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.

Here is an overview of the funded institutions:

(Post)graduate programmes in West and Central Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered:

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

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

Country Institution Degree Programm
Malawi Malawi University of Business and Applied

Sciences (MUBAS)

Master Master programme in Environmental Health

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

Country Institution Degree Programm
Kenya Moi University – East and South African-German Centre for Education Research Methodologies and Management (CERMESA) Master Master of Education in Research
Kenya Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and

Technology

Master Master of Science in Energy Technology
Kenya Pwani University Master Master of Science in Bioinformatics
Kenya Partnership for African Social and Governance

Research (PASGR)

Master Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP)
Kenya Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and

Technology

Master Master of Science in Soil and Water Engineering
PhD PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Soil and Water Engineering
Kenya Moi University PhD PhD in Biostatistics
Kenya Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Master MSc Food Science and Technology
Tanzania Ardhi University Master Master of Geomatics
Tanzania Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Master Master of Science in Embedded and Mobile Systems
Uganda Busitema University Master Master of Public Health
Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology Master Master of Science in Biology (Natural Resources Ecology,

Management and Conservation)

Master Master of Science in Biology (Microbiology and Parasitology) [MAP]

DAAD Scholarship database:

https://www2.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148scholarshipdatabase/?status=&origin=&subjectGrps=&daad=&intention=&q=subsahara&page=1&detail=10000486

**Please note that the deadline for studies starting in 2023 has passed. Please check this page again around October 2023 for the next call.

 

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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