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DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarship 2025 to Study in Germany (Masters degree)

DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarship 2025

Applications are now open for DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarship.


The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda at higher education institutions in Germany.


“Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, fine arts and architecture.

 

What is funded by DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarship :


The scholarship includes:

  1. German language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies

  2. Tuition-free M.A. or M.Sc. degree programme at a public or state-recognized university in Germany starting in winter term 2025 (September/October 2025)

  3. Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!


Duration of the funding


Generally, selected candidates will start their German language course in April 2025 and take up their studies at a German institution of higher education by approx. October 1st, 2025. The duration of funding is determined by the standard period of study of the chosen programme. In general, eligible master’s programmes require two years of full-time study.

 

Financial Aid:


  • German language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme, including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH test), pocket money and accommodation (only during the language course).

  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 934 EURO

  • Adequate health, accident and private/personal liability insurance in Germany

  • Travel allowance

  • Yearly study allowance

  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!

  • If applicable, monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for accompanying family members (spouse and/or children)

 

Eligibility Criteria:


The programme targets two 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 2nd of April, 2023

  • Country of asylum must be either Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application


2) Highly qualified graduates from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master's studies in Germany.

Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:


  • Citizenship of either Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda

  • Country of residence is Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

 

Application procedure and deadline:


The deadline for application is 4 June 2024


To submit your application and read further info, visit the official website below:


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