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

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

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program: We cordially invite applications for the DAAD scholarship, which provides funding to Sub-Saharan African students pursuing full-time Master’s or PhD degrees. The scholarship supports studies undertaken either in the applicant’s home country or in another Sub-Saharan African nation, as part of the esteemed In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme.

This program aims to foster the mobility of researchers within Sub-Saharan Africa, while simultaneously enhancing the academic capacity of universities in the region.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD, South Africa

Host Institution(s): Sub-Saharan African universities

Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded

Application Deadline: July 11, 2023

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Master & PhD

Nationality: Sub-Saharan African Students

SEE: Global Excellence Scholarship at UWA, Australia 2023/2024

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

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.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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