In 2019, the DAAD Information Centre Accra  organized two PhD proposal writing workshops in Accra and Kumasi. These workshops are aimed at prospective PhD candidates to fine-tune their PhD proposals for a successful doctoral programme application.

About the Workshop

Participants at the workshop were coached by seasoned researchers and other DAAD and Germany alumni who have successfully completed their research stays in Germany. These workshops, an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research are also aimed at introducing participants to the vast research landscape of Germany, available funding opportunities as well as ‘how to find a research supervisor’. Interested participants who have attained a masters degree were invited to attend.   Attendance was free-of-charge, however, prior registration was mandatory.

In all, about 110 and 90 participant attended the Accra and Kumasi workshops respectively.

Similar workshops will be planned for the year 2020 in two cities in Ghana.  A call for participation will be published by May, 2020.  For more information on DAAD Ghana events, send an email to or visit this link.

The resource persons were very knowledgeable about their topics and made the program very interactive which to me, was very good. Additionally, the workshop sessions exposed certain weaknesses inherent in our write-ups(PhD concept notes) when they were subjected to scrutiny by the resource persons. This has contributed immensely to the quality of my applications and correspondence between me and my would-be supervisors. I now have a fair idea about what is expected of a doctoral candidate in Germany.  I recommend this workshop to anyone who has an interest in pursuing his/her PhD in Germany. Christopher Yaw Dumevi M.Phil Medical Microbiology, University of Ghana

My impression about the proposal writing workshop