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).

Raphael Odartey Lamptey


Mr. Lamptey is the assistant of the DAAD Information Centre Ghana, he was responsible for coordinating German courses at the University of Cape Coast before. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and studied German in a short course at the University of Göttingen in Germany. He is a DAAD alumnus and has first-hand information about higher education and student life in Germany. He is happy to assist you in making your ambitions of studying in Germany a reality.

Malin Burlatis


Malin Burlatis joined our team as a volunteer from Germany under the Kulturweit volunteering program of the German UNESCO commission. After graduating with a Masters in Management Consulting in 2019 from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, she completed a voluntary service at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and most recently worked as an education officer for a peace project at an internationally active foundation.

She is happy to answer all your questions with reference to student life in Germany.

Contact us!

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.