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The deadline for the online application procedure is October 31 throughout the East Africa region.

Among the main requirements is a well developed research proposal (between 10 to 15 pages). In addition, the applicant needs to find a supervisor in Germany or get admission into a structured PhD programme.

For further information, check this link on our website, visit us during our visiting hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 12 noon, or contact the programme officer via email

We are looking forward to promising applications!

NEW! NEW! NEW! - Call For Applications

20 PhD scholarships in Germany available for academic staff members of public and private universities in Rwanda

The Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are proud to announce a co-financed Rwandan-German Postgraduate Training Program. The objective of the program is to award joint scholarships for training of scientific personnel of Rwandan universities in doctoral programs in Germany.

The scholarships are open to Rwandan nationals who are teaching staff members in public and private universities in Rwanda. The offer contains a full scholarship for a 3-year PhD (program) at a German university. Part of the scholarship is a 4-6 months German language course. The scholarships are open to all fields of study, however the following priority fields are encouraged: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Health, Engineering, Infrastructure, Information and Communication Technology ICT; and Education.

The key application document is a scientifically sound research proposal (10-15 pages). Other documents to be submitted are:

  • Application form (provided by MINEDUC)
  • CV in Europass format (
  • Copies of Master and Bachelor certificates including all transcripts, whereby the master’s degree has to be equivalent to a B+ grade or above (or equivalent); no more than six years should have elapsed since obtaining the master or an equivalent when applying
  • TOEFL test (not less than 87 points) or IELTS (not less than 6.5 points);
  • 1-page abstract of the research proposal including a detailed timetable for the 3-year scholarship period
  • Confirmation of supervision by a German professor OR an admission letter to a PhD programme
  • Two academic reference letters from university professors (forms provided by MINEDUC)
  • Confirmation of funding for field work in home country

Selection will be done by an independent committee of German and Rwandan professors and will be strictly based on the quality of the applications.

For research contacts in Germany, please use the following search machines:

The deadline for the submission of applications is October 31, 2016

Direct your submission to:
MINEDUC- Rwanda Education Board,
Stadium Road, Remera,
P.O. BOX 3817, Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +250-255121482,

Contact Person:
Theoneste Gasangwa 
Tel: +250-788424250, +250-78914804

Only complete applications will be considered.

Call for applications: Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa 

As part of the “In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme”, in which more than 50 African universities and university networks participate and which annually supports almost 1.000 African postgraduates, DAAD in close collaboration with the GIZ assisted programme “Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” is able to offer additional scholarships for the following postgraduate study programmes:

Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST):

  • Master in Integrated Land Management
  • Master in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)
  • PhD in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)


  • must be preselected by the respective university according to DAAD selection criteria.
  • must have completed their last degree (at least a second class lower division) not more than six years ago at the time of application.
  • must be nationals of an African country.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Applicants will be required to follow the regular application process for their studies at the respective university, which will screen and short-list applications, then send short-listed applications to DAAD Bonn for final approval.

The complete documents (see below) should be submitted to DAAD by the applicants via the DAAD-Portal not later than 16th September 2016 (NUST).

The universities will make the link to the DAAD-Portal available to the applicants.

Documents to be submitted

  • DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Curriculum vitae (please use the europass specimen form at, including list of publications (if applicable)
  • Recommendation letter by senior lecturer or professor
  • Letter of motivation (Master applicants only)
  • Research proposal (PhD applicants only)
  • Confirmation of supervisor (PhD applicants only)
  • Certified university degree certificates including transcripts.

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