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Boost your international career in Germany with the Esslingen MBA

Alumna Dr. Grace Ng-Krülle, MBA 1999, now a Research Fellow at Solution Forest in Australia wrote:

 "The Esslingen MBA is a melting pot of culture, a platform for brainstorming ideas and for building relationships that cut across conventional borders."

 Esslingen: one of the first MBA programs in Germany providing top-notch business education.

 The Esslingen MBA allows students to study in one of the most industrial regions in Europe. All master's classes are taught in English by highly qualified professors or professionally qualified instructors with rich business experience. Our MBA is well connected to, and well supported by, corporations such as Bosch, Daimler and Festo. Small class sizes of 25 provide students with an optimal learning environment. An internationally diverse MBA class is one of our strongest assets.

 It is also one of our greatest teaching tools that we integrate the varied individual perspectives of participants, the educational approach and curriculum. A close relationship to the industry enables students to learn theory and gain state-of-the-art knowledge, both inside and out of the classroom.

 Hands-on learning activities, such as company visits and real examples are carried out under close guidance; students have the opportunity to study German and to explore the German mentality and culture by participating in excursions, cultural lectures and social events. Our programs are strongly sponsored by the German government.

 Students receive an MBA valued at over 30,000 for less than 5,000!

 Graduate School, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
Flandernstrasse 101, 73732 Esslingen, Germany


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 (incl. Climate Change) (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria, has launched the fifth Call for Applications for short-term academic staff. The thematic areas of the announced positions are mostly in the fields of Water, Energy, Climate Change and Policy. Closing date for application is 31 January 2016. The detailed job descriptions, as well as information about the application process can be found here: http://pauwes.univ-tlemcen.dz/fifth-call-short-term-academic-staff/ 

We would be pleased if you could spread this call amongst your network. Thank you!

Since 2013 the DAAD is participating, in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für 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 Belkaïd University in Tlemcen, Algeria. The PAUWES-institute is one of the five hubs of the PAU.

PAU has been founded by the African Union (AU) with the aim to revitalize African higher education and research towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa. The PAUWES institute offers four degree programmes: two Masters of Science in Water engineering and Policy and two Master of Science in Energy engineering and Policy. The four of them are full time two-year master’s programmes. The language of instruction is English. At a later point, doctoral programmes will be provided as well.

Federal Ministry of
Education and Research
Announcement within the framework of the Federal Government's Strategy for the

Internationalization of Science and Research

Partnerships for sustainable solutions with Sub-Saharan Africa:
Regulations for funding measures for research and integrated postgraduate training
and continuing training
The aim of this funding measure is to support collaborations between German universities,
non-university research institutions and companies and African partners which contribute to
the implementation of the BMBF's Africa Strategy. The focus is on projects which suitably
combine joint work on a research topic and its practical application with measures for joint
postgraduate training and continuing training in an integrated approach. Application deadline is 01.03.2016.
Please click here for the full announcement.

DW Traineeship
International Journalism Training Program

Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster ,is looking for English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German and German native speakers with excellent English skills who would be comfortable reporting in English. In addition, we are seeking native speakers of other DW broadcast languages with an excellent
working knowledge of English.

To apply, you will need to have completed a university or college degree prior to the start of the traineeship. We will also accept applications from candidates who can provide proof of having completed an apprenticeship or have graduated from a journalism school and have practical experience as journalists
This is a trimedia traineeship so it is certainly an advantage if you have experience working in online, radio and television.you can access the full announcement at

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme

Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany.

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months.

Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes. TWAS will cover health insurance and travel expenses, while DFG will provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Deadline: 31 March each year. Successful applicants will be informed three months after the deadline.


  • Applicants must hold a PhD and must have obtained it not earlier than 2011;
  • Applicants must be nationals of a sub-Saharan African country, including South Africa, and hold a research position in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applicants already on site in Germany are not eligible.
  • Successful applicants can only reapply once for another cooperation visit.
  • Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
  • All academic fields will be considered.

For the full announcement use:


The following two scholarship programmes are awarded by the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology for the Summer Term 2016.

