DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes 2023 for Sub-Saharan African citizens

Deadline: 9th December 2022

Deadline: 9th December 2022

Apply now for the DAAD In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes 2023. Sub-Saharan Africans are highly encouraged by this initiative to travel to study in participating host institutions in Eastern Africa. They strongly advise applicants to submit applications to universities abroad.

Through postgraduate training in specific postgraduate study programs at specific Eastern African partner institutions, the In-Country/In-Region scholarship program in Eastern Africa aims to promote the development of university teaching staff in universities as well as build capacity for staff in the public sector.


  • The target groups 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 encouraged to participate in the programme.

Generally, funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – up to two years for Master’s and up to three years for the PhD degree programmes.


  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Travel allowance (only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders)
  • Health insurance (only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders)
  • Online DAAD application form duly completed.
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) containing information about the applicant’s academic career to date, former scholarships, current address and current or previous employers. Please use the European specimen form at https://europa.eu/europass/en
  • Letter of Motivation (1-2 pages) containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for the choice of degree programme and for wishing to participate in the programme
  • Recommendation letters by university teachers/lecturers not older than one year (review specific requirements on the call for applications of the relevant study programme)
  • Letter of admission from the host institution (this can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship begins if not available at the time of application)
  • Proof of necessary language skills for the desired programme
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts of records for all study years with all individual grades incl. explanation of grading system or a grading scale.
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport/national identification card.
Further more
  • For research programmes: Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor or a commitment letter from the host institution that a supervisor will be assigned
  • For PhD programmes: Detailed and precise PhD proposal (8-10 pages), inclusive of detailed workplan and timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany)
  • For research programmes: Abstract of the proposal on one page (include name and title of proposal)

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