The DAAD has launched a special programme for Sub-Saharan African students whose studies are interrupted due to the war against Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in their home country or region.
The Scholarship programme for Master students from Sub-Saharan Africa fleeing the war against Ukraine is a subprogramme of the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship programme. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and managed by the German Academic Exchange Service.
The goal of the programme is to provide Master scholarships to students who are nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country and whose Master studies are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine. Scholarship holders are given the opportunity to continue their academic career at a higher education institution in their home country or within their home region (in Sub-Saharan-Africa).
The scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship holder’s banking account. It includes the following payments:
|as charged by the hosting university (maximum 2,500 EUR for each year within the regular period of study)|
|Monthly Scholarship (accommodation, food etc.)||monthly||depending on the country|
|Travel Allowance (for those who are still in Europa or wish to study outside their home country)||once at the beginning (and if necessary, once at the end)||the flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award|
Funding is provided for the usual duration of a Master’s programme – generally, up to two years – starting in September 2022.
Applicants must be students who:
- started their Master studies in Ukraine, hence had a student status at a recognised Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war;
- are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country;
- have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s degree) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Lower Division or equivalent, if applicable);
- clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
- have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
- have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application.
Call for Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year
Applications must be submitted via the . After logging in to the portal, click on said link. Access the tab “Personal funding” -> “Application”. The programme will be preset. Now select the “Country of residence”. The country of offer is then filled in automatically. The button “Continue” can then be used and the application form downloaded in the next step. The rest of the procedure is described in the .
Applications submitted through other channels or to other authorities will not be considered. The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET or CEST) on 4 July 2022.
Download the [pdf-file].
Application Deadline: July 4, 2022Application ClosedOfficial link