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Dear Applicant,

Information on application for a Full Grant/ Sandwich PhD Scholarship

We do not accept incomplete or improperly filled applications!!

You must apply ONLINE via the portal www.funding-guide.de before handing in a summary of the application processed by the portal to the respective office.

  • Green DAAD application form.
  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including list of publication, if any
  • Ph.D. proposal (10 – 15 pages; 1,5 spacing, 2,5cm space left, 2cm right)
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal)
  • electronic copy of the proposal in Word format to bengelstorff@daadafrica.org
  • Detailed work plan for 3 years including time schedule covering the whole period of the scholarship
  • Confirmation from a German Professor stating that he/she will supervise the applicant for his/ her Ph.D. thesis (in English) OR an admission/ eligibility letter from a structured PhD course
  • 2 recommendation letters of academic referees (in English)
  • Certificates:
  • Master’s certificate
  • Transcripts for each Year
  • Bachelor’s certificate
  • Transcripts for each Year
  • A/O-level or KCSE certificate               
  • Confirmation of funding for research during field studies

Additional in case of Sandwich Scholarship application:

  • Copy of the letter of registration at local university
  • Copy of the letter of acceptance from a local supervisor
  • Tuition fee waiver from local university (DAAD will not cover tuition fees)


Your application can only be considered for the next calendar year.

Further Information:

Every scholarship holder will attend a language course in Germany prior to studies:

Full grant scheme: 4 - 6 months, starting usually in October or April
Sandwich scheme: 2 - 4 months, starting in June or December


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