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PhD Scholarships to Germany: Don't miss the application deadline of October 1!

We are glad to announce that DAAD is offering up to seven (7) Research Grants, open to young Kenyan academics and scientists, for the academic year 2016/17 in to pursue a PhD in Germany. 

In addition, together with the Government of Kenya, DAAD hopes to offer up to 20 scholarships to staff of public and private universities and public research institutes to pursue a PhD in Germany.

The scholarships are open to all fields of research. No age limit!

The Master’s degree must not be older than 6 years at the time of the application.

Application deadline: 1st October, 2015

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, visit us during our visiting hours Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 12 noon, check our website 


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Award for young scholars 2015 goes to....Kenya!

DAAD awards Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Award for young scholars in German Studies to Kenyan academic Dr. James Meja Ikobwa for his achievements and contribution to the German language and German studies in Kenya.

Our warmest congratulations!

Dr. Ikobwa is a lecturer at the German Studies section of the University of Nairobi. In his PhD thesis, he investigated "Memory and genozide in the contemporary historic Africa novel", a study that carries a high significance for the cultural exchange between Africa and Europe. He is also engaged in the networking activities of specialists in German studies beyond the Africa region.

The award comes with a research stay in Germany.

Photo credit: Goethe-Institut Nairobi 

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