Here we answer short frequently asked questions about study and research in Germany and DAAD funding opportunities. Have a look...

How do I identify a supervisor for my research in Germany?

A student or PhD candidate often must identify a supervisor in Germany on his or her own. It is best to discuss the matter with your supervisor here in South Africa or Africa first. He or she might be in touch with a colleague in Germany who might be able to support your research. You may also get into contact with your university’s International Office and find out whether there are co-operations between your university and German universities. Your International Office should then be able to provide you with contact information of relevant persons at the German university. The following website is enormously helpful: DFG GEPRIS. Here you can check out who is doing research in your field at German universities. You can find out more about individual doctoral studies and how to find a supervisor in Germany here as well: Individual Doctorate. If you are still unsure, make an appointment for a consultation with DAAD South Africa: daad@wits.ac.za. We would be happy to assist you!