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  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    Leadership for Africa - Scholarship Programme for Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda

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    The "Leadership for Africa"scholarship programme with funding from the German Foreign Office supports master's degrees at German universities, with the exception of the subjects of human, veterinary and dental medicine and public health, as well as law, art, music and architecture.

    Target Groups:

    1) Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.

    Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

    - Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before 18.04.2022

    - Country of asylum has to be either Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda

    - Completed Bachelor’s degree at least at the time of arrival in Germany

    2) Highly qualified graduates from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda.

    Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

    - Citizenship of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda

    - Country of residence is Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda at the time of application

    - Completed Bachelor’s degree at least at the time of arrival in Germany

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  • Details at a glance

    Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary, Arts and humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, Information and Communication Technologies, Law, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Social Sciences, Journalism and Information
    Until 30/06/2022
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate
    Language of Instruction
    English, German
    Language Proficiency Level
    Not applicable
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    The language of instruction in study programmes in Germany is usually German, or in international programmes English or German and English. To be admitted to a programme, one is therefore usually required to submit an appropriate language certificate.
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      One-time opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Language training
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Health insurance
      Travel costs to the third country
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      International Student Visa
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
      Immediate family have the opportunity to accompany the scholarship holder (not immediately but once settled in)
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency
    • How to apply?

      The application is to be sent EXCLUSIVELY through the DAAD portal:

    • Application fee
      No direct charges, but the academic institution may charge separate application fees
    • Application period
      Specific date (one-time opportunity)
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Disclaimer

    The content presented on this site has originated from the third party providers. UNHCR is not responsible for the application process or oversight of the opportunities presented here. Questions on a particular opportunity should be directed to the relevant provider.

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