In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa

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The In-Country/In-Region scholarship programme in Eastern Africa aims to promote the development of university teaching staff in universities and build capacity for staff in the public sector through postgraduate training in selected postgraduate study programmes at selected Eastern African partner institutions.

This programme strongly encourages mobility of Sub-Saharan Africans to study in participating host institutions within the Eastern Africa region. Check the information further below for the links to the programmes funded, the links to the specific call for scholarship applications and the links to the host institutions.

We strongly recommend applicants to apply to institutions outside their home countries.

The call for scholarship applications for this scholarship programme is  open from 29 September 2023. Generally, the call for each new intake starts in October and runs until December. Please visit this page during these months to see the call for the next intake year!

Who can apply?

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

 What is supported?

Select Master and PhD studies, please see the list below:

**Please note that the call for applications for the programmes below is currently open with a deadline of 23rd November 2023.

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

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:

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:

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:

**Please note that the deadline for studies starting in between August and November 2024 is 23rd November 2023.


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