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!

  • 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)

  • Wits-TUB-UNILAG Programme

    Masters Scholarship under the Wits-TUB-UNILAG Programme at School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. Call for Sub-Saharan Students other than South Africans. Deadline for the programme is 31 July 2023!

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

    The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is proud to host a workshop presented by a world-class specialist and international leader in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and its application in Geosciences - Dr Richard Wirth.

  • We are hiring!

    The DAAD Information Centre in Johannesburg is looking for a dedicated and versatile staff for student counselling, administration and program coordination in part-time (50%). Accepting applications until 2 May!

  • Nelson Mandela University and University of Oldenburg celebrate 25 years

    Nelson Mandela University (Gqeberha, South Africa) received a delegation from the University of Oldenburg (Germany) as part of the 25th cooperation anniversary.

  • Falling Walls Lab Johannesburg

    The Falling Walls Lab Johannesburg will be taking place on Friday, 2 June and will be hosted by the DAAD South Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand.

  • DAAD SA Director Supports Winners in Berlin

    On 7th November we all gathered in the Radialsystem Berlin among hundreds of people waiting for the pitches to begin. 80 nervous entrepreneurs went on stage to present the core information of their ground-breaking ideas in three minutes. It was a firework display of inspiration to break down the walls of our recent knowledge for a better world, like the Berlin Wall that has fallen on 9th November 1989.



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