DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes 2024/2025 Southern Africa for postgraduate studies |Fully Funded

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

Programmes supported

(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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes 2024/2025 Southern Africa


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