2 German Government (DAAD) Scholarship Programmes for Nigerian Students

Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013


DAAD Scholarship Programmes for Nigerian Students

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters, PhD, research)
Provider: DAAD
Country to Study in: Nigeria, Germany

Scholarship Description
If you would like to study in Germany, DAAD is pleased to welcome you and is willing to help you select an appropriate programme, finance your stay, and provide information on how foreign students live in and are supervised in Germany.

DAAD Scholarship Programmes have benefited hundreds of African students since inception. The scholarship is offered to students from developing countries and is also available for Nigerian Students.

Each year, DAAD scholarship are awarded to postgraduate students wishing to study for a Master’s or PhD degree. The DAAD scholarships can support students who want to study in their country (i.e. In Country Scholarships) or abroad.

DAAD does not sponsor undergraduate studies for Nigerian Students.

Eligibility
Requirements and Selection Criteria:
  • Bachelor degree first class honours or second class honours upper division (B.A./B.Sc. 2nd class upper division) and M.A./M.Sc.
  • At the time of application, generally no more than six years should have passed since the applicant gained the last degree
  • 2 field research phases (of altogether 12 months) are possible in your home country
  • As a rule, the grant is preceded by a 4 or 6 months lasting language course (selection date is once a year, generally at the end of January).
  • German language skills are not expected.
  • Age limit: 36 years
Eligible groups
The scholarships on this page are country-specific for students of Nigerian origin

Participating Institutions
Any state (public) or state-recognised higher educational institution or non-university research institute in your home country (Nigeria) and/or in Germany

List of available awards for Nigerians
  • Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists:
    Research grants to run for more than 6 months
    Application deadline: 15 October each year
    During the funding a maximum of 2 field research phases in your home country (of altogether 12 months) are possible.
    Please regard that the beginning of your grant can only be in April or October.
  • Grants in accordance with the DAAD Sandwich Model:
    Application deadline: 15 October each year
    During the funding a maximum of 2 field research phases in your home country (of altogether 12 months) are possible. The Doctorate degree has to be gained in the home country.
    Proof of enrollment as Doctoral student at the home university must be enclosed.
    Please regard that the beginning of your grant can only be in April or October. As a rule, the grant is preceded by a 4 or 6 months lasting language course (selection date is once a year, generally at the end of January).
  • Research grants to run for 1 month up to 6 months
    Application deadline: 15 October each year
    Earliest commencement of the grant is 1 May.
  • Research stays for University Academics and Scientists:
    Application deadlines:
    1 October for stays as of February of the following year,
    1 April for stays as of August.
  • Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders:
    Application deadlines:
    1 October for stays as of February of the following year,
    1 April for stays as of August.
  • Scholarships for Artists and Architects: Study Scholarships:
    Application deadline: 15 October each year
    Together with the complete application documents a work sample has to be submitted.
  • Scholarships for University Students Reading German Studies:
    These grants are offered within the scope of:
    a) Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists (more than 6 months; up to six months; at the time of application)
    b) One-Semester Scholarships for University Students Reading German Studies
    c) Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines
    d) Summer course grants
    Application deadline: 15 October each year (exception Summer Course grants: 15 December). Receipt of applications for Summer Course grants at DAAD: 1 February of the following year.
  • University Summer Course Grants for Foreign Students and Graduates:
    Application deadline: 15 December each year.
    Receipt of applications for Summer Course grants at DAAD: 1 February of the following year.
Please note that in most cases, intended field research phases have already to be mentioned with the application. Also German language skills is not expected.

Number of awards
Not specified by provider, but several would be awarded

Sponsorship duration
Variable for the different programmes. Please visit the official website (link found below) for more on duration allowed.

Scholarship benefits
The DAAD will reimburse an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance after the applicant’s arrival in Germany. So please observe that the travel expenses have to be financed in advance.

Method of Application
Please note: You can find the appropriate announcements for the chosen programme in the DAAD Scholarship Database.

Application papers:
DEADLINES:
Generally, but not for all scholarship programmes, the deadline is around September-October each year. See 'List of awards for Nigerians' above for specific dates.

Please note:
See contact addresses below for further information and advise.

Contact
These are addresses you can contact for further information and advice (Note: If you wish, you may want to access other country-specific pages at www.daad.de/stipendien):

Application address for these Provinces:
Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, FCT Abuja, Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
9 Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street
Maitama
P.O.B. 5177
Wuse
Abuja, F.C.T.
Tel.: (+234) 9 220 8010/11/12; -805 880 8800; -706 410 8800
Fax: (+234) 9 220 8009

Application address for these Provinces:
Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Abia, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
15, Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island
Lagos
Tel.: (+234) -1 280 9966/67
Fax: (+234) -1 280 9969

Further information and advice
DAAD-Lektor:
Sabine Adelio (till 30 June 2012)
University of Ibadan
Faculty of Arts
Department of European Studies
Ibadan
Oyo State / Nigeria
E-Mail: sabineadelio@yahoo.com

Application Deadline: Several (see 'DEADLINES' above)
Open to International students: No(ONLY Nigerians)

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2 comments:

  1. Good day. Please,I will like to know if the DAAD masters scholarship is for the 2014-2016 academic session or 2013-2015 academic session. Not quite sure because of the given deadline. Thanks

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    1. For further information and/or advice on the DAAD scholarships, please contact the addresses above

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