The general aim of the programme is to obtain a PhD degree in Germany.

Who can apply?

Highly qualified Ghanaian doctoral candidates who are member of staff at a Ghanaian institution of higher learning

What can be funded?

PhD degree

Duration of the funding

max. 45 months


  • preparatory German language course of 6 months
  • monthly scholarship instalment
  • adequate travel lump sum
  • annual study and research allowance
  • full health, personal liability and accident insurance cover
  • further individual allowances on application


  • bi-nation selection panel
  • personal interviews in Accra, Ghana
  • selection criteria are, amongst others, a strong and well-planned research proposal, coordinated with the German inviting professor, and previous academic performance

Further information

The binding call for applications is published through the Ghanaian Scholarships Secretariat:

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