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DAAD In-Region PhD Scholarship Programme 2020 at AIMS South Africa is now open

Applications are now open for the DAAD In-Region PhD Scholarship Programme 2020 at AIMS South Africa. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany. They promote international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries. They do this through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

As part of the “In-Region Scholarship Progamme” DAAD offers scholarships for PhD studies.The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development funds the programme. Also, this programme is targets university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.


Applicants must

  • have successfully completed generally a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper forth of class)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African Country, excluding South Africa
  • and finally, should generally be
    a) staff member of a public university,
    b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
    c) from the public sector

DAAD encourages female applicants and candidates from less-priviledged regions or groups to participate in the programme.

Also, DAAD initially granted PhD scholarships for one year and can extend it upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.


Closing date 8 November 2019

Please click here for more information supplied by DAAD about the programme.  Finally, It is important that you take careful note of all the instructions regarding forms that need to be completed and supplied.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Also, for related queries, please email

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD In-Region PhD Scholarship Programme at AIMS South Africa

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