Despite the difficult circumstances in the current pandemic, we remain committed to serving potential students of German universities, our scholarship holders, alumni and partners with information about our work.

We have introduced a series of online seminars that inform about study and research in Germany, funding opportunities, learning German and other topics related to DAAD programmes. Our online seminars are live and interactive online sessions that give us the opportunity to come together virtually, share information and discuss questions immediately - all from the safety of our homes.

Participation is free of charge. Please see the schedule for more information. Click the date to register.

Online seminars

DAAD Nairobi Special series on PhD in Germany

part 1:

My German PhD – how can I achieve my goal?

Germany’s higher education institutions enjoy an excellent reputation. Teaching and research provide key impulses for innovation and progress. German universities and research institutes offer multiple opportunities for PhD research. This online seminar will provide an overview of the German research landscape, funding options and how to approach the next application deadline of October 31.

part 2:

My research proposal – my key to winning a DAAD PhD scholarship

19 August 2020, 2 pm EAT

This online seminar will focus on your research proposal whose quality and relevance are important factors that determine a scholarship award.

part 3:

Supervisor or structured programme?

26 August 2020, 2 pm EAT

This online seminar will focus on the choice of your PhD path: What is the best option for me? How do I approach my choice in practical terms? What do I need to do?

part 4:

How do I apply through the DAAD portal?

7 October 2020, 2 pm EAT

This is a seminar for those who are planning to or are in the process of submitting their application documents through this online application platform.

Online visiting hours

We offer online visiting hours every Thursday, 10 - 11 am. You can join us in these sessions to ask your questions. See the dates below to book an appointment.
24 September 2020, 10- 11 am - please register here.
01 October 2020, 10- 11 am - please register here.

Software note:

We use the software Adobe Connect for our online sessions.
With the following link, you can run a test to ensure that your computer and network connections are verified to provide you with the best possible Adobe Connect meeting experience.
https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
We recommend you conduct this software test run once you decide you want to participate in one of our online seminars. This ensures that you will be able to enter the virtual meeting room on time.