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  • 200 million euros for international student mobility

    Higher education institutions in Germany are to receive more money from the EU Erasmus+ programme to fund international travel for students and staff.

  • UWC hosts workshop with world-renowned geoscientist from the GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam

    This was an incredibly informative and unique opportunity, brought to South Africa by a specialist who personally examined over 9 000 FIB foils in TEM. The workshop was supported by the National Research Foundation and the Earth Science Department of UWC.

  • Welcome to the DAAD South Africa Team

    I am very excited to have joined the DAAD South Africa Team this year in July, because somehow it feels like all roads have led me here.

  • DAAD SA at the 25th IEASA Conference

    Through this experience, we gained valuable insights and engaged in meaningful discussions on important topics such as sustainability, intra-Africa collaborations, mobility, and the future of education. Furthermore, we had the opportunity to connect with and build relationships with colleagues from various universities and higher education institutions in South Africa and around the world.

  • German-African Cooperation Projects in Infectiology

    The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) calls for draft proposals of joint research projects between researchers in Germany and Africa. The call aims to not only establish and strengthen mutually beneficial equal partnerships that allow young African researchers to investigate topics of local significance, but also provides support and funding for their academic and professional careers. 

  • AIMS-DFG German-African Visiting Programme for Young Researchers from the Mathematical Sciences

    The German Research Foundation (DFG) together with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) supports the initiation of international research cooperation in mathematical sciences between researchers in early career phases from African countries and researchers at German universities. 

  • TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme 2023

    The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - The German Research Foundation) in cooperation with The World Academy of Science in Developing Countries draws the attention of researchers at German research institutions to the possibility of inviting early-career researchers of all disciplines from sub-Saharan African countries to spend three months at their institution in Germany for the purpose of research and cooperation. Deadline: 6 September

  • Masters Scholarships in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design

    EPOS scholarships by DAAD for the 2024 MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design programme are open for application now! Scholarship deadline: 29 July

  • University Winter Courses for Foreign Students and Graduates

    This programme aims to help improve your knowledge of the German language (general language) as well as German regional and cultural studies. Apply now and get the chance to take a 6-week German course in Germany or an online German course. Application deadline: 15 August

  • WITS-TUB-UNILAG URBAN LAB Masters Scholarships

    The WITS-TUB-UNILAG Programme is offering Masters Scholarships for studies in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand! Call for South African citizens.



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