The DAAD awards funding to Sub-Saharan African students for Master or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country outside their home country. These In-Region scholarships lead to mobility of researchers between Sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at African universities.

DAAD In-Region scholarships are generally awarded for specific fields of study. In South Africa, for instance, other Sub-Saharan African Nationals can obtain a Master degree in human rights law with an In-Region scholarship at the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) based at the University of Pretoria. Likewise, a South African citizen may apply for a In-Region scholarship for a PhD in Development Studies at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) based at the University of Ghana. Some of the In-Region scholarships in certain countries, however, are awarded to citizens of those same countries.

DAAD In-Region scholarship holders are eligible for exciting funding opportunities in addition to the scholarship they have received for their full-time Master or PhD degree in Sub-Saharan Africa. They may choose to apply for DAAD funding for a Short-Term Research Visit of 2 - 6 months to Germany and/or attend one of six summer schools on offer in Germany during their funding period with the DAAD. They are thus able to gain experience and network in African countries as well as in Germany.

Host Institutions in the In-Country / In-Region Programme

Institutions in Southern Africa can apply now to participate as host institutions in the In-Country / In-Region Programme! Affiliation as host institution is for the intakes 2021 - 2023.

Through this programme, a department or research unit at a university in Southern Africa may apply to DAAD for scholarships for their Master and/or PhD students. Download the call for applications below for all the details!

Deadline: 16 August 2019

Open Skype call offered for consultation on 17 July 2019

Download: 16 August 2019 | In-Country/In-Region Host Institutions Call for Applications (pdf, 227.44 KB)

In-Region Scholarships in South Africa

The centres or departments at the South African universities below have DAAD In-Region scholarships available for postgraduate study. The scholarships at the centres below are generally only open to other Sub-Saharan African Nationals. South Africans may apply for the DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship for postgraduate studies in South Africa.

There are currently no calls out for applications for scholarships at the centres above. Calls appear throughout the year. Keep an eye on this page for new calls.

In-Region Scholarships in Southern Africa

There are currently no calls for applications for In-Region scholarships in Southern Africa. Calls appear throughout the year. Keep an eye on this page for new calls.

In-Region Scholarships in West, Central and East Africa

There are currently no calls for applications for In-Region scholarships in West, Central and East African countries. Calls appear throughout the year. Keep an eye on this page for new calls.