DAAD 2020 In-Region Scholarships Programme in South Africa

Application Deadline: May 17th 2019

The DAAD awards funding to Sub-Saharan African students for Master or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country outside their home country. These In-Region scholarships lead to mobility of researchers between Sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at African universities.

DAAD In-Region scholarships are generally awarded for specific fields of study. In South Africa, for instance, other Sub-Saharan African Nationals can obtain a Master degree in human rights law with an In-Region scholarship at the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) based at the University of Pretoria. Likewise, a South African citizen may apply for a In-Region scholarship for a PhD in Development Studies at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) based at the University of Ghana. Some of the In-Region scholarships in certain countries, however, are awarded to citizens of those same countries.

DAAD In-Region scholarship holders are eligible for exciting funding opportunities in addition to the scholarship they have received for their full-time Master or PhD degree in Sub-Saharan Africa. They may choose to apply for DAAD funding for a Short-Term Research Visit of 2 – 6 months to Germany and/or attend one of six summer schools on offer in Germany during their funding period with the DAAD. They are thus able to gain experience and network in African countries as well as in Germany.

In-Region Scholarships in South Africa

The centres or departments at the South African universities below have DAAD In-Region scholarships available for postgraduate study. The scholarships at the centres below are generally only open to other Sub-Saharan African Nationals. South Africans may apply for the DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship for postgraduate studies in South Africa.

Calls are now open for In-Region Scholarships in South Africa! Below the calls may be downloaded as PDF documents.

Download: 17 May 2019 | AIMS, Mathematics (pdf, 537.68 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | APFP, Paediatrics (pdf, 594.05 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | CHR, Human rights (pdf, 536.92 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | Rhodes, Microbiology (pdf, 536.49 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | Stellenbosch, Economics and Management (pdf, 537.42 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | UNISA, Nanoscience (pdf, 538.87 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | UP, Agriculture (pdf, 536.85 KB)

In-Region Scholarships in Southern Africa

Calls are now open for In-Region Scholarships in Malawi, Mauritius and Namibia! Below the calls may be downloaded as PDF documents. 

All Sub-Saharan African Nationals may apply for these scholarships, including South Africans.

Download: 17 May 2019 | LUANAR, Agriculture (pdf, 538.12 KB)

Download: 17 May 2019 | NUST, Computer Science (pdf, 538.04 KB)

Download: 21 June 2019 | Mauritius, Computer Science (pdf, 539.71 KB)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020 In-Region Scholarships Programme


  1. Am a student at Makerere University Kampala Uganda, pursuing a bachelor in biomedical laboratory technology,am requesting for a scholarship to complete my bachelor. Am the only hope of my single mother in the village who is mentally disturbed. I will be glad if my request is put into consideration

  2. Like it, can a finalist of a bachelors degree in biomédical laboratory technology of makerere university apply finalising this may


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