50+ DAAD Scholarships 2024 For International Students

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3 Facts about DAAD Scholarships:

  • They are open every year and are numerous in number
  • DAAD affords you the opportunity to study in your home country, region or Germany
  • Majority are fully funded.

In this article, we have compiled some 2024 DAAD Scholarships that are either open, recently closed or about to open but luckily these are open Every Year so if you miss applying for a scholarship, keep checking back on AfterSchoolAfrica. They just might be open.

Below is a list of scholarships sponsored by DAAD…

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DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: Varying

Each year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) support young professionals from developing countries with a variety of scholarships to pursue internationally recognized Postgraduate degree in selected courses at German Universities.

DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 1st December

A limited number of AgEcon scholarships are available for outstanding candidates from developing countries.

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters in Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) intends to contribute to the support of good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME) for Research in Germany

Are you a highly qualified postdoc? Could you well imagine working in Germany? But you would also like to spend a period of time pursuing research in another? Then apply for a place on the “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E) programme.

DAAD Bavarian Government Scholarships for International Students at Hochschule Hof

Under the condition of reception of financial means from the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (Bayerische Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst) and the DAAD (Stibet III), Hochschule Hof gives semester or yearly scholarships to qualified foreign students in need for the summer semester and/ or winter semester.

DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers Networking Tour for International Researchers (Fully-funded to Germany)

Postdoctoral Researchers Networking Tour offers on-site visits to universities, research institutes and companies in the field of artificial intelligence, discussions with experts and numerous networking opportunities. Programme related costs and a travel allowance are covered by DAAD.

DAAD TU Berlin Summer University Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries

Scholarships are provided with the support of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the TU Berlin Summer University.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for African Students

DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarships Within East Africa for Postgraduate African Students

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

This programme strongly encourages mobility of East Africans within the East Africa region. We therefore strongly recommend applicants to apply to institutions outside their home countries.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Masters & PhD Scholarship Programme at University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Rep

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

These scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DAAD-AIMS PhD Scholarships for African Students – South Africa

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, in association with African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), provides six in-region scholarships for a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences.

DAAD/PLAAS Scholarships for Masters & Doctoral Studies in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER 202

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in collaboration with PLAAS (Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies) and Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA), is offering in-country/in-region scholarships, as part of the Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa programme. 

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DAAD African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) PhD Scholarships for African Students – Senegal

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. The AIMS Senegal scholarships is available in the field of Mathematics.

DAAD/CERAAS Masters and PhD Scholarships for sub-Saharan African Students – Senegal

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

Call for Scholarship Applications at Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS) in Senegal.

DAAD/NELGA Research Fellowships in Land Governance for African Students

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

NELGA’s research fellowship programme aims to support junior researchers in conducting a specific research projector field study at a NELGA partner institution and encourage them to pursue successful scientific careers. ‘

DAAD/NRF Masters and PhD Scholarship Programme for South African Students

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

The DAAD/NRF Scholarship programme offers Postgraduate training in a field with strong relevance for national development, aiming at university staff development and public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

DAAD African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) for African Students

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with the African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) by offering up to six In-Region Scholarships for Master studies at APFP.

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Numerous DAAD In-Region Scholarships in South Africa for Students in Africa

Application Deadline: 17th May/21st June

The centres or departments at the South African universities below have DAAD In-Region scholarships available for postgraduate study. The scholarships at the centres below are generally only open to other Sub-Saharan African Nationals. South Africans may apply for the DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship for postgraduate studies in South Africa.

DAAD/Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Scholarships for African Students

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in [Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships for Students in Eastern Africa

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

Applications for DAAD PhD scholarships at Strathmore University open every year.

ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships for PhD Scholars in African Countries

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

DAAD: University of Ghana Soil Science Scholarship Programme

Application Deadline: OPENING OCTOBER

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“, DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies at the University of Ghana.

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DAAD Master’s Scholarships in German Studies for Sub-Saharan African Students

Application Deadline: TBA

In light of the increasing demand for qualified university lecturers in Sub-Saharan Africa, the programme aims at training young African graduates of German Studies to qualify for a career as teachers of German and preparing them for an academic career as well.

Application Deadline: Varying

The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

DAAD Study Postgraduate Scholarship in Music for International Students

Application Deadline: 15th October

In this study programme, you can complete a Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course)

DAAD Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

Application Deadlines: 1st April/31st October

The aim of this programme is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research and working projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network.

How to Apply for DAAD PhD Scholarship in Germany 2024 – Everything You Need to Know

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DAAD Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany for Young Foreign Academics

Application Deadline: 15th October

DAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany.

DAAD University Leadership and Management Training Programme (UNILEAD) for University Managers in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 14th October

DAAD and the University of Oldenburg jointly organise the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme (UNILEAD) in Oldenburg, enabling young managers between the ages of 30 and 40 years at higher education institutions in developing countries to successfully tackle everyday management challenges.

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DAAD Masters in Tropical and International Forestry Scholarship for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th October

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering the MSc programme Tropical and International Forestry scholarship at the University of Göttingen to students from developing countries.

Government of Germany DAAD Scholarships for Artists and Filmmakers (Fully-funded)

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the field of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music and Architecture as well as Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography

DAAD Masters Program Infrastructure Planning (MIP) Scholarships at University of Stuttgart, Germany

Applications are now open for developing countries’ students to apply for the DAAD-funded Masters Program Infrastructure Planning (MIP) Scholarships at the University of Stuttgart.

DAAD MIPLC Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries – Germany

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is offering scholarships to students from developing countries as a part of the DAAD’s program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.” 

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