DAAD/CERM-ESA Master and PhD Scholarship Programmes 2022

Call for scholarship applications at the East & South African-German Centre of Excellence for Educational Research Methodologies and Management (DAAD/CERM-ESA) 2022.

The DAAD/CERM-ESA program intends to strengthen and internationalize higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa so that they can contribute to long-term development. Individuals who aim to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible for scholarships for development-related Masters or doctorate studies.

The program contributes to the following long-term impacts through developing future academic and professional leaders:

  • Involvement of qualified experts in the solution of development-related issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities
  • Graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa are strengthening education and research.


The DAAD/CERM-ESA scholarships covers:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only)
  • Health Insurance (In-Region only)


  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with (at least: Second Class/Upper Division if applicable)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Sahara African country


They encourage applications from female applicants, refugees with recognized refugee status, and people from other underserved regions or groups.

Application Process

Applications for the DAAD/CERM-ESA Master and PhD Scholarship 2022 should include

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Recommendation letter
  • Letter of admission from the host university / institution / network
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts (if available, including a grading scale for the final university grade)
  • Copy of the passport (if applicable) or National Identification Card
  • If available, information on the recognition of the university degree certificates in the host country
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Additional documents only for PhD programs:

  • Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor or a commitment letter from the host institution that a supervisor will be assigned –
  • Detailed and precise PhD proposal (8-10 pages), including detailed work and timetable
  • Please note that a detailed and comprehensive proposal is necessary for the assessment. Concept notes will not be accepted
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal

Deadline: December 15, 2021.

For more information about DAAD/CERM-ESA Master and PhD Scholarship 2022, visit the official site.

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