July 30, 2014

ANSTI/DAAD Postgraduate Scholarships for Masters and Phd African Students

ANSTI/DAAD Postgraduate Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: DAAD, ANSTI
Country to Study in: Africa, Germany

Fellowship Description
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

The DAAD cooperates with the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) by offering a number of in-region scholarships for Masters and Ph.D degrees.

Fellowships are awarded to sub-Saharan African nationals for studies outside the applicants' home countries.

Participants in the programme must be from ANSTI member institutions and may not exceed the age limit of 36 years by date of nomination.

Applicants may not apply for studies in their home countries.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must hold a good bachelors degree (at least 2nd class upper division).
  • Applicants must obtain official admission to the host university prior to his/her application for the fellowship.
Eligible groups
Member of ANSTI member institutions; AND

Sub-Saharan African nations: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (DRC-Kinshasa), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland , Tanzania ,Togo, Uganda and Zambia

Participating Institutions
All approved African universities are eligible
All ANSTI Member Institutions in Germany are eligible

Fields of study
All postgraduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D) for staff development

Number of awards
Not specified by the provider

Sponsorship duration
The initial award of the fellowships covers one year. Extension is possible up to two years for Masters courses or more for Ph.D studies upon successful completion of previous year.

Scholarship benefits
Fellowships, which cover fees, subsistence and international travel, are awarded to staff of ANSTI member institutions for postgraduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D) at African universities for staff development.

Method of Application
If you fulfill the 'Eligibility' criteria listed above, you can apply for the ANSTI/DAAD scholarship award online via the official website (link to it is below).

Remember to download and print a ANSTI/DAAD Scholarship Application Form from the official website (link to it is below).

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information and links on how to apply.

The deadline for application is the 31st May 2015.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) a publicly funded, self-governing oragnisation of the institutions of higher learning in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) is an organ of cooperation that embraces African institutions engaged in university level training and research in the fields of science and technology.

The ultimate development objective of ANSTI is to strengthen the region's capacity for training and research and for establishing services for intensive and purposeful utilization of science, engineering and technology for development.

The specific objective is to support the process of human resource capacity building in relevant areas of science and technology. Capacity building requires training and collaboration in research activities. Thus the Network has several activities aimed at providing training and additional experience outside the scholars' home institution.

ANSTI emphasizes the pooling of resources available in the region so as to provide quality training and research in various scientific disciplines. In order to achieve this objective, ANSTI is engaged in numerous activities which can be grouped into four programme areas: Training; Seminars & workshops; publications; and promotion of research.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY Africans)

More Fellowship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Germany for International Students

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