DAAD Ph.D. Healthcare Management Scholarships for Africa 2021/22(Funded)

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in collaboration with the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program (KWTRP), and Strathmore University’s Institute of Healthcare Management, Invites applications to the ongoing  DAAD In-Country/In-Region Ph.D. Scholarships.

Convinced that their success is only measurable in the caliber of our graduates, they continuously seek to improve them and ourselves in work well done in an atmosphere that nourishes our spirit and intellect.

Strathmore commits to pioneering world-class standards in executive management education, research, and application of business knowledge.

They ultimately seek to provide a service and an enabling environment that leads to the development of each individual into an ethical leader at personal, organizational, and societal levels consequently resulting in True Personal Transformation through Virtue.


The award includes:

  • full tuition fees,
  • a monthly stipend at DAAD rates, and
  • some contribution towards research costs,
  • The successful applicants will be registered at Strathmore University and supervised by renowned health systems researchers from Strathmore and KWTRP.
  • They will also have access to generic skills training by IDEAL.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants:

  • Be citizens of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.
Application Process

Application to the DAAD Ph.D. Healthcare Management is a two-phase process

Phase 1: Applicants must apply for the scholarship via the DAAD portal.

Phase 2: KEMRI will screen, pre-select, and shortlist the applicants.

Documents to be submitted for the DAAD scholarship application in English:

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of admission from the host university/institution/network
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
  • 2 recommendation letters by university lecturers
  • Letter of motivation and a timetable
  • Copy of the passport
  • If available, information on the recognition of the university degree certificates in the host country
  • Detailed and precise Ph.D. proposal, including detailed work and timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  • If applicable, information on the UNHCR registration as a refugee
  • Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor or a commitment letter from the host institution that a supervisor will be assigned
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2020.

For more information and application, visit the official site.