The DAAD awards funding to sub-Saharan African students for Master’s or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country outside their home country.
These in-region scholarships lead to mobility of researchers between sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at African universities.
In South Africa, for instance, other sub-Saharan African nationals can obtain a master’s degree in human rights law with an in-region scholarship at the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) based at the University of Pretoria.
Likewise, a South African citizen may apply for an in-region scholarship for a PhD in Development Studies at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) based at the University of Ghana.
Some of the In-Region scholarships in certain countries, however, are awarded to citizens of those same countries.
DAAD 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. They may choose to apply for DAAD funding for a Short-Term Research Visit of 2 – 6 months to Germany and/or attend one of six summer schools on offer in Germany during their funding period with the DAAD. They are thus able to gain experience and network in African countries as well as in Germany.
South Africans may apply for the DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship for postgraduate studies in South Africa.
- AIMS | Mathematics
- CHR | Law, Human Rights
- Rhodes University | Biochemistry and Microbiology
- Stellenbosch University | Management and Economics Sciences
- UCT | African Paediatric Fellowship Programme
- UNISA | Nanosciences
- University of Pretoria | Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
For more information and how to apply for the scholarship visit: https://www.daad.org.za/en/study-research-in-south-africa/daad-in-region-scholarships/