African students in the seminar.

In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships for Postgraduates

The objective of this scholarship programme is to promote the development of university teaching staff in universities and build capacity for staff in the public sector through postgraduate training in selected postgraduate study programmes at the institutions listed below.

This programme strongly encourages mobility of Subsaharan Africans within the Eastern Africa region. We therefore strongly recommend applicants to apply to institutions outside their home countries.

Applicants must apply directly to the institution of their choice for both the admission and the DAAD scholarship, using the contacts and the procedure prescribed at the institution’s website. The deadline for scholarship applications at the institutions is strictly January 31, 2020. All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application. Only shortlisted candidates will get access to the DAAD Online Portal to finalize the scholarship application.


Value of Scholarship:

  • University tuition fees
  • research allowance
  • monthly stipend
  • travel allowance (where applicable)
  • health insurance (where applicable)
  • and the possibility of a study visit of up to 6 months to Germany within the period of the scholarship.

Postgraduate Programmes eligible for In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships in Eastern Africa, 2020/ 2021

General information on the In-Country/In-Region Programme

Here you find general information about the In-Country/In-Region scholarship programme and the study courses on the African continent that are included in the programme.

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In-Country/In-Region scholarship offer 2020/2021

2020 Intake In CountryInRegion - Final PDF

Frequently Asked Questions - 2020 Intake In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programme

Frequently Asked Questions_ICIR Intake 2020 _January 2020