Scholarship West- and Central 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 Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal? The Leadership for Africa scholarship programme is the opportunity for you!

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 Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree
       
  2. Highly qualified graduates from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal 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 Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
    • Country of residence Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
    • 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 to 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 West and Central Africa describing their feelings when they knew that they got the scholarship:

    I was drawn into it by the funding opportunity and even more so by the focus on nurturing future leaders for Africa. This was in line with my personal goals and ambitions so after checking that I met the requirements, I sat myself down and quickly began preparing my application. – Brian K.

Important deadlines and dates

Application period: 19 April 2022 until 30 June 2022 →