The Sub-Saharan Africa In-Country/In-Region Programme aims to promote strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. Scholarships for development-related Master’s or doctoral studies are awarded to people who want to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The DAAD offers PhD and Master’s scholarships as part of its “In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme.” The program is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is aimed at first-line university faculty, but not overlooking the public sector’s need for academically prepared professionals.
DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes Requirements
- The target group for 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.
Duration of funding
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.
- Monthly allowance
- Study and research allowance
- Printing allowance
- Tuition fees
Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:
- Travel allowance
- Health insurance
(Post)graduate programmes in Southern Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered:
|Country||Institution||Degree||Programme||Start of Study (2024)|
|Botswana||Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST)||Master||Physics (by Research)||August|
|Malawi||Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS)||Master||Environmental Health||October|
Application Deadline: 23rd November 2023.
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