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 recieves 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 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.
12th August 2021
9:00 Welcoming of participants, opening remarks (Lena Leumer, Felix Barnes, DAAD)
STUDY AND RESEARCH IN GERMANY – A MANUAL
9:10 Doing your PhD or postdoc in Germany – an Introduction (tbc)
FINDING INDIVIDUAL PHD SUPERVISORS
9:40 Identifying and convincing the right supervisor (tbd)
10:00 Ghanaian researchers and German supervisors: pitfalls and stepping stones (tbc)
GERMAN UNIVERSITIES AND GRADUATE SCHOOLS
15 min each
10 mins My pathway to a PhD in Germany (tbd)
10 mins My pathway to a Postdoc fellowship in Germany (tbc)
Day 2 & 3
19th/20th August 2021
9:15 – 9:30 Welcoming of participants (Lena Leumer, DAAD)
Introduction to Pitchandmatch tool (Robert Bol, Pitchandmatch, tbc)
9:30 – 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