Call for Applications

New DAAD-Scholarships Offers

Call for Scholarship Applications 2021 at Sub-Saharan African universities and at universities or research institutions in Germany:
  • 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
You can find all details regarding the selection process in the respective calls at the DAAD scholarship database: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany   Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa   Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa

Third Conference of the African-German Research Network – Zoom (Online) 2021

Call for Abstracts

Alumni-Conference: “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges”

28th May, 4th June, 22nd October and 29th October 2021 via Zoom (online)

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice organizes its third annual research conference and invites abstracts on “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges” from Alumnae and Alumni of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.

Please find details in the Call for Applications.

Call for Applications: Short Learning Programme Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision

Dear members of the Centres,

please find the call and application form for our DIGI-Face / CERM-ESA online Short Learning Programme for researchers / supervisors. If you are an experienced and committed researcher / supervisor in one of the Centres of Excellence in Africa and are potentially interested to become a multiplier of this programme, please join the course!

Application deadline is 18 February 2021


Call for Applications PGSupervision_18.2.2021



SLP PGSupervision Application Form


Call for Applications: CERM-ESA Master / PhD Scholarships 2021 in the DAAD In-Region/ In-Country Scholarship Programme

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme” DAAD offers scholarships for Master and PhD studies in Education for candidates from East Africa via the CERM-ESA programme.

Application closing date is the 15th of December 2020:

1. Please find the Call for Applications Document here and the Application Procedure here:


Open Calls for Scholarship Applications

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:

Call for Application: Scholarship Programme New Leadership for Africa

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.


For further information, one can contact the LfA team on or also per telephone on 0733 929 929.

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  – :

ii) Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 2 pm EAT – :

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: <


The LfA team on behalf of
Beate Schindler-Kovats
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


Appel à candidature: Bourses Master en «Décentralisation et Gouvernance Locale» au CESAG

Le programme Africain Excellence du DAAD à travers le Centre d’Excellence de la Gouvernance Local en Afrique (CEGLA) offre, dans le cadre du Master en « Décentralisation et Gouvernance Locale » (DGL), trois bourses d’étude pour suivre la formation au Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) à Dakar, Sénégal.

La bourse est destinée aux étudiants/professionnels détenteurs d’un diplôme de licence en sciences sociales (économie, droit, gestion, géographie, histoire, sociologie, politique…) qui voudraient continuer leurs études dans le cadre dudit Master en DGL au Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion de Dakar au Sénégal.

Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter l’appel a candidature pour la bourse Master au CESAG.

IFAT 2020: Alumni Special Project – Calls for alumni are out now!

If you are Alumni from developing countries (DAC country nationals) with a proven background in water resources management, water use efficiency, water reuse, water and waste water treatment, waste removal and recycling, sanitation, water distribution systems, measurement and control mechanisms for water quality and pollution, soil remediation, environmental engineering, environment technology, and related fields of work.

APPLY NOW for the DAAD Alumni Special Project (training seminar and trade fair visit) in the framework of

IFAT 2020

The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management.

The training seminars (phase 1) will take place from 26 April – 3 May 2020. They are organized by three different German universities, each of which has its own focus for the seminar: University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Siegen and University of Applied Sciences Trier.
The seminars are followed by the visit of IFAT 2020 in Munich, Germany, from 4 – 9 May 2020 (phase 2), organized by the DAAD.

The calls for application are out now!
Single application deadline: 15 January 2020

Please address your application directly to the contact named in the announcements which are available on our website.