The call to the DAAD-funded scholarship programme "Leadership for Africa in East Africa" is now open!

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This year the targeted East African countries are Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, and South Sudan. The unique scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA), funded by the German Foreign Office, aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from selected countries within the region at higher education institutions in Germany. In times of conflict and displacement in various African countries, this programme intends to contribute to the education of future leaders, who will be essential for the further development of their home countries.

“Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master’s studies in to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, the arts, and architecture.


All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary training programme in good governance, civil society, and career development.


Who can apply?

Highly qualified refugees in selected East African countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, and South Sudan) who hold refugee status and fulfil the qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.

For more information,  please visit:

Also, you could get all the information at a glance here:

  1. The Call for Application: LfA
  2. Factsheet 1
  3. Factsheet 2
  4. LfA Handout
  5. Web Seminar Calendar (you can click to register directly from here)