2020 DAAD Ph.D. & Master Scholarships | Apply Here

The German Academic Exchange Service, invites application from suitable and qualified students/graduates that wishes to further their education into her Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) for PhD and Masters Scholarship programs.

Are you interested in furthering your studies in Germany? Have you been waiting for this Scholarship? If yes, then you are at the right place, read on to see all the requirements, qualifications, guidelines and procedures on how to start you enrollment into the 2020DAAD Scholarships 2020 for PhD and Master studies.

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About DAAD Scholarship Program

The DAAD Scholarship programme 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.
By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes to the following long-term impacts:

DAAD Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities

To achieve these long-term impacts, the following outcomes have been formulated as DAAD programme objectives:

DAAD Programme objective 1: Graduates have qualified to take over responsible positions in their, or for their, region of origin

DAAD Programme objective 2: The participation of women and underprivileged groups is reinforced

DAAD Programme objective 3: Organizational, financial and personal capacities of partner institutions are strengthened

Requirements for DAAD Scholarships 2020 for Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst >German Academic Exchange Service< 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.

Requirements for Graduates and Postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa

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).

Selection Process for DAAD Scholarships 2020 for PhD and Master Studies

The selection process differs between the individual degree programmes. Please see the call for applications for further information.

How to apply for DAAD Scholarships 2020

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  1. Applicants submit their scholarship application to the host institution
  2. After a pre-selection has been conducted, shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit their application again via the DAAD portal for the final selection.

The institutions listed below are degree programmes funded within this scholarship programme in the regions West and Central Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa, including the links to the respective calls for applications.


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  • University of Ibadan, Subject fields: Engineering/Agricultural Science (Master Energy Studies, Master Fisheries Management)


  • Centre d ‘Etudes Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS), Subject field: Agricultural Sciences (Master, PhD)






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