Master’s Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi

The programme “Promotion of DaF courses to support German universities abroad” offers master’s courses in German as a foreign language (DaF) at selected locations to train German teachers as needed. Given the increasing need for qualified teachers at universities in sub-Saharan Africa, this programme aims to train young African graduates of German programmes for academic careers or careers as German teachers.

The programme is open to graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in German or German as a Foreign Language (DaF), with at least Second Class Upper Division Honours, at least B2 proficiency level in German or its equivalent. Participation at the two-year Master’s Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi includes a research stay beginning of the second year in Germany (if funding allows)

The deadline for application for intake 2022 – for studies beginning 1 October 2022 – is 31 March 2022 (via the DAAD Portal).

You can find more information about the call at

For further information about the scholarship, please contact Ms. Charity Tongoi of the DAAD at

For further information about the master’s course, please contact Dr. Catherine Nanjala Agoya Wotsuna of the University of Nairobi at


In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme West and Southern 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.

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.

For more details, please look at this programme flyer, which includes the open calls as well as the link to register for an  information session on 23 March 2022