DAAD Information Centre Addis Ababa


Contact Us

Postal Address

DAAD Information Centre

P.O. Box 32539

Addis Ababa

E-Mail & Phone


+251 (0)939 658882 


International Leadership Institute Ili

(next to Embassy of Egypt) 


Room 103

Sidist Kilo 

Consultation Hours

Follow this link.

Daad Bus Colorxxx 

Download our most recent NEWSLETTER, in High Quality Size (2 MB) or Standard Size (1 MB).

Please find here a new guidebook for teachers and students based on Proposal Writing Courses: Proposal Writing for International Research Projects

Announcement: Job Vacancies

The DAAD is a close partner of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education with regard to the Engineering Education Capacity Building Programme (EECBP), which is managed and funded by the Ministry. Within this framework, the DAAD recruits international long-term experts for the EECBP. Currently, the following 6 positions are vacant:

2 Deans at the Dire Dawa Institute of Technology, 1 University Transformation Managing Director at Mekelle University, 1 Managing Director for Internationalisation at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology (Mekelle University), 1 Hospital Manager at the Ayder Referral Hospital (Mekelle University), 1 University-Industry Linkage Advisor at Mekelle University

Please visit http://daad.de/ecbp to access the complete announcements.

Call for Applications: Next Einstein Forum (NEF)

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Fellow’s programme is looking for 15 of Africa’s brightest minds to attend the NEF where they will showcase their work at a high-profile gathering, meet renowned scientists they want to engage with and potential sponsors.

To be selected, a NEF Fellow must:

  • Be 42 years or under as of December 31, 2015
  • Hold a passport from an African country
  • Have advanced studies in STEM or social science fields
  • Have a track record of researches/discoveries that have global impact

Please find the full announcement with further information about NEF, the application requirements and the application process here.

Applications accepted until: November 30, 2014

Announcement: Master's level scholarships - Civil Society Leadership Awards 2015

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded Master's level scholarships funded by the DAAD. These awards support one to two year graduate programmes in Social Sciences at chosen universities.

The fields of study supported under the programme are Economics, Global Political Economy, International and European Law (with a track in Human Rights Law), International Relations, Environmental Governance and Public Policy.

Please check specific programmes available at the universities before you apply for the programme. The list of available courses can be found here.

CSLA is a fully funded scholarship for Master’s level study. For further information click here.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2014

Announcement: DIES-International Dean's Course Africa 2015/2016

Part I: June 22nd to July 3rd, 2015, in Germany; Part II: November 2015, in Ghana or Kenya; Part III: February 8th to 12th, 2015, in Ethiopia

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Section for Joint Higher Education Management Programmes (DIES) - and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (OS UAS), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in cooperation with the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and partner universities in Africa are jointly organising the International Deans’ Course for Africa.

The key objective of the course is to bring together a group of newly elected or designated deans and vice-deans from universities of the African region and to assist in preparing them for the challenges of holding a dean’s position in a changing higher education landscape. Issues such as strategic faculty management, financial management, quality assurance and leadership will be key parts of this course.

Please find the full announcement with further information about the course, application requirements and the application process here.

Applications accepted until December 3, 2014.

Scholarships Programme for Syrian Students Launched

Applications period for special programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office begins

Funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has set up a scholarships programme for refugees from Syria. The call for applications begins on 31 October. In total, one hundred gifted Syrian students are to be given the opportunity of studying in Germany in the coming year. The Federal Foreign Office is to provide €7.8m in funding.

Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier explains: "We cannot allow the Syrian conflict to engender a lost generation. It is particularly young Syrians that will play a crucial role in rebuilding their country and deciding its future as soon as this terrible conflict is over. We want to help give this young generation a future perspective.”

The new "Leadership for Syria” programme set up by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will enable up to 100 students to complete their studies in Germany and participate in a socio-political accompanying programme. In addition, the number of regular DAAD scholarships is to be doubled.

"The programme is specifically geared to young people who have had to interrupt their studies or could not commence them due to the war. A sound education gives them future perspectives and prepares them for the task of helping to shape the Syria of tomorrow”, says DAAD President Prof. Margret Wintermantel.

The new scholarship programme is primarily focused on Master's students, as well as providing places for PhD students and Bachelor's students. This programme is open to students in Syria and refugees from Syria, regardless of the country in which they are currently staying. To enable as many candidates as possible to apply, the DAAD accepts applications submitted online and in its offices in the relevant regions (Amman, Ankara, Istanbul, Erbil, Cairo, and Beirut).

The calls for applications are available as of 31 October 2014 at www.daad.de/syria.

Information Tour 2014

The DAAD Information Centre Addis Ababa 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: 
New dates for Information sessions will be published here!