The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) once again offered its in-country/in-region scholarships for postgraduate studies in Eastern Africa for which EiABC is the national coordinator. Successful Master and Ph.D. candidates will receive financial support to pursue their degrees. This includes tuition fees, a monthly stipend as well as an annual study and research allowance for up to 2 years for Master and 3 years for PhD students.
Being well promoted the call yielded a record number of applications this year. Altogether 41 Master and 11 PhD candidates – the vast majority from EiABC - submitted their papers. Among them 30 percent were female students. The most interest was shown in the M.Sc. Urban Land and Property Valuation and the M.Sc. Landscape Architecture with more than 10 submitted applications each. A Selection Committee comprising of senior academic staff from EiABC will in a next step shortlist the candidates and forward their applications to the DAAD office in Nairobi. Around May a final decision will be made as to who will receive a scholarship.