DAAD Regional Office Accra

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The Regional Office 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 Regional Office 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 Regional Office 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 Regional Office are provided free of charge.

The Team

Lena Leumer

Lena Leumer

Director, Regional Office Accra

Lena Leumer took over as director of the DAAD Office in Ghana in June 2024. She has been working for the DAAD at the headquaters in Bonn since 2011, most recently for the Center for International Academic Collaborations. Her focus is on the Sub-Saharan Africa region and the topics of internationalization of higher education and development cooperation are her main interests. She studied at the Universities of Hamburg and Bonn.

Felix Barnes

Felix Barnes

Programme Officer

Felix Barnes is the Programme Officer of the Regional Office 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 Regional Office in the Goethe-Institut (next to NAFTI, East Cantonments).

Desmond Tetteh Asamanyua

Desmond Tetteh Asamanyua

Regional Office Assistant

Desmond is the assistant at the DAAD Regional Office Accra. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. His interest in Germany and the German language dates back to secondary school, where he was a member of the German Club. As a teenager, he experienced Germany for the first time in Hinterzarten, Baden-Württemberg. He is happy to use his experience and expertise to help students navigate their way through study and scholarship options 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.

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