DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme

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The DAAD awards funding to Sub-Saharan African students for full-time Master or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country as part of its In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme. The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between Sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at Sub-Saharan African universities.

Master and PhD scholarships in this programme are awarded for preselected degree programmes in development-related and SDG-oriented fields at preselected Sub-Saharan African institutions. Scholarships are awarded to Sub-Saharan African students for study and research in their home country (In-Country) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region).

For an overview of the available degree programmes and calls for application in the programme, check out the DAAD’s Scholarship Database:

In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme Sub-Saharan Africa

DAAD In-Country/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:

  • Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for a short-term research visit to Germany
  • Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for one of five interdisciplinary summer schools offered in Germany during their funding period:


– University of Frankfurt –  Environmental and Remote Sensing Data Analysis via Geospatial Technologies in Research and Teaching  (8th September – 30th of September  2024)

– Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) – Education and Research orientated Training in Health Sciences(1st August – 31st August 2024)

– Heidelberg University – Enhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Global Health(1st August – 29th August 2024)

– University of Applied Sciences Cologne (TH Köln) – Climate Change Adaptation: Risk Assessment and Design of Interventions (CC-Adapt) – (31st August – 22nd September 2024)

– University of Leipzig – Innovators, Doers and Entrepreneurs [at] summer school (IDEAS)(1st September – 24 September 2024; Virtual Conference: 27 – 30 May 2024 onboarding week, 22 – 26 July 2024 self-learning course) : “Innovators, doers and entrepreneurs [at] summer school” (IDEAS)

South African citizens who would like to do their Master or PhD in South Africa can apply for the DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship.

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