- Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany
- Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa
- For Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa: (senior) staff members (holding a PhD) from a Sub-Saharan African university
Call for Scholarship Applications 2021 at Sub-Saharan African universities and at universities or research institutions in Germany:
Der Auf- und Ausbau leistungsfähiger und nachhaltiger Ausbildungsstrukturen an afrikanischen Universitäten ist Ziel des Programms „Fachzentren Afrika“ des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD). Aktuell sind zwei weitere Fachzentren mit Fokus auf Ressourcenmanagement ausgewählt worden. Der DAAD fördert beide von deutschen Hochschulen getragenen Zentren aus Mitteln des Auswärtigen Amtes (AA) bis 2025 mit 4,5 Millionen Euro.
The aim of the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) “African Excellence” programme is to establish and expand efficient and sustainable teaching and learning structures at African universities. Currently, two new Centres of Excellence focusing on resource management have been selected. DAAD is funding both Centres, which are run by German universities, with 4.5 million euros from the Federal Foreign Office (AA) until 2025.
To the press release.
L’objectif du programme “African Excellence” de l’Office Allemand d’Échanges Universitaires (DAAD) est d’établir et de développer des structures d’enseignement et d’apprentissage efficaces et durables dans les universités africaines. Actuellement, deux nouveaux Centres d’Excellence axés sur la gestion des ressources ont été sélectionnés. Le DAAD finance ces deux Centres, qui sont gérés par des universités allemandes, avec 4,5 millions d’euros du Ministère Fédéral des Affaires Étrangères (AA) jusqu’en 2025.
Voici la communiqué de presse.
The new brochure on the Centres of African Excellence is freshly published!
Click here to download it.
This brochure illustrates, by means of practical examples and implementation strategies from the centres, how these projects actively contribute to sustainable development in Africa by impartin context-related, relevant expertise and by developing concrete approaches to solutions.
Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme (Intake 2021)
Master and Phd Studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda
Target Group: Graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Sahara African country (In-Region scholarships).
The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies at selected host universities for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.
Please note: There are different selection processes depending on the study location
- Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and Malawi:
Applicants must first apply for their studies at the respective host institutions using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. The host institutions will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. DAAD reserves the right of final selection. The host institutions will provide the shortlisted candidates with the link ot he DAAD-Portal. Only the pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit an DAAD application.
- Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda:
All applicants are asked to log in the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit the applications. Afterwards the selection process (including the pre-selection process at the host institution) starts.
You can find all details regarding the selection process in the respective calls at the DAAD scholarship database
Please find an overview of the different programmes attached:
The Leadership for Africa (LfA) programme is open to bachelor’s degree holders who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Germany. The scholarship is open to applicants from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan.
More details on the scholarship can be found at
The deadline for application is this Friday, 16 October 2020.
Web seminars on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 and the very final one on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 2:00 pm EAT will be conducted to elaborate more on how to apply via the DAAD portal as well as to answer any questions that one may have. The links to join in the Web seminars are:
i) Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 2 pm EAT – : https://daad.reflact.com/e289v7tg2goh/event/registration.html
ii) Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 2 pm EAT – : https://daad.reflact.com/epmx967w9kie/event/registration.html
Interested participants are encouraged to register at least a day before the date for the Web Seminar, so that they can receive the link for participation on time.
Meanwhile, still virtual visiting hours will be offered every Thursdays from 10 am – 11 am EAT. The link to join in the visiting hour on Thursday, 15 October 2020 is: https://daad.reflact.com/e729gp6fpp0b/event/registration.html <https://daad.reflact.com/e729gp6fpp0b/event/registration.html
The LfA team on behalf of
Director Regional Office for Africa
Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Madison Insurance House- Upper Hill Close Road, community area, Nairobi, Kenya
The first DIGI-FACE newsletter is attached in English and French. We hope you enjoy it!
Via the DIGI-FACE Project a new Platform for our African Excellence Network is about to be developed. This Platform with its rich functions, like the Learning-Management-System Moodle, a Project-Management-Tool, the blog function, detailled member and profile overviews and a publication section will be accessible via this link: https://www.digiface.org
In the following some insights and impressions of the new platform:
Insight into the Moodle Platform:
Dans le cadre des activités du Centre d’Excellence de Gouvernance Locale en Afrique (CEGLA), nous sommes heureux de porter à votre connaissance le lancement de bourses de formation Master en « Décentralisation et Gouvernance Locale » financées par l’Office Allemand d’Echanges Universitaires (DAAD).
L’ensemble des modalités à respecter et des documents à fournir pour le dossier de candidature se trouve dans les documents suivants:
La date limite d’introduction des candidatures est fixée au 26 septembre 2020.
Call for applications Postdoc fellowships | DAAD climapAfrica: Africans in climate research | 13.07.20 – 14.09.20
You are intersted in this this call for applications? Further information can be found by clicking here.
What happened at the DIGI-FACE Kick-Off Meeting? And how did the participants perceive this event?
You will get some impressions of this enriching event by checking the following videos on the Kick-Off Meeting:
Hereby we would like to thank zazu.berlin for the great production of the videos!