The 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 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 following are the open calls.

Please note: Usually, the application procedure follows a two-step process. First, applicants submit their scholarship application to the host institution. After a pre-selection has been conducted, shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit their application again via the DAAD portal for the final selection.

Country Institution Name of Programme Institution’s Application Deadline Details
Ghana West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) Seed Science and Technology (Master) 20th April 2022 Link to Programme Overview
Malawi Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (Master/PhD) contact institution Link to Programme Overview
Namibia University of Namibia Biodiversity Management (Master) contact institution Link to Programme Overview
South Africa Stellenbosch University, Mathematics Division Mathematics (Master/PhD) 3rd May 2022 Link to Programme Overview
South Africa Stellenbosch University, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) Molecular Biology and Human
Genetics (MBHG) (Master/PhD)
contact institution Link to Programme Overview
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand, African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) Migration and Displacement
Studies (Master/PhD)
30th April 2022 Link to Programme Overview

For a complete list of all the programmes under the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship in Sub-Saharan Africa click here.