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

The goal of the programme is to provide Master scholarships to students who are nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country and whose Master studies are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine. Scholarship holders are given the opportunity to continue or complete their academic career at a higher education institution in their home country or within their home region (in Sub-Saharan-Africa).

Who can apply?

Scholarships are available for those who meet all of the following criteria.

Applicants must be students who:

  • started their Master studies in Ukraine, hence had a student status at a recognised Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war
  • are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country
  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor's degree) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Lower Division or equivalent, if applicable)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application

What can be funded?

Scholarships are awarded either for Master studies at a preferably public university in Sub-Saharan Africa that offer high quality Master’s programmes that have been accredited or for a Master’s programme at one of the DAAD's partner universities within the In-Country/In-Region scholarship programme.
The list of the Master’s programmes at one of the DAAD In-Country/In-Region partner universities can be found here: www.daad.de/incountry-inregion

Duration of the funding

Funding is provided for the usual duration of a Master's programme – generally, up to two years – starting from September 2022.

Value

  • Monthly payments for living expenses (amount depending on host country)
  • 460 EUR research allowance (yearly)
  • 400 EUR printing allowance (once)
  • Tuition fees (as charged by the hosting university (maximum of 2.500€ for each year of the regular study period))
  • Travel allowance (for those who are still outside of their country of study)

Selection

The applications will be reviewed by the DAAD. Incomplete applications will be denied for formal reasons and will not being included in the review process.

Further information

Further information can be found here: www.daad.de/icir-africa-ukraine

What requirements must be met?

Scholarships are available for those who meet all of the following criteria.

Applicants must be students who:

  • started their Master studies in Ukraine, hence had a student status at a recognised Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war
  • are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country
  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor's degree) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Lower Division or equivalent, if applicable)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application

Language skills

Applicants must have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction of their study programme.

Application documents

A complete application consists of the following documents (all to be submitted via the DAAD portal):

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of admission for the host university in Sub-Saharan Africa (This can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship begins if it is not available at the time of application. If so, a provisional letter of ad-mission or any communication with the host institution that proves the start of the admission process should be submitted.)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate including the final grade
  • Transcripts for all semesters of the Bachelor's degree programme (if possible)
  • Study plan in home country/home region (explaining the programme choice, how it is matching with the Master programme in Ukraine, motivation for the application etc.) on DAAD Form
  • Proof of student status at a recognised higher education institution in Ukraine on 24 February 2022. (If the applicant has a Certificate of Student Status, this document should be uploaded. If the applicant does not have a Certificate of Student Status, any documents can be submitted that provide credible evidence of student status in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, such as the official documents or emails received from the Ukrainian university, in some cases the copy of the Ukrainian student card etc.)
  • Copy of the passport
  • Copy of the last visa certificate for the study stay in Ukraine
  • If a Master's programme is chosen that is not offered at a DAAD partner university under the In-Country/In-Region scholarship programme, the following documents should be submitted if possible: Accreditation certificate of the programme and/or course plan for the whole programme and/or semester plan etc.

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.
Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.

Application deadline

The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET or CEST) on 13 July 2022.

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
  • For submitting references by post, the postmark date serves as proof that they have been dispatched on time.
  • (If further documents are to be submitted by post, please send them as soon as possible.)
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. (CET or CEST) on the last application day.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be considered. You are responsible for ensuring that your applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Your personal data is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Information and advisory centres

National Academic Contact Point Ukraine: https://www.daad-ukraine.org/en

More detailed information

The presentation of the information session on 15 June 2022 can be downloaded here.

Further information can be found here:


You have read the programme description in detail and still have questions? Then you might find your answer among the information for scholarship applicants. If your question still could not be answered, please use the contact form of the National Academic Contact Point Ukraine and send us a request. We will answer it as soon as possible.

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

Register in the DAAD portal

Applying online in the DAAD portal

  • Prepare application documents
  • Scan paper documents and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Fill out the application form and upload the other application documents to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.


Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Basic-Requirements

Status: Graduates
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:

  • 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 »
Please also take note of our important scholarship information.