As part of the “In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme” DAAD in close collaboration with the GIZ assisted programme “Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies within the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)". The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) within the framework of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger”.
For further information on the NELGA please refer to:

Who can apply?

  • must be pre-selected by the respective target university;
  • must have completed their last degree not more than six years ago at the time of application;
  • must be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups will be especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

What can be funded?

Master studies at the following universities:

Namibia University of Science & Technology (Namibia) (usually starting in spring):
  • Master in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (South Africa) (usually starting in spring)
  • MSc Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Duration of the funding

The scholarship will initially be awarded for one year only and can be extended annually (or shorter) upon individual request and receipt of a complete application for renewal by the scholarship holders via the DAAD-portal, four months before the scholarship ends latest. The general funding period for Master’s degree is two years.


  • Tuition fees as specified in the official fee structure
  • Monthly allowance for living costs incl. accommodation
  • Annual study & research allowance
  • Final allowance
  • Travel expenses (not applicable for In-Country scholarships);
  • Refund of medical insurance


Applicants will be required to follow the regular application process for their studies at their target university. The university will screen and short-list applications and ask the short-listed applicants to upload their complete application documents to the DAAD-Portal. Incomplete applications and applications from candidates that are not short-listed by the target university will not be considered.

Further information

For more details and application requirements please refer to your target university:
  • Namibia: Namibia University of Science & Technology
  • South Africa: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

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