“I am so happy to be able to do my Ph.D. in Germany,” said one scholarship holder, “I have an exciting time ahead of me in a new country, in challenging academic surroundings, and with hopefully good experiences.”

Twenty-one new DAAD-scholarship holders from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have the chance to continue their academic careers with a full Ph.D. programme or a year of study in Germany. They have successfully applied to the DAAD, gone through a multi-stage selection process, and are now preparing for their departure.

Since April, they have been learning German at the language course at the Goethe-Institute, have exchanged their first experiences with each other, and have now been able to get to know each other at a small celebration at the Residence at the invitation of the German Embassy and the DAAD. In June, they will go to Germany and continue their language course as they prepare for their studies.

After two pandemic years, the DAAD was again able to personally present the certificates to the scholarship holders and bid them farewell with good wishes. It was a lively evening with exciting encounters and many questions about life and studies in Germany. For many of them, it is their first longer stay abroad.

We congratulate all scholarship holders, wish them a good start in their new “home,” good luck with their studies, and hope that they will stay in touch with us as DAAD-scholarship holders and future alumni!