The general aim of the programme is to obtain a PhD degree in Germany.

Who can apply?

Highly qualified Ghanaian doctoral candidates who are member of staff at a Ghanaian institution of higher learning

What can be funded?

PhD degree

Duration of the funding

max. 45 months


  • preparatory German language course of 6 months
  • monthly scholarship instalment
  • adequate travel lump sum
  • annual study and research allowance
  • full health, personal liability and accident insurance cover
  • further individual allowances on application


  • bi-nation selection panel
  • personal interviews in Accra, Ghana
  • selection criteria are, amongst others, a strong and well-planned research proposal, coordinated with the German inviting professor, and previous academic performance

Further information

The binding call for applications is published through the Ghanaian Scholarships Secretariat:

Information and advisory centres

Scholarships Secretariat
DAAD Informationszentrum Accra, Ghana

More detailed information

Please note:
To submit an application on the DAAD Portal, please use a desktop or laptop computer as the site’s full functionality is not available on mobile devices. Technical requirements

An application to this programme is currently not available. Please check the application deadline under "Application procedure."