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APPLY Now – DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program 2022

The DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship program supports the training of future professionals and managerial staff in developing countries, in particular university teachers. Support is available for postgraduate programs and for doctorates.

The In-Country/In-Region programme in developing countries aims to contribute to train highly qualified professionals and managerial staff for sustainable development in the partner countries and for the development of top-quality, cosmopolitan universities. The programme thus offers scholarships to future university teachers from developing countries for postgraduate courses and for doctorates. They study at universities in their home country or at highly qualified institutions in the region, some of which are organised in networks. Check: Griffith University Research Scholarships(Australia) 2022

The partner universities and partner institutions in the respective countries are intermediaries but profit directly from the programme through tuition fees. The regional focus of the programme is sub-Saharan Africa; however, very similar programmes are run in Central America, South America, South and South-East Asia,


The objective of the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship programme is to qualify graduates for taking on positions of responsibility in development-related areas in teaching and research. It also aims to promote the participation of women and disadvantaged groups and to strengthen the organisational, financial, and personnel capacities of the partner institutions.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship

In order to achieve the intended programme objectives even more efficiently, the DAAD targets the needs of developing and newly industrialised countries with its funding instruments and evaluates the impact of its funding programmes. In 2014, the DAAD introduced a comprehensive result-oriented monitoring system in order to further improve the quality and transparency of its work.

The DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports academics with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the regions of Subsaharan Africa, Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Middle East, with a scholarship for a consecutive Master’s degree or a PhD. Scholarships are awarded in the applicants home country/country of residence (in-country scholarships) or in their home region (in-region scholarships).


The Eligibility criteria for this scholarship varies across different countries

Scholarship benefits

The DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship usually includes:

  • tuitions fees
  • monthly scholarship rate
  • study and research allowance
  • printing allowance for the final thesis
  • only for In-Region Scholarship holders: travel allowance and usually funding for health insurance

Further funding options may be available, depending on the location. Scholarship holders will find the additional funding options that are available for them in the brochure “Your DAAD Scholarship” which is sent to the scholarship holder upon admission to the programme.

See also: Tongarewa Scholarships in Victoria University of Wellington 2022

Summer Schools

As an optional additional training, scholarship holders have the opportunity to apply for participation in different Summer Schools in Germany. Currently, six summer schools are offered within the programme.

InstitutionAcademic fieldTitle of the summer school
Heidelberg UniversityHuman medicineEnhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health
HAW HamburgHuman medicineEducation And Research oriented Training in Health Sciences
TH Köln – University of Applied SciencesEngineeringData to Decision: Assessment of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus
Goethe University FrankfurtVeterinary Medicine, Agricultural, Forest and Nutritional Sciences, EcologyEnvironmental and Remote Sensing Data Analysis via Geospatial Technologies in Rese-arch and Teaching
Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) FreiburgLaw, Economics and Social SciencesContested Governance
Leipzig UniversityLaw, Economics and Social SciencesDevelopment for Knowledge Transfer

How to Apply for the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship

In the scholarship database, you will find PDF documents for each individual call for applications. In the PDF documents, you will find the required information regarding the application process. There are different application processes depending on the programme region and the host institutions as well as other partners involved. 

A list of the host institutions who are currently participating in the programme in the different regions (Subsaharan Africa, Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia and in the Middle East) can be found here: List of host institutions 2021 [pdf-file]

Please note the list of currently open calls for applications in the regions of Southern Africa as well as West and Central Africa: List of currently open calls for scholarship applications [pdf-file]

On 14 October, 2021, there will be a DAAD info session where you can find out everything about the scholarship application process and the Master’s and PhD programmes on offer in Subsaharan Africa. Flyer about the info session: Flyer [pdf-file]

Flyer about the scholarship offer: Info Flyer for the In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa [pdf-file]

Application Deadline

The Deadline for the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship was not specified



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