Next call for the DAAD scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA)

The DAAD Regional Office for Africa is pleased to inform you that the new call for a second intake for the DAAD-funded scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa in East Africa”, is already running.

This year the targeted East African countries are Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan.

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Furthermore, the DAAD supports the internationalisation of universities, assists developing countries in establishing effective higher education institutions and advises decision-makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

The special scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA), funded by the German Foreign Office, aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young African refugees and national scholars from selected countries as Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan at higher education institutions in Germany. In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, the DAAD intends with this programme to contribute to the education of a future elite of leaders, who will be essential for the reconstruction and further development of their home countries. Leadership for Africa offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study with the exception of medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, the arts and architecture. Public health is open for application in the field of medical studies.

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