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 in order to train German teachers as needed. In view of the increasing need for qualified teachers at universities in sub-Saharan Africa, this program aims to train young African graduates of German programmes for a career as a German teacher as well as for an academic career.
The two-year master’s programme (M.A. German Studies) was introduced in 1993 at the University of Nairobi (UoN). The DAAD has been funding the course since 2011 from the title “Scholarships for the training and further education of African German students and German lecturers” with up to 10 scholarships (in country and in region) at the UoN as well as the one-semester stay in Germany included.
- Bachelor’s Degree in German Studies or German as a Foreign Language (DaF) as a major or minor
- At least Second Class Upper Honors,
- Knowledge of German at least at B2 level or equivalent
- The last degree should not be more than 6 years old at the time of application
What does the Scholarship Offer?
Participation in the two-year master’s course in German Studies at the University of Nairobi including a research stay in Germany at the beginning of the second year of study (if funds are available)
Duration of the Scholarship
A total of 24 months, beginning October 1, 2022. Initially, a commitment is made for 12 months, after which one can apply for an extension of up to a further 12 months.
- Grant rate of 240 euros per month (for Kenyans) or
- Grant rate of 380 euros per month (for non-Kenyans)
- Payment of the tuition fees at the UoN
- Annual research grant
- Health insurance (for non-Kenyans only)
- Travel allowance (for non-Kenyans only)
Application for intake 2022 (for studies beginning October 1st, 2022)
DAAD Portal: March 31, 2022
Certificates via cloud: March 31, 2022
Applications can be submitted only within the period given via the DAAD portal.
After the formal examination (aptitude and completeness), the preselected applicants must apply to the UoN for admission to the Master’s programme.
Successful applicants will then be forwarded to the commission for professional assessment and invited to an interview with the commission by the Nairobi branch office (possibly via video or telephone conference).
In addition to previous academic achievements and knowledge of German, selection criteria include a convincing presentation of the professional and personal motives for participating in the course.
Only Master’s students admitted to the course by the UoN (with a “Letter of Offer” from the university) can receive a DAAD scholarship.
Application Requirements and Application Documents
Please find more details for application here
Information about the scholarship:
Ms. Charity Tongoi
Information about the master course:
Dr. Catherine Nanjala Agoya Wotsuna
University of Nairobi
For more information, visit our web seminar on the German Master’s program on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EAT.
To participate, register at:
DAAD Regional Office Nairobi
German Academic Exchange Service, Regional Office for Africa
Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close
PO Box 14050