In the light of the increasing demand for qualified lecturers in sub-Saharan Africa the programme at the University of Nairobi/Kenya aims to the training of young African graduates of German Studies to qualify for a career as teachers of German and preparing them for an academic career as well.

Who can apply?

Graduates with Bachelor degree in German or German as a Foreign Language (DaF), with at least Second Class Upper Division Honours,
at least B2 proficiency level in German or its equivalent

What can be funded?

Participation at the two-year Masters Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi incl. a research stay beginning of the second year in Germany (if funding allows)

Duration of the funding

24 months altogether, beginning 1st October 2022.
In the first instance an award of 12 months is granted, a renewal of another 12 months can be applied for at a later date.


  • Monthly stipend of 240 Euros (for Kenyans) or
  • Monthly stipend of 380 Euros (for Non-Kenyans)
  • University tuition fees
  • Annual Research Allowance
  • Medical Insurance (only for Non-Kenyans)
  • Travel allowance (only for Non-Kenyans


After a preselection the best candidates must apply at UoN using the method that is prescribed by the institution.
Following the successful application at UoN , the applicants will be invited for an interview by DAAD Office Nairobi (if applicable via video or telephone conference) for final selection by an independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists.
Criteria for selection are academic achievements, proficiency in German and a convincing explanation of professional and personal reasons for choosing this study programme.
Only candidates who get admission to the Masters programme (proven by a Letter of Offer) at the UoN can get a DAAD scholarship.

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