DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine 2022/2023
When is Application Deadline?
4th July 2022
Tell Me About DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine:
The DAAD has launched a special programme for Sub-Saharan African students whose studies are interrupted due to the war against Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in their home country or region.
The Scholarship programme for Master students from Sub-Saharan Africa fleeing the war against Ukraine is a subprogramme of the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship programme. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and managed by the German Academic Exchange Service.
The goal of the programme is to provide Master scholarships to students who are nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country and whose Master studies are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine. Scholarship holders are given the opportunity to continue their academic career at a higher education institution in their home country or within their home region (in Sub-Saharan-Africa).
Which Fields are Eligible?
The Scholarship Programme supports full-time higher education Master’s studies leading to a degree. Students may:
- either continue their Master studies in the original study field started in Ukraine, or
- if the original study field is not available, then in the Master programme that is the closest match for the original, or
- continue their studies in another Master’s programme of which they fulfil the admission requirements based on previous, recognized studies.
Medical programmes that generally last longer than 2 years are not eligible. Whereas, medical related fields such as public health or nursery programmes that provide a distinction between master’s and bachelor’s degrees are eligible to be chosen within this scholarship programme.
What Type of Scholarship is this?
Who can apply for DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine?
Applicants must be students who:
- started their Master studies in Ukraine, hence had a student status at a recognized Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war;
- are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country;
- have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s degree) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Lower Division or equivalent, if applicable);
- clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
- have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
- have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application.
Which countries are eligible?
Sub-Saharan African countries
Where will award be taken?
How Many Scholarships will be Given?
What is the Benefit of DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine?
The scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship holder’s banking account. It includes the following payments:
|Tuition Fees||depending on the host university||as charged by the hosting university (maximum 2,500 EUR for each year within the regular period of study)|
|Study and Research Allowance||annually||460.00 EUR|
|Printing Allowance||once towards the end of scholarship||400.00 EUR|
|Monthly Scholarship (accommodation, food etc.)||monthly||depending on the country|
|Travel Allowance (for those who are still in Europa or wish to study outside their home country)||once at the beginning (and if necessary, once at the end)||the flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award|
How Long will the Program Last?
- Funding is provided for the usual duration of a Master’s programme – generally, up to two years – starting in September 2022.
- Please note that the maximum duration of the scholarship is based on the time that is left until the scholarship holder has reached the regular period of studies in that programme; i.e., if you apply for a scholarship starting in the second year of studies of a two-year programme, the maximum duration of the scholarship will be one year.
- Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
How to Apply for DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine?
The applications will be reviewed by the DAAD. Incomplete applications will be denied for formal reasons and are not being included in the review process.
Applications must be submitted via the DAAD portal.
Applications submitted through other channels or to other authorities will not be considered. The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET or CEST) on 4 July 2022.
Please, visit the official website here to apply.
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