Funding Opportunities For 2023
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Here you can find information on various kinds of funding opportunities for foreign students, graduates and postdocs by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -the world largest scholarship provider - as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations:
A. Students and Graduates
University Summer Courses in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates
Application deadline: 1 December each year
Study trips for groups of Foreign Students to Germany (info available only in German language)
Application deadline: 1 February each year for trips from 1. June, 1 May each year for trips from 1.September and 1 November each year for trips from 1. March.
Internships for Foreign Students of Natural and Engineering Sciences as well as Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)
DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative) undergraduate degree scholarship programme for qualified refugee students in their country of asylum
Leadership for Africa (LfA) programme for bachelor’s degree holders who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Germany. The scholarship is open to applicants from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Application deadline: Please keep checking the DAAD Kenya page, https://www.daad.or.ke/en/, as well as their social media pages. They'll publicize this info once a new call is announced.
Master’s Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi
Application deadline: Please keep checking the DAAD Kenya website, https://www.daad-kenya.org/en/as well as their social media pages. They'll publicize this information once a new call is announced.
Study scholarships – Postgraduate studies in the field of Architecture
Application deadline: 30 September 2022
Study scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Fields of Visual Arts, Design, Visual Communication and Film
Application deadline: 30 November 2022
Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Performing Arts
Application deadline: 2 November 2022
Study Scholarships – Postgraduate studies in the Field of Music
Application deadline: 29 September 2022
Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)
The application period for all eight higher education institutions under this programme is from 1 June until 31 July 2022. Please see the call for applications for this programme for more information.
C. PhD, Post-Docs and Junior Scientists
Research grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates
Application deadline: 31 October 2022
Research grants – short-term grant
Application deadline: 15 October 2022 for research stays from April the following year and 1 April 2022 for research stays from August
Research grants – PhD in Germany
Application deadline: 1 April, and 15 October 2022
Research grants – Bi-national supervised PhD / Cotutelle
Application deadline: 31 October 2022
German Colonial Rule. Scholarship Programme for Cooperative Research
Application deadline: 31 August 2022
Doctoral scholarships by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
D. Professors and Researchers
Bilateral exchange of Academics
Application deadline: anytime, but not less than 3 months before the start of the intended research stay.
Research stays for University Academics and Scientists
Application deadline: 15 October 2022 for research stays from April 2023 and 1 April 2022 for research stays from August 2022.
Re-invitations for former Postgraduate Course Scholarship Holders
F. In-Country / In-Region Programme
Master or PhD Scholarships at different universities and research institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Erasmus+ Programme. Click here to view a guide with more information on this programme.
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) in Germany
DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme
International Couching Courses (ITK) by Leipzig University for postgraduate coaches and physical education teachers from developing countries
International German Athletics Association (DLV) Track & Field Coaching Course 2022