DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - Inter-University Partnerships

Formal agreements reached between a German and overseas higher education institution. Provide long-term exchange and cooperation measures, and enable PhD scholarships to be provided. In 2008, there were 530 partnership and university programmes in Sub-Sahara Africa, of which 187 in the focus countries; Ghana, 48; Kenya, 22; Mozambique, 1; Tanzania, 47 and Uganda, 69.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - Centres of Excellence for Teaching and Research to Train Future Leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative

Aims to raise the quality and relevance of education in selected fields at African universities, with a particular emphasis on research capacity and networking between and among African and German universities. A range of DAAD ‘instruments’ may be employed including exchange of staff, Master’s/PhD scholarships, summer schools, curriculum workshops etc. There are 5 centres – two in Accra, one in Kinshasa, one in Dar es Salaam, one in Windhoek, two in Cape Town. One such project is the Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies and Health Research at the University of Ghana, Legon under which a joint PhD programme is being run between ISSER and Bonn. Others include the Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (Dar es Salaam and Bayreuth – 5 PhD awards in 2009), the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (Polytechnic of Namibia and Bayreuth) and the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Law (Universities of the Western Cape, Bochum and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Centres receive up to €500, 000 per year.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - In-Country Scholarships / In-Region Scholarships

Supports the development of young staff members and particularly qualified students in development fields by undertaking study in their own country or within the region. The programme targets African students in order to pursue 2 –year Master’s or 3-year PhD degree courses. The scholarship is initially for 1 year, but has the possibility of being extended for a further 12-24 months. Tenable at a number of institutions within the region. This includes selected universities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and a number of networks. The programme supports approx. 800 African students per year. In 2009, 60 awards were granted in South Africa and up to 100 awards are being offered in South Africa for 2011. In 2008, 27 awards were granted in Uganda.

DAAD-NAPRECA 3rd Country Fellowship Program

This fellowship began some 20 years ago, and offer support for postgraduate study in the broad area of natural products (chemical sciences and some areas of life sciences). Under this scheme a candidate from one African country can study in another African university. This program offers 5 scholarships per year. The scholarship is initially for 1 year, but has the possibility of being extended for a further 12-24 months. The NAPRECA office in the University of Nairobi invites applications yearly.

ANSTI –DAAD Postgraduate Fellowships

DAAD cooperates with ANSTI by offering a number of in-region scholarships for Masters and PhD degrees. The deadline for application is the 31st May 2012. Participants in the program must be from ANSTI member institutions and may not exceed the age limit of 36 years by date of nomination. Applicants may not apply for studies in their home countries. 
Fellowships, which cover fees, subsistence and international travel, are awarded to staff of ANSTI member institutions for postgraduate studies (MSc. or PhD) at African universities for staff development.
 Fellowships are awarded to sub-Saharan African nationals for studies outside the applicants' home countries. The initial award of the fellowships covers one year. Extension is possible up to two years for Masters courses or more for PhD studies upon successful completion of previous year.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - Conflict Studies and Management Programme

Funded by DAAD and hosted at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt. Aimed at Master’s students, doctoral students and senior researchers (2 years research experience) with an interest in conflict management in research and practise. Fellows will have a teaching commitment at the Brandt School of generally 2 hours per week. The programme funds scholarships for 2-year Master’s and 3-year PhD degree courses. Scholarships and fellowships are initially awarded for a maximum of 1 year, but has the possibility of being extended for a further 12-24 months.