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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association of more than 230 German universities and over 120 student bodies.




Centre of Excellence

in Educational Research and Management (including didactics)

Until now, there has been insufficient data assessment and analysis in the education sector in African countries. At the same time, both the management of a university and university systems are based on data reliability. Furthermore, proof of the effects of investment in the university sector is based on reliable data surveys.

Consequently, the centre to be developed shall promote the expansion of research, provide qualifications for scientific talent and improve the management capacities and didactic abilities of the university staff.

Applications can be submitted by one or more German universities or their faculties (consortia) or institutes, together with one or more African partner institute(s). The volume of funding starts with up to €100,000 in the first year of establishment, up to €200,000 in the second and up to €350,000 in the following years.

Project applications can be submitted until 30 April 2014 (if done after successful completion of preparatory measures).

For more info, contact Sylvia Vogt at fachzentrenafrika@daad.de

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Master in Finance (MSc) program at the University of Ulm, Germany


The program is taught in English, and prior knowledge in Finance is not needed. Ulm University is small but a stronghold in finance. In a recent ranking of finance departments in German-speaking countries, Ulm came out 2nd in terms of research output. The faculty’s expertise in state-of-the-art techniques gives you a competitive edge in the job market. Teaching is quantitative and practical at the same time. In the faculty’s trading room, for example, you can gain experience using the Bloomberg information system.

There is no tuition thanks to government support. And the city of Ulm is beautiful, lively and safe. More Information






Go to Germany with a Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES)

of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation aims to significantly expand its activities in Africa. If you are a qualified researcher interested in cross-border knowledge sharing, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation gives you the opportunity to carry out a research project that is relevant to development.

Postdoctoral and experienced researchers of all disciplines are eligible to apply at any time (no deadlines). You can spend from six months to two years at a research institution in Germany, cooperating with an academic host of your choice.

With the fellowship, you will receive up to 3,150 EUR per month plus benefits such as comprehensive family allowances, German lessons, a lump sum for travel expenses and a pension plan subsidy. You will become a member of the renowned Humboldt Foundation's worldwide network of excellence and benefit from the tailored alumni sponsorship opportunities for a life time.

For more information please visit www.humboldt-foundation.de/georgforster or post your questions to info@avh.de.

You may also contact the Ambassador Scientists of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

in Ethiopia (Prof. Dr. Tsige Gebre-Mariam, tsigegm@yahoo.com)

or Kenya (Prof. Dr. Hamadi Boga, bogahamadi@gmail.com)

for further advice

Important notice: Online appointments for visa applications at German Embassy Nairobi

Citizens of Kenya who wish to apply for a visa to Germany, MUST book an online appointment well in advance to submit their visa application before coming to the embassy personally.

Those online appointments can be made through the embassy's website


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