Check out our news page for regular updates on scholarship announcements, calls for applications, job vacancies in South Africa and information on study and research in Germany!

  • 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.

  • Georg Forster Research Award

    The Georg Forster Research Award is bestowed yearly on up to 6 exceptional researchers from developing and transition countries by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award supports researchers whose research specifically contributes to improving living conditions in their origin countries. Deadline 31 October

  • Falling Walls Lab Cape Town

    The annual Falling Walls Lab is back in Cape Town and accepting applications from students and early-career professionals of all disciplines who want to pitch their innovative idea on the big stage.  Application Deadline 9 Aug.

  • INISA Students Grant

    The “Initiative Southern Africa” (INISA) offers a grant for students from Universities and other tertiary education institutions in countries of the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and invites applications until 30 July.

  • International Parliamentary Scholarships - German Bundestag

    Two Scholarship opportunities with the Deutscher Bundestag! International Parliamentary Scholarship and the IPS Programme for African States. (Deadline: 31 July)



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