DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2013/2014 for Nigerian Students- Germany

DAAD Scholarship Programmes have benefited hundreds of African students since inception. The scholarship is offered to students from developing countries and is also available for Nigerian Students.

This scholarship is awarded each year to postgraduate students wishing to study for a Master’s or PhD degree. The DAAD scholarships can support students who want to study in their country (In Country Scholarships) or abroad.

DAAD does not sponsor undergraduate studies for Nigerian Students.

Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria:
* Bachelor degree first class honours or second class honours upper division (B.A./B.Sc. 2nd class upper division) and M.A./M.Sc.
* At the time of application, generally no more than six years should have passed since the applicant gained the last degree
* 2 field research phases (of altogether 12 months) are possible in your home country
* As a rule, the grant is preceded by a 4 or 6 months lasting language course (selection date is once a year, generally at the end of January).
* German language skills are not expected.
* Age limit: 36 years

DAAD Scholarship

The DAAD will reimburse an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance after the applicant’s arrival in Germany. So please observe that the travel expenses have to be financed in advance.

Application address
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
9 Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street
Maitama
P.O.B. 5177
Abuja / Nigeria
Tel.: (+234) 9 220 8010/11/12; -805 880 8800; -706 410 8800
Fax: (+234) 9 220 8009
E-Mail: [email protected]

Application address for these Provinces:
Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Abia, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
15, Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island
Lagos
Tel.: (+234) -1 280 9966/67
Fax: (+234) -1 280 9969

Further information and advice

Available DAAD Scholarships for Nigerian Students

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists
Research grants to run for more than 6 months
Application deadline: 15 October each year
During the funding a maximum of 2 field research phases in your home country (of altogether 12 months) are possible.
Please regard that the beginning of your grant can only be in April or October.

Grants in accordance with the DAAD Sandwich Model
Application deadline: 15 October each year
During the funding a maximum of 2 field research phases in your home country (of altogether 12 months) are possible. The Doctorate degree has to be gained in the home country.
Proof of enrollment as Doctoral student at the home university must be enclosed.

Research stays for University Academics and Scientists
Application deadlines:
1 October for stays as of February of the following year,
1 April for stays as of August.

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders
Application deadlines:
1 October for stays as of February of the following year,
1 April for stays as of August.

Scholarships for University Students Reading German Studies
These grants are offered within the scope of
a) Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists (more than 6 months; up to six months; at the time of application)
b) One-Semester Scholarships for University Students Reading German Studies
c) Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines
d) Summer course grants
Application deadline: 15 October each year (exception Summer Course grants: 15 December). Receipt of applications for Summer Course grants at DAAD: 1 February of the following year.

Scholarships for Artists and Architects: Study Scholarships
Application deadline: 15 October each year
Together with the complete application documents a work sample has to be submitted.

University Summer Course Grants for Foreign Students and Graduates
Application deadline: 15 December each year.
Receipt of applications for Summer Course grants at DAAD: 1 February of the following year.

For more information on how to application, see; DAAD Scholarship Programmes.

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