Looking for Scholarship Opportunities in Germany and in Africa? There are several organisations and foundations that offer financial support for studies abroad and in countries of origin for degree courses in Bachelor, Master, Exchange Programmes and PhD/Postdoc programmes.
We have compiled an overview of the main scholarships in Germany and in Africa. The overview also includes success stories from professionals who have successfully received funding from some of the organisations. Take a look and go through the overview to secure the opportunity now!
DAAD Scholarship Database
DAAD, a German based organisation, is the largest scholarship database for students, graduates and doctoral students in Germany and in countries of origin. Here is an overview of major scholarship courses restricted to certain countries of origin (overview for Kenyan students) for graduate and doctoral students.
- Leadership for Africa Scholarship for Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda
- Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)
- Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance - PPGG)
- In-Country/In-Region Programme Sub-Saharan Africa
- DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme
- Master Course in German Studies at the University of Nairobi
- Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)
For more information about the DAAD scholarships, visit the following link: www.daad.de
Success Stories: PhD Students who received the DAAD Funding
- My PhD journey in Germany: PhD in Germany in Mathematics at the University in Potsdam
- Kenyan DAAD Scholarship holder talks about PhD in Computer Science in Bonn
KAAD Scholarship Database
The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is an scholarship organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany. The organisation funds students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near and Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Success Stories from KAAD Scholarship Scholars
- Kenyan Master Student about how to apply for the Scholarship in German
- Lydia Radoli, KAAD PhD Scholarship Fellow and the Founder of Diaspora Radio
Heinrich Böll Scholarships for International Students
Heinrich Böll Foundation is an organisation with close ties to the German Green Party that offers international students scholarships for undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students.
The Scholarship of Evangelisches Studienwerk
The Evangelische Studienwerk is a organisation of the Protestant churches in Germany. The organisation currently supports almost 1,500 students and around 300 doctoral candidates from all disciplines at universities and universities of applied sciences.
Scholarships for Students
Scholarship for doctoral students
The Scholarship Programme of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) for students and postgraduate studies in Germany.
KAS Foundation awards students, postgraduate and doctoral students from any subject or nationality.
Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarships
Google offers scholarship programmes to students in the field of computer science enrolled in an accredited university in Europe or Israel.
>>Link: Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship
Success Story from a Google Scholarship Scholar
Jacobs' University Tuition Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate courses
Jacobs University, a private University in Bremen, offers tuition scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Click here to know more about the financing options within the university.
>>Link: Financing Options at Jacobs University
Success Story from a Jacob's University Scholar
- Jacob's University Electrical and Computer Engineer Alumni secured three scholarships during his studies