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DAAD In-Country/In-Region Masters And PhD Scholarships 2023

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Masters And PhD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2023/2024. Applications are now inviting applications for the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Masters & PhD Scholarships. Check below for application procedures and requirements.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Masters And PhD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2023

The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The DAAD In-Country/In-Region programme 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 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.
By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes to the following long-term impacts:

  • Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities

To achieve these long-term impacts, the following outcomes have been formulated as programme objectives:
1. Programme objective 1: Graduates have qualified to take over responsible positions in their, or for their, region of origin
2. Programme objective 2: The participation of women and underprivileged groups is reinforced
3. Programme objective 3: Organizational, financial and personal capacities of partner institutions are strengthened.

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Benefits of DAAD Masters Scholarship


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

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

  • Travel allowance
  • Health insurance

For further information, please see the call for applications of the degree programme you wish to apply for.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region 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 programmes

Requirements for DAAD Masters Scholarship

  • The target group for DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarships are 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.

How to Apply

Interested persons should CLICK HERE to apply

Please find below the list of degree programmes funded within this scholarship program in the regions West and Central Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa, including the links to the respective calls for applications.

For more details, visit DAAD website

Application Deadline

July 11, 2023

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