Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
Please also take note of our important scholarship information.

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Objective

As part of the “In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme” DAAD in close collaboration with the GIZ assisted programme “Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies within the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)". The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) within the framework of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger”.
For further information on the NELGA please refer to: www.nelga.org/

Who can apply?

Applicants

  • must be pre-selected by the respective target university;
  • must have completed their last degree not more than six years ago at the time of application;
  • hold a SAQA Certificate of Evaluation or be in the process of obtaining one if they hold a non-South African university degree (only for PLAAS/South-Africa);
  • must be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups will be especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

What can be funded?

Master and PhD studies at the following universities:

Ghana

  • KNUST, Department of Land Economy: MSc Land Governance and Policy
  • KNUST, Department of Geomatic Engineering: MSc/MPhil/PhD Geomatic Engineering
Tanzania
  • Ardhi University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning: MSc/PhD Real Estate, Urban Planning, Geomatics

Duration of the funding

The scholarship will initially be awarded for one year only and can be extended annually (or shorter) upon individual request and receipt of a complete application for renewal by the scholarship holders via the DAAD-portal, four months before the scholarship ends latest. The general funding period is up to two years for Master’s 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
For further information, please see the call for applications of the degree programme you wish to apply for.

Selection

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

Usually, the application procedure follows a two-step process. First, applicants submit their scholarship application to the host institution. 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.

Further information

For more details and application requirements please refer to your target university:

Information and advisory centres

Jana Bömer
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD)
German Academic Exchange Service
Section ST 32 – Scholarship Programmes Africa
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn / Germany
Tel.: +49 228 882-8876
E-Mail: boemer@daad.de

Basic-Requirements

Status: Graduates
Doctoral candidates/PhD students
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Subject:
See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
Further application requirements »