KAAD Postgraduate Fellowship for Africans in Germany (Fully Funded)

Applications are currently invited to the 2021 KAAD Postgraduate Fellowship program for African students in Germany.

The KAAD program for sub-Saharan Africa is geared towards the development of African countries and societies as well as the development of qualified individuals.
Young university graduates, who have already taken over responsibility in church and society, should be empowered to continue along this line and do it in an even more qualified way. Beneficiaries of KAAD-scholarships are predominantly from needy families and display academic excellence. The ultimate aim of the scholarship policy is the promotion of so-called “Agents of Change”.

The focus countries in Africa today are EthiopiaGhana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Uganda and Tanzania are counted to be part of the focus region of East Africa, apart from Kenya. There are four Partner Committees which are also responsible for the adjoining countries of the above mentioned.

The following are expected from the candidates:

  • Above-average performance in studies and research
  • The orientation of your studies or research towards permanent reintegration in your home region (otherwise the scholarship is turned into a loan),
  • Religious and social commitment (activities) and willingness to inter-religious dialogue.


The KAAD scholarship is open to

  • applicants from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America who are currently living there
  • applicants who have a university degree and professional experience from their home country
  • candidates who want to acquire a master’s degree or a Ph.D. at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at German university
  • applicants for Master-scholarships who are between the age of 30, while applicants for Ph.D. scholarships should not be older than 35.
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Application Process

For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadline: June 30, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.

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