DAAD scholarship




DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for Postgraduates


The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is once again offering in-country/in-region scholarships for postgraduate studies in Eastern Africa. Successful Master and Ph.D. candidates will receive financial support to pursue their degrees.






The duration of the Masters and PhD programmes sponsored is two and three years respectively generally starting in September 2017. Students already enrolled in the programmes can also apply for a scholarship for the remaining period.  

A list of the postgraduate programmes eligible for in-country/in-region scholarships in Eastern Africa is available on the website of the DAAD Nairobi http://nairobi.daad.de/en/22515/index.html

The last university degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.

Interested candidates shall submit the following proof and documentsby e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:



All applicants

  • Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree qualification with at least above average results (university degree certificates)
  • Proof of admission to the desired degree course or official letter assuring admission
  • Curriculum vitae

For Master candidates only

  • Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable

For Ph.D. candidates only

  • Recommendation letter by head of department indicating that you are a present or prospective member of staff

Submission deadline: February 10th, 2017

A list with the pre-selected candidates will be submitted to the DAAD office in Nairobi until February 28th, 2017, and the candidates will be asked to submit their application and all the required documents to DAAD via their web portal until March 22nd, 2017. The final selection will be conducted through DAAD in mid-May.

A detailed information on the scholarship (documents to be submitted once pre-selected, duration and value of scholarship etc.) can be found here: ‘Information Sheet for Scholars, 2017/2018




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