DAAD In-Country In-Region Programme

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The In-Country/In-Region programme supports the training of future professionals and managerial staff in developing countries, in particular university teachers. Support is available for postgraduate programmes and for doctorates.

Background

In many developing countries top-level university teachers are scarce, especially in the area of development-related subjects. This limits the quality of university education: due to the small number of highly qualified lecturers it is not possible to provide enough adequate study places. A well-developed higher education sector is essential for training the professionals and managerial staff that can be highly conducive to the political, economic, and social success of developing countries.

The In-Country/In-Region programme in developing countries ought to contribute to train highly qualified professionals and managerial staff for sustainable development in the partner countries and for the development of top-quality, cosmopolitan universities. The programme thus offers scholarships to future university teachers from developing countries for postgraduate courses and for doctorates. They study at universities in their home country or at highly qualified institutions in the region, some of which are organised in networks.

The partner universities and partner institutions in the respective countries are intermediaries, but profit directly from the programme through tuition fees. The regional focus of the programme is sub-Saharan Africa; however, very similar programmes are run in Central America, South America, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East.

Programme objectives

The objective of the programme is to qualify graduates for taking on positions of responsibility in development-related areas in teaching and research. It also aims to promote the participation of women and disadvantaged groups and to strengthen the organisational, financial, and personnel capacities of the partner institutions.

Supported programmes

Here is an overview of the funded institutions:

Please note that the call for applications for the Southern Africa programmes below is open. The deadline for applications is April 09 2024. You can review the call for applications documents for useful programme and application information.

(Post)graduate programmes in Southern Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered:

Country Institution Degree Programme Start of Study (2025)
Malawi Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Master Aquaculture and Fisheries January
Namibia Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) PhD Computer Science February
South Africa (only In-Region)* University of Cape Town (UCT) Master Urban Studies – Southern Urbanism February
University of the Western Cape (UWC) Master Development Studies at ISD February
PhD Development Studies at ISD February
Stellenbosch University (SUN) Master Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) February
South Africa (only In-Country)* National Research Foundation (NRF) Master January
PhD January

*Please note that South African (ZA) students cannot apply for In-Region scholarships through this programme tender. In-Country students from South Africa (ZA) can apply through the DAAD-NRF Joint Scholarship Programme.

The call for applications for the other programmes below is closed. You can still review the call for applications documents for useful programme and application information.

(Post)graduate programmes in West and Central Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered that will have calls later in the year:

Country Institution Degree Programme Start of Study (2024)
Benin University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) Master Statistics, Major Biostatistics September
PhD Agronomic Sciences, Major Biometry September
Cameroon University of Dschang PhD Parasitology November
PhD Pharmacology November
Ghana University of Ghana – The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) Master Seed Science and Technology October
University of Ghana – The West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCIBIP) Master Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases October
University of Ghana – Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) PhD Development Studies October
Nigeria Federal University of Technology Master Metallurgical and Materials Engineering October
PhD Metallurgical and Materials Engineering October
Benue State University Master Food Chemistry October
PhD Food Chemistry October

(Post)graduate programmes in Southern Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered that will have calls later in the year:

Country Institution Degree Programme Start of Study (2024)
Botswana Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) Master Physics (by Research) August
Malawi Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) Master Environmental Health October

(Post)graduate programmes in Eastern Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered that will have calls later in the year:

Country Institution Degree Programme Start of Study (2024)
Kenya Moi University – East and South African-German Centre for Education Research Methodologies and Management (CERMESA) Master Education in Research September
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) Master Food Science and Technology September
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Master Energy Technology September
Master Soil and Water Engineering September
PhD Soil and Water Engineering September
Moi University PhD Biostatistics September
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) Master Research and Public Policy (MRPP) September/October
Pwani University Master Bioinformatics September
Tanzania Ardhi University Master Geomatics November
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Master Embedded and Mobile Systems September
Uganda Busitema University Master Public Health September
Mbarara University of Science and Technology Master Biology (Natural Resources Ecology, Management and Conservation) August/September
Master Biology (Microbiology and Parasitology[MAP]) August/September

DAAD Scholarship database:daad.de/go/en/stipa10000486

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Contact

  • Regional Office Nairobi

    Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close, P.O. Box 14050 00800 Nairobi Telephone: +254 (733) 92 99 29