The In-Country/In-Region Programme for  Sub-Saharan Africa aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

Who can apply?

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – generally, up to two years for Masters and up to three years for the PhD degree programmes



Monthly allowance

Study and research allowance

Printing allowance

Tuition fees

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

Travel allowance

Health insurance

For further information, please see the call for applications of the degree programme you wish to apply for:


To get a more detailed overview of the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship programme, please click here.

Or have a look at the Info Flyer here

We would like to invite all interested applicants to a DAAD Information Session on 23 March 2022, at 11 am CEST (1 pm EAT)

Register here to participate in the Information Session