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Addis Ababa

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(next to Embassy of Egypt) 


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Sedest Kilo 

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"Everything began with 13 scholarships." - 90 years of promoting "Change by exchange"

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More than two million students and researchers have studied abroad thanks to the support of the DAAD.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) was established 90 years ago on the initiative of a student from Heidelberg. Since then the DAAD has become the world’s largest funding organisation for academic and scientific exchange. In 2014 alone, 72,862 German academics and 48,254 foreign students received DAAD scholarships to complete study or research visits in Germany and abroad. In addition to providing scholarships, the DAAD has gradually developed into an internationalisation agency for the German higher education sector and a think-thank for academic cooperation.

At the ceremony commemorating the 90th anniversary of the DAAD in Berlin, German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated: “Everything began with 13 scholarships. Ninety years ago, the student Carl Joachim Friedrich laid the foundation for the work of the DAAD, for an extraordinary success story. Since then, the DAAD has supported some two million academics around the world. That is certainly something to be proud of! People who might otherwise never come in contact – let alone form friendships – are able to come together through the DAAD. They have the opportunity to overcome political and cultural divides and become bridge-builders for their countries. Especially in times of crisis when speechlessness prevails, when compromise and dialogue are regarded as weaknesses, we need this form of academic and cultural cooperation more than ever to prevent personal relationships from breaking down. The DAAD plays an integral role in this. My heartfelt congratulations to you on this anniversary!”

Call for Applicants: New Call for short-term academic staff of the Pan African University, Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (incl. Climate Change) (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria

The Pan African University, Institute of Water and Energy Sciences in Tlemcen, Algeria, has launched the fourth call for Applications for more than 30 short-term academic staff positions. The thematic areas of the announced positions are mostly in the fields of Water, Energy and Climate Change. Additionally, there are vacant positions in "Policy Analysis", "African History", "Project Design and Management", "Academic Writing" and "Entre - and Intrepreneurship".

Since 2013 the DAAD has participated, in cooperation with Deustche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the KfW Development Bank, in the constitution of the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (incl. Climate Change) (PAUWES) at the Abou Bekr Belkaid University in Tlemcen, Algeria. The PAUWES Institute is one of the five hubs of the Pan African University (PAU). The DAAD counsels and supports PAUWES with the development of quality assured recruitment and selection procedures of academic staff.

Please find further information and all the requirements here.

Application deadline: July 19th, 2015

Call for Applicants: Master's Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)

DAAD's programme is supporting future leaders who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home country. The programme offers the chance to acquire a Master's degree in Master programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the student's country of origin. Highly qualified graduates holding a first academic degree are being educated in political science, law, economics and administration.

Applicants may choose between eight study courses at eight different German Universities.

Application requirements:

  • DAAD application form
  • Motivation letter containing a precise description of the applicant's academic/ professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme
  • Full CV
  • Copies of acquired University degrees
  • Copies of Transcript of Records
  • Copy of the school leaving certificate
  • recent language certificates (German/English)
  • two letters of recommendation (one by a University professor and/ or current or former employers)

Please find the current announcement and more information here.

Application deadline: 31st July 2015

Announcement: Application training

Do you need more information and help with your application for a DAAD scholarship? Feel free to join our application training.

The main focus will be set on how to write a CV and a motivation letter. Furthermore, you will have the chance to have a look on the application forms.

Please write an e-mail if you would like to participate to: support@daad-ethiopia.org

Here are the upcoming dates:

July 10, 2015: 4.00-5.00 pm at DAAD Information Centre (International Leadership Institue, room 103, Sedist Kilo)

New list of study courses for DAAD's Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) has been published

The new list of study courses in the field of Development-Related Postgraduate Courses for the intake 2016 has been published. Earliest application deadline is 31st August, 2015 (Please note that application for the scholarship and the programme is made directly to the school and done at least 1 year prior to year of commencement of scholarship.)

Courses of Study:

  • Economic Sciences/ Business Administration/ Political Economics
  • Development Cooperation
  • Engineering and Related Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Regional planning
  • Agricultural and Forest Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine/ Public Health
  • Social and Political Sciences and Education
  • Media Studies

Please find more information on the programme and application formalities here.

Information Tour 2015

The DAAD Information Centre Ethiopia visits universities, schools and other educational institutions all over Ethiopia. On site, we provide first-hand information on study and research in Germany as well as on individual and project funding by DAAD. Here is our schedule: 
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