For the Summer Term 2016, the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology is offering:

- two Visiting Fellowships for international doctoral researchers whose dissertation has a historical, sociological, social-anthropological or political science focus:


-  up to six Start-up scholarships to international MA graduates who would like to pursue a doctoral degree in history, sociology, anthropology, or political science.  Recipients receive the opportunity to prepare a convincing proposal for a dissertation project:


For more information, you may contact

 Dr. Miriam Kanne| Academic Coordination (Academic Affairs & Recruitment)

Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS)
Bielefeld University | P.O. Box 10 01 31 | 33501 Bielefeld | Germany
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays or by arrangement
Room: X-B2-243| Phone: +49 (0)521 106 6526 

Proposal Writing for Research Grants

ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants is part of the DIES (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). 

The aim of  ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants  is to enable researchers and younger PhD holders (up to 40 years of age) from countries in the Global South (mainly Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia) to develop proposal writing skills according to international standards and to design, write and budget a promising proposal for national and international research funding.

The courses are organized and conducted by the International Office of the University of Cologne in close cooperation with ProWiss (Consulting Services for Researchers) and partner institutions in the regions.

Participant Profile:

Highly motivated researchers and phD holders that are at the beginning or middle stages of their research career. Applicants from all disciplines (except for clinical medicine), who are planning on initiating a research project and wish to develop a promising research proposal to be sent to national or international funding agencies are welcome to apply. 

EU citizens are not eligible for the program. 

Geographic Scope: Applicants to each course are expected to be from the host country and neighboring region, a more detailed list for all 2015 courses can be found under Course Offerings.

Number of participants:

Each course shall have a maximum number of 30 participants.

Application Period:

Egypt Course: August 17th-October 9th 2015 (English) 

Kenya Course: September 14th- November 6th 2015 (English) 

Indonesia Course: October 19th - December 11th 2015 (English) 

Colombia Course: November 23rd 2015 - January 15th 2016 (Spanish)

You can access the program description for the training in Nairobi here .

For detailed information please click here

Language and Short Courses in Germany 2016

Please note that  applications to the International Summer courses and Intensive German Language courses will be accepted online from 17. September through 01. Dezember 2015. 381 Programmes are available for your chosen criteria. Selection results will be communicated to applicants until the end of January 2016.


For a list of German Courses click here.

Clarifications for Frequently Asked Questions are available here.

For inquiries please contact Mr. Khaskeia ( Tel: +49 228 882 266; laender-hsk@daad.de

Call for Applicants: 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany

DAAD offers approx. 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany for former DAAD In-Region/In-Country scholarship holders from Sub-Saharan countries.

Applicants have to:

  • be alumni of the DAAD with the "In-Region/In-country Scholarship Programme"
  • have completed their PhD degree less than six years ago
  • hold an academic position at a university or research institution in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • submit an invitation form from a German host institution together with a research plan which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher in Germany
  • be a national of a Sub-Saharan African country

Applications can be handed in at any time, but at least three months before the intended visit in Germany.

Please find more information here.

Call for Applicants: 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa at DAAD supported Centres of Excellence

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering approx. 10 fellowships in 2015 for doing research at one of the DAAD supported Centres of Excellence in Sub-Saharan African countries.

Applicants have to:

  • be senior or prospective teaching or research staff, preferably former DAAD scholarship holders
  • have completed their PhD degree
  • submit an invitation from a Sub-Saharan African host instiution together with a concept note which must have been arrangend in advance with the host researcher
  • be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • preferably come from other countries than the country where the programme takes place

Applications can be handed in at any time, but at least two months before the intended visit in the respective country.

Please click here for further information.

Call for Applicants: Staff Exchange in Sub-Saharan African countries - Fellowship announcement

The DAAD is offering approx. 10 fellowships in 2015 for Staff Exchange in Sub-Saharan African countries.

Applicants have to:

  • a senior staff at a Sub-Saharan African university
  • submit an invitation from a Sub-Saharan African host university together with a concept note indicating the duties and functions and the envisaged time frame
  • be nationals of a Sub-Saharan country
  • provide leave of absence provided by their home institution for the purpose of teaching at the host institution

Applications can be handed in at any time but at least two months before the intended visit at the host institution.

Please click here for more information.

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. 
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