Postgraduate training in a field with strong relevance to national or regional development aiming at university staff development and public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

Who can apply?

Nationals and permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country.
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

What is supported?

Master or PhD studies

Duration of funding

Up to two years for the Master’s, up to three years for the PhD


  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Tuition fees
Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:
  • Travel allowance


Complete applications have to be submitted through the Ethiopian University to the DAAD office in Addis Ababa. The final selection will take place at the DAAD head office in Bonn.

More detailed information

For more details please refer to your university or to DAAD Regional Office
Partner institutions are:
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Addis Ababa Institute of Technology
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development
  • University of Gondar
  • Hawassa University
  • Jimma University
  • Mekelle University

Your status, in order to submit an application

Your status is not on this list?It is mandatory to select a status. Your status will define which funding programmes you are eligible to apply for.