In-Country In-Region Scholarship Programmes Western Africa

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The In-Country/In-Region Programme for  Sub-Saharan Africa aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

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.

Funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – generally, up to two years for Masters and up to three years for the PhD degree programmes.

Value

Generally:

  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

  • Travel allowance
  • Health insurance

Here is a list of all the supported programmes:

(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

 

The window for application is 10 October 2022 to 9 December 2022.

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