The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with Makerere University is offering up to 14 In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for PhD and Master studies at Makerere University for the intake 2021.
Applicants must meet the following DAAD criteria:
- have successfully completed generally a three-year Bachelor’s university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university Master’s degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division)
- clearly show motivation and strong commitment
- have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
- have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
- must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
- should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.
The scholarships at Makerere University are available in the following fields:
- PhD in Plant Breeding
- Master in Environment and Natural Resource Management
Duration and commencement:
- of the PhD programme is generally three years (regular period of studies) and is usually starting in September 2021
- of the Master programme is generally two years (regular period of studies) and is usually starting in September 2021
Please note that the maximum duration of the scholarship is based on the time that is left until the scholarship holder has reached the regular period of studies in that programme; i.e., if you apply for a DAAD scholarship starting in your second year of studies of a three-year programme, the maximum duration of the scholarship will be two years.
DAAD will conduct interactive information sessions to guide prospective applicants on Thursday, 29 October, Tuesday 03 November and Thursday 05 November 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EAT. Please click the link below for details on the upcoming information sessions:
Please see Downloads for details
The application deadline has been extended to Friday 18th December 2020.
Contact and advice
DAAD Contact Person:
Ms. Vivian Magero
Makerere University Contact Persons:
Dr. Justine Namaalwa (Masters Programme)
Prof. Patrick Rubaihayo (PhD Programme)