The Information Centre organises a monthly introductory session on study and research opportunities in Germany. Every first Thursday of the month our team presents the most relevant information in a seminar-style format followed by a question and answer secession and individual consultation.

In addition to that, the IC Accra also organises symposia on various university campuses around the country. As a special service, the DAAD country director is available to give presentations on study and research opportunities in Germany upon invitation by a student or professional organisation.

Self-funded students are encouraged to seek advice from the Information Centre before the student visa interview.

For visits during consultation hours, kindly book for an appointment. If you wish to arrange an appointment outside regular office hours please send us an email to

All services of the Information Centre are provided free of charge.

The IC Team

Lena Leumer


Ms. Lena Leumer is the Director of the DAAD Information Centre. After working at the DAAD headquarters in Bonn for 6 years, she joined the team in Accra in September 2017. She worked for DAAD’s Africa Section and the Strategy Section for Development Cooperation and has profound knowledge of Higher Education cooperation with countries of the Global South, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Felix Barnes


Felix Barnes is the Programme Officer of the Information Centre Accra. He joined the team after some years of study and professional experience in Germany. He completed his Master’s in Sustainable Resource Management in Munich - an international degree programme. Having studied in Germany as a foreign student, he is in the best position to help Ghanaian students wanting to study in Germany. He is available for personal consultation at the DAAD Information Centre in the Goethe-Institut (next to NAFTI, East Cantonments).

Christian Lasmothey


Christian Lasmothey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation Studies (English, French, German) from the Ghana Institute of Languages.  He is also an alumnus of the DAAD Summer School Scholarship programme.

Having spent a summer at the University of Jena, he is privileged to have first-hand information about higher education and student life in Germany.  He is happy to assist you in making your ambitions of higher education in Germany a reality.

Yakubu Musah Seidu


Yakubu Musah Seidu is the Programme Manager for the Climate Research for Alumni and Postdocs in Africa (ClimapAfrica) Programme and the main contact person in sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology and a Master’s degree in Development Policy and Planning from the same University. He also holds a Master’s degree in International and Development Economics from HTW in Berlin. He has over a decade experience implementing and managing projects and programmes. He will be responsible for the coordination of regional network activities, content conceptualization, and logistics. He will handle the general administration of the Program, financial planning and reporting as well as administration of science policy advising and skills trainings.
For specific questions on the ClimapAfrica programme, please contact Yakubu via

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There are various ways to get in touch with us and stay up to date on current opportunities that are waiting for you in Germany. In case you have any questions please refer to our contact page.