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 are pleased to inform you that the DAAD Nairobi Office will begin its face to face consultation hours in July, every Wednesdays, 10 am to 12 pm EAT.

Please note also, that  the regular visiting hours remain; every Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EAT,  Web Seminars also remain as scheduled.

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 sessions that give us the opportunity to come together virtually, share information and discuss questions immediately – all from the safety of our homes.

You will be guided by our moderator from the DAAD Office Nairobi. The online seminar addresses all participants from the East African region and is free of charge.

Please see the schedule for more information and feel free to register for participation.

Attention: In order to participate, you need to download the tool Adobe Connect at first to be able to enter, as well as a computer with a stable internet connection. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Web Seminars 2022

Please click on the plus (+) sign to get details of the Specific Web Seminar you would like to attend, plus the registration link:

DAAD Nairobi Special series on PhD in Germany, part 1: My German PhD – how can I achieve my goal?

The German doctorate enjoys an outstanding reputation in all disciplines. This webinar provides an overview of the different options and explains the formal requirements for pursuing a Ph.D. in Germany.

This event is now past.

DAAD Nairobi Special Series on PhD in Germany, part 2: My research proposal – my key to obtaining a DAAD PhD scholarship

In this web seminar, we will cover the following topics: How do I identify a research topic/ gap? How do I use e-resources to write my proposal? How do I use reference management software to help write my proposal?

This event is now past.


DAAD Nairobi Special Series on PhD in Germany, part 3: Supervisor or structured programme?

In this session, we will shed light on the two ways of doing a PhD in Germany: Joining a structured PhD programme, or working with an individual supervisor. What is the difference? What is the best option for me? How do I approach my choice in practical terms? What do I need to do?

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Time: 2 pm – 3pm EAT

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DAAD Nairobi Special Series on PhD in Germany, part 4: How do I apply through the DAAD Portal?

This web seminar is for those who are planning to or are in the process of submitting their application documents through the online platform. It elaborates on the DAAD Ph.D. application process through the online portal.

Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm EAT

Register to participate

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.
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.
If your Web Seminar of interest is being conducted on Webex, we advise you to download Cisco Webex to minimize hitches when logging in.