International alumni stand together in groups at an event and talk.
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In the eyes of the DAAD, the end of a funding period marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship with us. We aim to stay in touch with our alumni as well as help you get to know one another through a series of programmes and activities. We also support you in setting up regional DAAD alumni clubs and other forms of networking opportunities.

DAAD Regional Office for East Africa celebrates 50th anniversary

In September 1973, the DAAD opened a small office in Nairobi, Kenya. The DAAD branch office soon transformed into a regional office for East Africa and is now responsible for Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

To celebrate, we are planning a series of events and have launched an anniversary website providing the history of DAAD Nairobi and alumni portraits.

Keep informed via our newsletter and on our website about upcoming events and how you can be part of them.

Germany is a well-respected partner country for higher education, business, and diplomacy. German-East African academic and diplomatic relations, which mark 60 years in 2023, have shaped the biographies of many African academics and alumni who are visible in the regional diversity, across cultures, subject disciplines, and academic traditions. The following events are planned for the 50-year celebration.

Regional Alumni Networking Meeting

Where: Nairobi, Kenya

When: 19 September 2023

Who: Alumni from East Africa

Format: One-day networking meeting

Attendance: In-person or online

More details about the event can be found in the attached concept note. 

Funding Programmes for DAAD Alumni

Our alumni programmes provide subsequent support to former DAAD scholarship holders by offering a number of funding opportunities within the global DAAD alumni network.

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The service area for alumni offers German and international alumni a range of services, such as specialised literature and the DAAD newsletter.

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The magazine for DAAD alumni Letter tells exciting stories about science, culture, Germany and the DAAD alumni network.

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Alumni Associations

We are keen at the DAAD to stay in touch with our former scholarship holders. The conclusion of a DAAD scholarship marks the beginning of an active, long-term cooperative partnership with us in the shape of a network of alumni associations around the world.

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Alumniportal Deutschland

Former outgoing DAAD scholarship holders have the opportunity to join our Germany alumni network in order to stay in touch and raise new contacts. Register now!

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Information, Communication and Networking

Some offers for foreign Alumni address to former scholarship holders, others to German universities in the aftercare of their international alumni.

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Support the academic training of talented young people. The DAAD-Stiftung will gladly accept your donation or help you become a scholarship sponsor.

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