DAAD In-Region Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for African Students

Applicants are welcome to the DAAD In-Region Postgraduate Scholarship Programme in the Division of Molecular Biology and​​ Human Genetics​​ ​​​​for African Students 2021.

The DAAD In-Region Scholarship 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’s 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. ​

The target group for scholarships is graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) who want to participate in a study program (MSc or Ph.D. studies) at the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics.


The scholarship cover

  • tuition and university fees,
  • stipend per year,
  • travel fair
  • research allowance per year
  • Health and insurance.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must

  • Nationals or permanent residents from Sub-Saharan African countries (not South Africans)
  • BSc Hon degree (MSc) or MSc degree (Ph.D.) with at least Second Class/Upper-division 60%
  • Thorough knowledge of English
  • Completed last university degree 6 years ago at the time of application
  • Show motivation and a strong commitment
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are highly encouraged
  • From one of these groups:

a) Staff member of a public university

b) Candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment

c) Public sector employee

d) Alumni of the DAFI program (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative)

Application Process

To apply for this Scholarship, the following procedures has to be taken

  1. Fill out the application form with the following information:
  • Personal details and previous Education
  • Persona statements (maximum of 500 words)
  • Lists of conference presentation
  • List of publications
  1. Attachment to uploaded to the form:
  • Hand-signed CV using Europass format
  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified copies of all Academic degree transcripts.
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To apply for this scholarship, click here.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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