DAAD Scholarships for PhD student in East Africa 2019/2020

The German Academic Exchange Service ( DAAD) is offering up to 12 Scholarships to East African students to pursue PhD degrees in German for the academic year 2019/2020.

In addition, in collaboration with the Government of Kenya , DAAD will ofer 30 scholarships to staff members of public and private universities and research institutes in Kenya to pursue PhD degrees in German.


  • Candidates must be from East Africa 
  • Candidates must be holders of Masters degrees not older than 6 years at the time of making the application.
  • The scholarship is open to all fields of research
  • There is no age limit for the Sponsorship
Requirements for Applications
  • Candidates must give a PhD proposal including a detailed work plan (10-15 pages)
  • Confirmation of teaching release ( University staff only)
  • Confirmation of Study leave from university (if applicable)
  • Recommendation letter by the head of Department indicating that the candidate is present responsibilities and he/she will be integrated into the staff development agenda of the university.
How to apply

All applications are done ONLINE at DAAD website.
For inquiries or for assistance one can visit DAAD Kenya office located at Madison Insurance House , 3rd floor, Upper Hill close, on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am 12:00 noon,  or one can call+254 733 929 929

Deadline for the applications is on 31st October 2018 

Good luck


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