In the light of the increasing demand for qualified lecturers in sub-Saharan Africa the programme aims to the training of young African graduates of German Studies to qualify for a career as teachers of German and preparing them for an academic career as well.

Next application estimated for spring 2020 for the Masters Programme in German Studies starting in autumn 2020

Who can apply?

Graduates with Bachelor degree in German or German as a Foreign Language (DaF), at least Upper Second Class Honours,
at least B2 proficiency level in German or its equivalent

What can be funded?

Participation at the two-year Masters Programme in German Studies at the University of Nairobi incl. a research stay beginning of the second year at one of the German partner Universities (TU Dresden, U Bielefeld, U Bayreuth, U Paderborn or U Oldenburg)

Duration of the funding

24 months altogether, beginning 1st October 2018.
In the first instance an award of 12 months is granted, a renewal of another 12 months can be applied for at a later date.

Value

  • Monthly stipend of 240 Euros (for Kenyans) or
  • Monthly stipend of 380 Euros (for Non-Kenyans)
  • University fees
  • Research Allowance, yearly
  • Insurance (only for Non-Kenyans)
  • Travel allowance (only for Non-Kenyans

Selection

Only students who are admitted to the Masters programme (with a „Letter of Offer“ oft he University) may apply for a DAAD-scholarship. An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists review applications. After a preselection the best candidates will be invited for an interview by DAAD Office Nairobi (if applicable via video or telephone conference) for final selection.
Criteria for selection are academic achievements, proficiency in German and a convincing explanation of professional and personal reasons for choosing this study programme.

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