The special scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA), funded by the German Foreign Office, aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young African refugees and national scholars from selected countries as Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan at higher education institutions in Germany.
In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) intends to contribute to the education of a future elite of leaders, who will be essential for the reconstruction and further development of their home countries.
Leadership for Africa offers 55 scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, the arts and architecture. Public health is open for application in the field of medical studies.
German Federal Foreign Office (FFO) is supporting the programme with around 2.5 million euros per year.
Applications can be submitted until 16 October, 2020. Start of the scholarship is the German winter term 2021/22.
For more information, please see the info sheets below or visit the DAAD website.
The programme is aimed at professionals:
Please note that different application deadlines apply (see info sheets below).
EPOS 2020/2021 Information