Fully Funded DAAD In-Country/ In-Region 2024/2025 Postgraduate Scholarship Programmes for Western Africans.

The In-Country/In-Region Programme for  Sub-Saharan Africa aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.


  • The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
  • Funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – generally, up to two years for Masters and up to three years for the PhD degree programmes.



  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

  • Travel allowance
  • Health insurance

(Post)graduate programmes in West and Central Africa for which DAAD scholarships are offered:

CountryInstitutionDegreeProgrammeStart of Study (2024)
BeninUniversity of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)MasterStatistics, Major BiostatisticsSeptember
PhDAgronomic Sciences, Major BiometrySeptember
CameroonUniversity of DschangPhDParasitologyNovember
GhanaUniversity of Ghana – The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)MasterSeed Science and TechnologyOctober
University of Ghana – The West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCIBIP)MasterMolecular Cell Biology of Infectious DiseasesOctober
University of Ghana – Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER)PhDDevelopment StudiesOctober
NigeriaFederal University of TechnologyMasterMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringOctober
PhDMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringOctober
Benue State UniversityMasterFood ChemistryOctober
PhDFood ChemistryOctober

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Application Deadline: November 23rd, 2023.

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