In light of the increasing demand for qualified university lecturers in Sub-Saharan Africa, the programme aims at training young African graduates of German Studies to qualify for a career as teachers of German and preparing them for an academic career as well.

Application requirements

(i) A Bachelor's degree in Germanistik or DaF (in the major or minor)
(ii) Language proficiency (German language skills) at level B2

What can be funded?

Participation in the two-year Master’s Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi including a research stay in Germany at the beginning of the second year (if funding allows)

Duration of the funding

24 months altogether, to start on 1st October every even year.
In the first instance, an award of 12 months is granted, a renewal of another 12 months can be applied for at a later date.


     Monthly stipend of 240 Euros (for Kenyans) or

     Monthly stipend of 380 Euros (for Non-Kenyans)

     University fees

     Annual research allowance

     Insurance (only for Non-Kenyans)

     Travel allowance (only for Non-Kenyans)

Application procedure

Application Deadline: Extended to 4th May 2020 

PS: You can submit missing documents after the deadline! 🙂


German Academic Exchange Service, Regional Office for Africa
Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close
P.O. Box 14050
00800 Nairobi

Programme Officer: Elizabeth Waithaka