DAAD South Africa In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme 2021 for African Students

The DAAD awards funding to Sub-Saharan African students for full-time Master or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country as part of its In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme. The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between Sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at Sub-Saharan African universities.


Master and PhD scholarships in this programme are awarded for preselected degree programmes in development-related and SDG-oriented fields at preselected Sub-Saharan African institutions. Scholarships are awarded to Sub-Saharan African students for study and research in their home country (In-Country) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region).

Application Deadlines

• DAAD’s deadline for applications: 15th June 2021
• Please note, universities set their own internal deadlines! Inquire at the university!


Calls out now!

Calls are out now for Master and PhD In-Country/In-Region scholarships in Southern Africa!

Check out our Scholarship Database for calls for applications with more details on requirements, scholarship benefits and application procedure:


DAAD In-Country/In-Region Programme Sub-Saharan Africa

Need more information? Check out the recordings of our online info sessions series on these scholarships:


Online Info Sessions: DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarships

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship holders are eligible for exciting funding opportunities in addition to the scholarship they have received for their full-time Master or PhD degree in Sub-Saharan Africa:
• Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for a short-term research visit to Germany
• Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for one of six interdisciplinary summer schools offered in Germany during their funding period:

Heidelberg University – Enhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health
HAW Hamburg – Education And Research oriented Training in Health Sciences
TH Cologne – Data to Decision: Assessment of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus
University of Frankfurt – Environmental and Remote Sensing Data Analysis via Geospatial Technologies in Research and Teaching
ABI Freiburg – Contested Governance
University of Leipzig – Project Development for Knowledge Transfer.

South African citizens who would like to do their Master or PhD in South Africa can apply for the DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship.


Download the information documents for In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Holders Here

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