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OPPORTUNITY: DAAD Scholarship in Germany 2021 (East African nationals)

Application Deadline: 2nd July 2021

About the Award: All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary study programme in good governance, civil society and sustainable project management. The mandatory programme with several attendance phases each year has to be completed in addition to the regular studies. 

What can be funded? The scholarship includes:

  • Language course (2-6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • M.A. or M.Sc. degree programme completed at a state or state-recognized university in Germany
  • Accompanying side study programme (mandatory) in good governance, civil society and sustainable project management. This has to be completed in addition to the regular studies.

Type: Masters

Eligibility:

1) Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before 17.05.2021
  • Country of asylum has to be either Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Tanzania
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at least at the time of arrival in Germany

2) Highly qualified graduates from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Tanzania.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Citizenship of Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Tanzania
  • Country of residence is Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Tanzania at the time of application
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at least at the time of arrival in Germany

Selection

A pre-selection will take place based on the submitted application documents. Preselected candidates will be invited to an interview with an independent selection committee of university professors in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Tanzania.
Please note: Preselected candidates must present originals of all previously submitted documents at the interview.

In addition to previous achievements in school and university, language skills and the general motivation, the main selection criterion is a convincing description of the planned studies in Germany. Equally important will be a reflected answer how the chosen academic field can contribute to the further development of the home country.

As a general rule the candidate‘s personal appearance for an interview is a requirement for the award of the scholarship. The journey to the place of the interview is at the candidate’s own risk. Travel costs have to be covered by the applicant.


Due to the ongoing Covid19-pandemic the DAAD will make an exception to the rule and substitute the personal appearance in 2021 with an interview exclusively held online via video conference.

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania

To be Taken at (Country): Germany

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The scholarship includes:

  • If necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate
  • Accompanying study programme
  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 861 EURO
  • Adequate health, accident and private/personal liability insurance in Germany
  • Travel allowance
  • One-off study allowance
  • If applicable, family allowance and monthly rent subsidy

Duration of Award: Generally, selected candidates will start their German language course in April 2022 and take up their M.A. or M.Sc. studies at a German institution of higher education by October 1st, 2022. The duration of funding is determined by the standard period of study of the chosen program. In general, Master’s programs require two years of full-time study.

How to Apply: Please note that the “Application portal” tab in the scholarship database only appears while the current application period is running. Once the application deadline is expired, the portal for this programme is not accessible until next year’s application period.

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