In light of the increasing demand for qualified university lecturers in Sub-Saharan Africa, the programme aims at training young African graduates of German Studies to qualify for a career as teachers of German and preparing them for an academic career as well.

Application requirements

(i) A Bachelor’s degree in Germanistik or DaF (in the major or minor)
(ii) Language proficiency (German language skills) at level B2

What can be funded?

Participation at the two-year Master’s Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi incl. a research stay beginning of the second year at one of the German partner universities (TU Dresden, U Bielefeld, U Bayreuth or U Oldenburg)

Duration of the funding

24 months altogether, to start on 1st October every even year.

In the first instance, an award of 12 months is granted, a renewal of another 12 months can be applied for at a later date.


     Monthly stipend of 240 Euros (for Kenyans) or

 Monthly stipend of 380 Euros (for Non-Kenyans)

     University fees

     Annual research allowance

     Insurance (only for Non-Kenyans)

     Travel allowance (only for Non-Kenyans)


Only students who are admitted to the Master’s programme may apply for a DAAD scholarship. Application for admission is done online:

An independent selection committee consisting of experts in the field will review applications. After a preselection the best candidates will be invited to submit their application via the DAAD portal An interview by DAAD Office Nairobi (if applicable via video or telephone conference) for final selection will follow.
Criteria for selection are academic achievements, proficiency in German and a convincing explanation of professional and personal reasons for choosing this study programme.

Deadline: tba


German Academic Exchange Service, Regional Office for Africa
Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close
P.O. Box 14050
00800 Nairobi

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