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The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program aims to promote strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in sub-Saharan Africa that are capable of contributing to sustainable development by supporting the postgraduate training of future professionals and managerial staff in developing countries, in particular university teachers. The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

To this end, Master’s and PhD scholarships are offered for selected courses of study in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Currently, scholarships are offered in the following subject areas: 

Environmental or Public Health in Malawi or Ghana; Agronomic and Mathematical Sciences and Water and Environmental Engineering in Benin and Burkina Faso, and Population Studies and Seed Sciences in Ghana. 

Our partners include, among others, the renowned West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) in Ghana, 2iE – International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso, the University of Ibadan, the University of Ghana etc.

Please find further information on the different (post)graduate programmes here.

All partners and programmes for which scholarships are offered are listed on the programme page or the scholarship database:

Programme page – ICIR – In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program

The scholarship consists of a monthly scholarship rate, annual allowances for research and study costs, health insurance and travel allowances (if applicable). DAAD also covers the tuition fees:

Scholarship Database – DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

The info session will provide detailed information about the DAAD, the programme and the application and selection processes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get in touch directly with the coordinators of the Master’s and PhD programmes during smaller breakout sessions.

The programmes will be presented in parallel breakout sessions. Please register for one breakout session during the registration process. Only in exceptional cases you should register for another breakout session. All presentations and contacts of the university partners will be made available afterwards.