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'Leadership for Africa 2024' scholarship programme for Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

Leadership fuer Afrika
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The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from  Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda at higher education institutions in Germany.

In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, this programme intends to contribute to the education of future leaders, who will be essential for the further development of their home countries. “Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for medicine1, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, the arts2 and architecture3. All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary training programme in good governance, civil society, and career development. The mandatory programme must be completed in addition to the regular studies.

  1. With a Degree in Medicine, you can apply for Public Health or Biomedical Master related programmes only. A Master programme in Medicine is not eligible for funding.
  2. This includes all types of degree programmes in the fields of design, visual and performing arts, drama and music. See separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database.
  3. See separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database.

The programme targets two groups.

  1. Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the
    necessary qualifications for Master studies in Germany.
    Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

    • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before 3rd of April 2022
    • Country of asylum must be either Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree at time of application.
  2. Highly qualified graduates from Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
    Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

    • Citizenship of either Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda
    • Country of residence is Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree at time of application.

The scholarship includes:

  • German language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • Tuition-free M.A. or M.Sc. degree programme at a public or state-recognized university in Germany starting in winter term 2024 (September/October 2024)
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!

Generally, selected candidates will start their German language course in April 2024 and take up their studies at a German institution of higher education by approx. October 1st, 2024. The duration of funding is determined by the standard period of study of the chosen programme. In general, Master’s programmes require two years of full-time study.

  • German language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme including the coverage
    of the test fees for a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH test), pocket money and accommodation (only during the language course). The DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and study requirements. Participation in a language course is compulsory.
  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 934 EURO
  • Adequate health, accident, and private/personal liability insurance in Germany.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Yearly study allowance.
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!
  • If applicable, monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for
    accompanying family members (spouse and/or children).

Please note that family reunions may be time-delayed or even not be possible during the duration of the scholarship, due to the duration of the visa processes for some home or host countries.

A pre-selection will take place based on the submitted application documents. Only complete applications with all mandatory documents will be considered. Preselected candidates will be invited to an (digital) interview with an independent selection committee of university professors.
In addition to previous achievements in school and university, language skills and the general motivation, the main selection criterion is a convincing description of the planned studies in Germany and the suitable choice of study programmes in the DAAD form “Study course profile”.
To ensure equal opportunities, social criteria such as special life circumstances, migration background or students from non-academic families can play a role. Criteria such as social engagement about which you can provide information in the application form are also taken into account.
For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the Important Scholarship Information, Section E.

 

The deadline for application is 9 June 2023.

You can find more information under APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS and APPLICATION PROCEDURE  here

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Contact

  • DAAD Information Point

    Angola Street, International Leadership Institute (near the Egyptian Embassy) Room 504, P.O.BOX 32539 Addis Ababa Telephone: +251118641144
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