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Fully Funded DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2023/2024 for postgraduate studies

DAAD Scholarship Programmes : The In-Country/In-Region scholarship programme in Eastern Africa aims 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 selected Eastern African partner institutions.

DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2023/2024

This programme strongly encourages mobility of Sub-Saharan Africans to study in participating host institutions within the Eastern Africa region. Check the information further below for the links to the programmes funded, the links to the specific call for scholarship applications and the links to the host institutions.

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

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Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD

Host Institution(s): Universities in Germany

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduates

Nationality: Africans

Application Deadline:  9th December 2022

Eligibility criteria | DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2023/2024

To be qualified for Fully Funded DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2023/2024, candidates must meet the criteria given below:

  • Successful completion of a three-year Bachelor degree (Master’s applicants) or a two-year Master degree (PhD applicants) with above average results (at least 2nd class upper division or equivalent);
  • Completion of last university degree should not be more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • Clear demonstration of motivation and strong commitment;
  • Thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
  • National or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Employed as a staff member of a public university, be a candidate for teaching or research staff recruitment, employed in the public sector, and/or an alumnus/a of the DAFI-programme

(Post)graduate programmes in West and Central Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered:

BeninUniversity of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)MasterMaster in Statistics, Major Biostatistics
PhDPhD in Agronomic Sciences, Major Biometry
CameroonUniversity of DschangPhDPhD in Parasitology
PhDPhD in Pharmacology
GhanaUniversity of Ghana – Institute of Statistical Social and Economic ResearchPhDPhD in Development Studies
GhanaUniversity of Ghana – The West Africa Centre for Crop ImprovementMasterMaster in Seed Science and Technology
GhanaUniversity of Ghana – The West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious PathogensMasterMaster in Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases
NigeriaFederal University of TechnologyMasterMaster in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
PhDDoctor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
NigeriaBenue State UniversityMasterMaster in Food Chemistry
PhDPhD in Food Chemistry

(Post)graduate programmes in Southern Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered:

MalawiMalawi University of Business and AppliedSciences (MUBAS)MasterMaster programme in Environmental Health

(Post)graduate programmes in Eastern Africa for which DAAD scholarships

KenyaMoi University – East and South African-German Centre for Education Research Methodologies and Management (CERMESA)MasterMaster of Education in Research
KenyaJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture andTechnologyMasterMaster of Science in Energy Technology
KenyaPwani UniversityMasterMaster of Science in Bioinformatics
KenyaPartnership for African Social and GovernanceResearch (PASGR)MasterMaster of Research and Public Policy (MRPP)
KenyaJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture andTechnologyMasterMaster of Science in Soil and Water Engineering
PhDPhD Doctor of Philosophy in Soil and Water Engineering
KenyaMoi UniversityPhDPhD in Biostatistics
KenyaDedan Kimathi University of TechnologyMasterMSc Food Science and Technology
TanzaniaArdhi UniversityMasterMaster of Geomatics
TanzaniaNelson Mandela African Institution of Science and TechnologyMasterMaster of Science in Embedded and Mobile Systems
UgandaBusitema UniversityMasterMaster of Public Health
UgandaMbarara University of Science and TechnologyMasterMaster of Science in Biology (Natural Resources Ecology,Management and Conservation)
MasterMaster of Science in Biology (Microbiology and Parasitology) [MAP]

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Duration of Funding

Generally, funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – up to two years for Master’s and up to three years for the PhD degree programmes


  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Travel allowance (only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders)
  • Health insurance (only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders)

How to Apply

Interested Applicants for DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2023/2024 should submit application online with the necessary documents below

Note : Incomplete applications will be formally rejected and will be excluded from the application process.

Required documents

The following documents may be scanned and uploaded to the DAAD portal. If you submit documents in your national language, you must include English or German translations.

  • Online DAAD application form duly completed (available on the DAAD portal)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) containing information about the applicant’s academic career to date, former scholarships, current address and current or previous employers. Please use the European specimen form at
  • Letter of Motivation (1-2 pages) containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for the choice of degree programme and for wishing to participate in the programme
  • Recommendation letters by university teachers/lecturers not older than one year (review specific requirements on the call for applications of the relevant study programme)
  • Letter of admission from the host institution (this can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship begins if not available at the time of application)
  • Proof of necessary language skills for the desired programme
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts of records for all study years with all individual grades incl. explanation of grading system or a grading scale.
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport/national identification card.
  • For research programmes: Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor or a commitment letter from the host institution that a supervisor will be assigned
  • For PhD programmes: Detailed and precise PhD proposal (8-10 pages), inclusive of detailed workplan and timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany)
  • For research programmes: Abstract of the proposal on one page (include name and title of proposal)

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