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Deadline Extended: DAAD-Rwandan PhD Scholarship Program for Rwandan Students 2018


Good news for scholars in Rwanda: The application deadline for PhD scholarships to Germany, offered jointly by DAAD and the Government of Rwanda, has been extended to January 31, 2018.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2018

Offered Annually?

Eligible Countries: Rwanda

To Be Taken At (Country): German y

About the Award: Applications are open for Rwandan PhD Scholarship sponsored jointly by DAAD and the Government of Rwanda. The applications are open until January 31, 2018.

The general aim of the programme is to train young academics and scientists through funding of PhD degree studies in Germany.The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD (German: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.

Type: PhD 


  • Excellently qualified academic staff of higher learning institutions.
  • The last qualifying degree should have been obtained not more than six years ago. Candidates should have passed their Bachelor studies with at least “second class upper division”, their Master’s studies with at least B+ (or equivalent).

Selection Criteria: Selection is done by a bi-national committee trough personal interviews of the candidates in Kigali, Ruanda. Selection criteria are, amongst others, general academic performance as well as a convincing and detailed proposal, discussed and agreed with the German supervisor, a convincing motivation for the chosen degree course respectively.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • 6 months preparatory German language course (fulltime) including accommodation and pocket Money
  • co-financed monthly scholarship instalment
  • Reimbursement of travel costs through an adequate travel lump sum that is disbursed after arrival in Germany, during the funding period respectively
  • study and research allowance
  • accident, health and personal liability insurance cover
  • further individual allowances upon application

Duration of Program: Generally, up to 42 months (3,5 years)

How to Apply: It is important to go through the Application Procedure and Requirements on the Program Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: DAAD

Important Notes: Please note that the portal will be opened again in a few days time.
Dont forget to send the application summary generated by the system together with the original recommendation letters to the DAAD Nairobi Office in order to complete your application.

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