DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship, Sub-Saharan Africa 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]

Call for PhD Scholarship Applications 2024: Applications are now being received for the 2024/2025 DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme (Sub-Saharan Africa) at University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. Interested cadidates are invited to apply.

The scholarships are offered for PhD in Agronomic Sciences [Major Biometry]. It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with University of Abomey Calavu by offering up to 4 In-Country and 6 In-Region scholarships for PhD studies at University of Abomey-Calavi for the intake 2024.

Also Apply: University of Oxford Clarendon Scholarships 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD
  • Host Institution(s): University of Abomey Calavu
  • Scholarship Worth: See the Scholarship value (below)
  • Number of Awards: Up to 10 scholarships
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Nationality: Sub-Saharan Africans

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the DAAD In-Country In-Region Scholarship Programmes, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants postgraduates with a first academic degree, who have successfully completed a two-year university Master’s degree (or equivalent) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent, if applicable) Candidates who cannot provide a Second Class/Upper Division or a higher result are non-applicable;
  • Applicants must clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
  • Applicants have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
  • Applicants must have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan Africa country;

Additional Eligibility

Applicants should generally be:

  • Staff member of a public university, or
  • A Candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
  • From the public sector and/or
  • Alumni of the DAFI-programme. Female applicants, refugees with recognized refugee status and candidates from other less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme. Please note: If you have already received a PhD scholarship from the DAAD, further PhD funding from the DAAD is not possible.

Scholarship Value and Benefits

Successful applicants for the DAAD In-Country In-Region Scholarship Programmes will receive the following:

  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

  • Travel allowance
  • Health insurance

See Also: Cambridge Africa Changemakers Scholarship for African Students 2024 (Fully-Funded)

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: As a first step, all applicants must submit a complete application for the programme via the DAAD Portal.

The application process for DAAD scholarships contains the following steps:

  • Register on the portal (link here)
  • Log in to the portal and click on the “Application” tab
  • Carefully complete the online form and upload the required documents
  • Submit your application via the portal by deadline.

Application Deadline: November 23, 2023

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