Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

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As part of the “In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme”, in which more than 50 African universities and university networks participate and which annually supports almost 1.000 African postgraduates, DAAD is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies to selected universities within the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff development in the first line, without neglecting other public-sector demand of academically trained personnel.
For further information on the NELGA please refer to:

Who can apply?


  • must be nominated by a representative of the target university;
  • must have completed their last degree not more than six years ago at the time of application;
  • must be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups will be especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

What can be funded?

Master- and PhD studies at the following universities:
Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia) (usually starting in autumn)

  • PhD Land Policy and Governance
Namibia University of Science & Technology (Namibia) (usually starting in spring):
  • Master in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)
  • PhD in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies), from 2017
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (South Africa) (usually starting in spring)
  • MSc Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
  • PhD Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) (usually starting in autumn)
  • MPhil Planning
  • PhD Planning
  • MPhil Development Studies
  • PhD Development Studies
Ardhi University (Tanzania) (usually starting in autumn):
  • MSc Land Management (by thesis)
  • PhD Land Management (by thesis)
  • MSc Urban Planning and Management (by coursework & dissertation)
  • MSc Real Estate (by coursework & dissertation)
  • PhD Land Administration (by coursework & dissertation)

Duration of the funding

The scholarship will initially be awarded for one year only and can be extended annually (or shorter) upon individual request and receipt of a complete application for renewal by the scholarship holders via the DAAD-portal, four months before the scholarship ends latest. The general funding period for Master’s degree is two years, for Ph.D. three years.


  • Tuition fees as specified in the official fee structure
  • Monthly allowance for living costs incl. accommodation
  • Annual study & research allowance
  • Final allowance
  • Refund of travel expenses (not applicable for In-Country scholarships);
  • Refund of medical insurance


Applicants will be required to follow the regular application process for their studies at their target university. The university will screen and short-list applications and ask the short-listed applicants to upload their complete application documents to the DAAD-Portal. Incomplete applications and applications from candidates that are not short-listed by the target university will not be considered.

Further information

For more details and application requirements please refer to your target university:

Information and advisory centres

Jana Bömer
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD)
German Academic Exchange Service
Referat ST 32 – Stipendienprogramme Afrika
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn / Germany
Tel.: +49 228 882-8876


Status: Graduates
Doctoral candidates
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Only specified

Restricted to the following disciplines:

  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
Further application requirements »