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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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The general aim of the programme is to obtain a PhD degree in Germany.

Who can apply?

Highly qualified Ghanaian doctoral candidates who are member of staff at a Ghanaian institution of higher learning

What can be funded?

PhD degree

Duration of the funding

max. 45 months


  • preparatory German language course of 6 months
  • monthly scholarship instalment
  • adequate travel lump sum
  • annual study and research allowance
  • full health, personal liability and accident insurance cover
  • further individual allowances on application


  • bi-nation selection panel
  • personal interviews in Accra, Ghana
  • selection criteria are, amongst others, a strong and well-planned research proposal, coordinated with the German inviting professor, and previous academic performance

Further information

The binding call for applications is published through the Ghanaian Scholarships Secretariat:

Information and advisory centres

Scholarships Secretariat
DAAD Informationszentrum Accra, Ghana

More detailed information


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.

See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport
Further application requirements »