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Thursday, December 2, 2021

APPLY: 2022 DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme For Developing Countries

The In-Country/In-Region programme supports the training of future professionals and managerial staff in developing countries, in particular university teachers. Support is available for postgraduate programmes and for doctorates.

In many developing countries top-level university teachers are scarce, especially in the area of development-related subjects. This limits the quality of university education: due to the small number of highly qualified lecturers it is not possible to provide enough adequate study places.

A well-developed higher education sector is essential for training the professionals and managerial staff that can be highly conducive to the political, economic, and social success of developing countries.

Scholarship Details

The In-Country/In-Region programme in developing countries aims to contribute to train highly qualified professionals and managerial staff for sustainable development in the partner countries and for the development of top-quality, cosmopolitan universities. The programme thus offers scholarships to future university teachers from developing countries for postgraduate courses and for doctorates. They study at universities in their home country or at highly qualified institutions in the region, some of which are organised in networks.

The partner universities and partner institutions in the respective countries are intermediaries, but profit directly from the programme through tuition fees. The regional focus of the programme is sub-Saharan Africa; however, very similar programmes are run in Central America, South America, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East.

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Scholarship Requirements

The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports academics with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the regions of Subsaharan Africa, Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Middle East, with a scholarship for a consecutive Master’s degree or a PhD. Scholarships are awarded in the applicants home country/country of residence (in-country scholarships) or in their home region (in-region scholarships).


Scholarship funding

The DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship usually includes:

  • tuitions fees
  • monthly scholarship rate
  • study and research allowance
  • printing allowance for the final thesis
  • only for In-Region Scholarship holders: travel allowance and usually funding for health insurance

Further funding options may be available, depending on the location. Scholarship holders will find the additional funding options that are available for them in the brochure “Your DAAD Scholarship” which is sent to the scholarship holder upon admission to the programme.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Scholarship holders benefit from additional offers such as further education and training measures. These measures are designed to enhance and broaden the scholarship holders qualifications. Only scholarship holders of the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme may apply for these measures.

General information about the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme, as well as the application processes for the additional measures, can be found in the brochure “Your DAAD Scholarship” which each scholarship holder received upon admission to the programme.


Summer Schools

As an optional additional training, scholarship holders have the opportunity to apply for participation in different Summer Schools in Germany. Currently, six summer schools are offered within the programme.

InstitutionAcademic fieldTitle of the summer school
Heidelberg UniversityHuman medicineEnhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health
HAW HamburgHuman medicineEducation And Research oriented Training in Health Sciences
TH Köln – University of Applied SciencesEngineeringData to Decision: Assessment of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus
Goethe University FrankfurtVeterinary Medicine, Agricultural, Forest and Nutritional Sciences, EcologyEnvironmental and Remote Sensing Data Analysis via Geospatial Technologies in Rese-arch and Teaching
Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) FreiburgLaw, Economics and Social SciencesContested Governance
Leipzig UniversityLaw, Economics and Social SciencesDevelopment for Knowledge Transfer

Host Institutions

A list of the host institutions who are currently participating in the programme in the different regions (Subsaharan Africa, Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia and in the Middle East) can be found here: List of host institutions 2021 [pdf-file]

Please note the list of currently open calls for applications in the regions of Southern Africa as well as West and Central Africa: List of currently open calls for scholarship applications [pdf-file]

On 14 October, 2021, there will be a DAAD info session where you can find out everything about the scholarship application process and the Master’s and PhD programmes on offer in Subsaharan Africa. Flyer about the info session: Flyer [pdf-file]

Flyer about the scholarship offer: Info Flyer for the In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa [pdf-file]

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should use the link below. 

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Deadline: Varies from Countries

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