Registration for German institutions and/or supervisors
How to register as an institution and/or supervisor
As a German institution / graduate school coordinator / research supervisor, you are welcome to complete are registration form in order to be enlisted into our novel matchmaking event. Use this link.
Over the years, the DAAD Information Centre Accra receives several enquiries on PhD opportunities in Germany. A good number of promising PhD/Post doc candidates are left helpless trying to find their way to connect to German professors and supervisors.
This novel match-making conference is designed to first pre-select candidates interested in pursuing PhD or Post doc in Germany and then offer them the platform to showcase their profiles for prospective supervisors and graduate schools.
We expect between 100 and 150 prospective PhD and Post doc candidates to participate. We look forward to your participation.
Register as a PhD/Post-doc Candidate
Main Event Schedule
Prior to the event, all participants will use an online tool to get in touch with each other and explore whether their interests match. When filling out online profiles, participants should be as detailed as possible to match research interests closely.
To prepare for the event, please check out funding opportunities, profiles of potential host professors, and programmes available at the participating universities here:
- DAAD Ghana: Funding Opportunities | PhD and Research in Germany
- Research in Germany: Info for postdocs
DFG: Research Career
All participating universities/organisations:
PhD applicants are required to hand in a first abstract of their PhD proposal. Participation is free for all participants.
Programme ( All times are in GMT! )
12th August 2021
Study and Research in Germany – General Information
9:10 Doing your PhD or postdoc in Germany – an Introduction
Dr. Jörn Benzinger & Dr. Christiane Wüllner, Ruhr-University Bochum
9:40 Funding opportunities
Ms. Lena Leumer, DAAD Ghana
10:10 Q & A with all presenters above
German Universities and Graduate Schools (20 minutes each)
10:30 Ruhr-University Bochum
Dr. Jörn Benzinger & Dr. Christiane Wüllner
10:50 RWTH Aachen University
Mr. Thomas Czirnich & Dr. Daniel Holder
11:10 Technical University Berlin
Ms. Sandra Hornoff
11:30 University of Bonn
Dr. Eva Youkhana & Ms. Clara Kaminsky
11:50 University of Freiburg
Ms. Katharina Aly
12:10 Technical University München
Ms. Agnieszka Slota
12:30 University of Bayreuth
Dr. Mabel Braun & Ms. Juliane Fender
12:50 Hochschule Fulda
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Reinhard
Ghanaian Testimonials (10 minutes each)
13:10 My pathway to a PhD in Germany
Ms. Christine Bonsu, DLR Institute of Transport Research, Berlin
13:20 My pathway to a Postdoc fellowship in Germany
Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong-Manso, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana
Day 2 & 3
19th/20th August 2021
9:00 – 9:20 Welcoming of participants (Ms. Lena Leumer, DAAD)
Introduction to Pitchandmatch tool (Robert Bol, Pitchandmatch, )
9:20 – 12:00 Matchmaking Talks with German Universities
20 minute one-on-one videocalls (appointments for registered participants in advance via Pitchandmatch)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:00
Matchmaking Talks with German Universities
The Pitch and Match Tool
Using the Pitch and Match Tool
To play video, please click on image. Please note video host will have access to data. Watch on YouTube.