In Rwanda, the DAAD offers scholarship programmes that are primarily aimed at supporting the training of future university lecturers and of academically trained specialists and managers. The same scholarship programmes are available to qualified candidates as in any other country in the East Africa region.
Even though DAAD does not sponsor any postgraduate courses at a university in Rwanda, Rwandan citizens are eligible to apply for scholarships within our In-Country/ In-Region scholarship programme.
The DAAD long-term lecturer at the University of Rwanda can also be contacted directly with any questions about DAAD funding options.
Prof. Rainer Schmidt
University of Rwanda
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Tel. +250-781-447 055
Joint funding: DAAD and the Government of Rwanda
Since 2016, together with the Government of Rwanda, DAAD has been offering 20 PhD scholarships to Germany annually for academic staff members of public and private universities in Rwanda.
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DAAD Alumni in Rwanda
There are about 200 DAAD Alumni in Rwanda who were funded either in Germany or the Africa region and who today successfully serve in the academic, business and political spheres. They may be ideal contacts for anyone interested in pursuing higher education studies or research in Germany. An association of Rwandan DAAD Alumni is yet to be set up.