NEW: DAAD Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa 2022

Application is ongoing for the new DAAD Master scholarships (DAAD Scholarships) for Master students from Sub-Saharan Africa fleeing the war in Ukraine 2022/2023.

About DAAD Scholarships

DAAD is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) as of 2003 according to wiki.

About the Award

When is Application Deadline?

4th July 2022

Tell Me About DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine:

The DAAD has launched a special programme for Sub-Saharan African students whose studies are interrupted due to the war against Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in their home country or region.

The Scholarship programme for Master students from Sub-Saharan Africa fleeing the war against Ukraine is a subprogramme of the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship programme. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and  Development and managed by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Programme Objectives

The goal of the programme is to provide Master scholarships to students who are nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country and whose Master studies are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine. Scholarship holders are given the opportunity to continue their academic career at a higher education institution in their home country or within their home region (in Sub-Saharan-Africa).

Which Fields are Eligible?

The Scholarship Programme supports full-time higher education Master’s studies leading to a degree. Students may:

  1. either continue their Master studies in the original study field started in Ukraine, or
  2. if the original study field is not available, then in the Master programme that is the closest match for the original, or
  3. continue their studies in another Master’s programme of which they fulfil the admission requirements based on previous, recognised studies.

Medical programmes that generally last longer than 2 years are not eligible. Whereas medical related fields such as public health or nursery programmes that provide a distinction between master’s and bachelor’s degrees are eligible to be chosen within this scholarship programme.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply for DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine?

Applicants must be students who:

  • started their Master studies in Ukraine, hence had a student status at a recognised Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war;
  • are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country;
  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s  degree) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Lower Division or equivalent, if  applicable);
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time  of application.

Which Countries are Eligible?

sub-Saharan African countries

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine?

The scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship holder’s banking account. It includes the following payments:

Item Payment Amount
Tuition Fees depending on the host university as charged by the hosting university (maximum 2,500 EUR  for each year within the regular period of study)
Study and Research Allowance annually 460.00 EUR
Printing Allowance once towards the end of scholarship 400.00 EUR
Monthly Scholarship (accommodation, food etc.) monthly depending on the country
Travel Allowance (for those who are still in Europa or wish to study outside their home country) once at the beginning (and if necessary, once at the end) the flat rate travel  allowance will be  specified in the letter of award

How Long will Program Last?

  • Funding is provided for the usual duration of a Master’s programme – generally, up to two  years – starting in September 2022.
  • Please note that the maximum duration of the scholarship is based on the time that is left until the scholarship holder has reached the regular period of studies in that programme; i.e., if  you apply for a scholarship starting in the second year of studies of a two-year programme, the  maximum duration of the scholarship will be one year.
  • Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the  regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.

How to Apply for DAAD Master Scholarships for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the War in Ukraine?

The applications will be reviewed by the DAAD. Incomplete applications will be denied for formal reasons and are not being included in the review process.

Applications must be submitted via the DAAD portal.

Applications submitted through other channels or to other authorities will not be considered. The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET or CEST) on 4 July 2022.


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