Scholarship East Africa

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Are you a bachelor degree holder who dreams about studying for a Master's degree in Germany? You live as a national or refugee in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda? The Leadership for Africa scholarship programme is the opportunity for you!


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Who can apply?

  1. Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master studies in Germany and the requirements in the call for applications.

    Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
     
    • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before 18th of April 2022
    • Country of asylum must be either Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree
       
  2. Highly qualified graduates from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master studies in Germany and the requirements in the call for applications.

    Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
     
    • Citizenship of either Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda
    • Country of residence Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree

Value

DAAD will support you during your study experience in Germany both financially and professionally. Prior to your arrival, you will have information seminars on how to apply at German universities for a Master’s degree programme, preparation throughout the pre-departure phase, e.g., seminars for your arrival in Germany as well as during your language course in Germany as orientation.

Programme features

In addition to the supported Master degree programme the scholarship includes the mandatory additional training programme LEAD!. The scholarship holder can choose the study programme, they can apply to all suitable Master degree programmes in Germany.

After being granted a place in the scholarship programme they apply directly for their desired study programmes at German Institutes of Higher Education (more information on how to apply for a Master’s programme in Germany and what prerequisites DAAD expects of the Master’s course profile here).

Call for application

 

  • Some testimonials of our Leadership for Africa scholarship holders from East Africa after their first six-month-challenge in Germany:

    I have always had an interest in studying in Germany and I used to check on the DAAD website every single month even before I finished my bachelor’s degree in January 2019, to see if there was any scholarship that suited my credentials. That is when I came across Leadership for Africa in September 2020 and everything that I had achieved fitted so perfectly. – Ian S.

Important deadlines and dates

Application period: 19 April 2022 until 30 June 2022 →