable) and the possibility of a short study visit to Germany within the period of the scholarship.


Applicant Eligibility

Applications may come from all subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

Nationality: African students can apply for these scholarships.



How to Apply

Applicants should apply to the institution of choice using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. The institutions have set their own deadlines. Only the shortlisted applicants can apply for the DAAD scholarship in the DAAD Portal.


Application Deadline: Deadline for each university is different.

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