Makerere University DAAD Scholarships and Funding

By | April 26, 2022

Makerere University DAAD Scholarships and Funding


The DAAD representation in the Kenyan capital Nairobi started as a small adjunct office in September 1973. By 1979, the small office had grown into a fully-fledged DAAD Regional Office for Africa providing information about DAAD’s full range of academic programmes. Today, the Nairobi Office with its ten staff members offers consultation on study and research opportunities and funding possibilities for individual scholars in Germany and the East Africa region, for university collaboration between German and East African universities and research institutes, and for capacity building for university staff members at East African universities. The DAAD Regional Office for Africa is responsible for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South-Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi.

Research Grants

These scholarships offer young scientists the possibility to implement a research project in a university or research institution in Germany. There are four types of scholarships: Short-Term Grants (1-6 months), One-Year Grants (7-10 months), Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees or Grants for complete doctoral programs.
PhD and Research in Germany | DAAD Kenya

Research stays for University Academics / Re- invitation for Former Scholarship Holders

Researchers and university professors that have defended their thesis can apply for a research stay in Germany. Former scholarship holders can also profit from this opportunity within the framework of the program « Re-invitation ».
Funding for Researchers and Faculty | DAAD Kenya

Study scholarships for artists and architects

These scholarships address graduates of schools for architecture, plastic art, design, cinema, music and dramatic arts (stage direction, dance, choreography etc.) that wish to enhance their knowledge and pursue their studies in Germany.

Study Visits in Germany

University teachers of foreign universities may apply for a funding of study visits in Germany for groups of max. 15 students and a teacher. The visit shall include an academic programme with at least two German universities and cultural activities.

In-Country/in-Region scholarships within Africa

The In-Country/In-Region programme supports the training of future professionals and managerial staff in developing countries. The programme thus offers scholarships to future university teachers from developing countries for postgraduate courses (Master) and for doctorates.
In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa | DAAD Kenya

Scholarships for special programs

Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)
Leadership for Africa: Master in Germany
Master’s Programme in German Studies

Scholarships for German University Summer Courses

With the aim of allowing students of all areas of studies and German levels of B1 to enhance their German language skills, the DAAD offers a scholarship for intensive German courses (3-4 weeks) in a German university during the summer months.
University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Stu-dents and Graduates | DAAD Kenya

Detailed information about all DAAD scholarships as well as scholarships of other German organisations are available on:

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