Call for Scholarship Applications 2018 at University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Nigeria

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

As part of the "In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Progamme" DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with University of Nigeria, Nsukka by offering up to 8 In-Region and 2 In-Country scholarships for PhD and up to 13 In-Region and 3 In-Country scholarships for Master studies at University of Nigeria, Nsukka for the intake 2018.

  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have 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 or private university,
    b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
    c) from the public sector or
    d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative)

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme Scholarships supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.
The scholarships at University of Nigeria, Nsukka are available in the following fields:

  • Agricultural Bioresources Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Sciences
  • Zoology

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka Road, Nsukka 410001, Nigeria.

The duration
  • of the PhD programme is up to three years
  • of the Master programme is up to two years
starting in September 2018. The scholarship covers:
Tuition fees Master in NGN In-Country Other Programmes: 125,000 NGN
In-Region (ECOWAS) Social Sciences: 1,190,000 NGN
In-Region (ECOWAS) Other Programmes: 1,360,000 NGN
In-Region (Other African Countries) Social Sciences: 1,530,000 NGN
In-Region (Other African Countries) Other Programmes: 1,870,000 NGN
Tuition fees PhD in NGN In-Country Other Programmes: 129,300 NGN
In-Region (ECOWAS) Social Sciences: 1,360,000 NGN
In-Region (ECOWAS) Other Programmes: 1,530,000 NGN
In-Region (Other African Countries) Social Sciences: 1,700,000 NGN
In-Region (Other African Countries) Other Programmes: 1,870,000 NGN
Study and research allowance in EUR 460 EUR (Master)
920 EUR (PhD)
Final allowance in EUR1,025 EUR
Monthly Scholarship in EUR (Accomodation, Food etc.) 300 EUR (Master In-Country)
450 EUR (Master In-Region)
500 EUR (PhD In-Country)
550 EUR (PhD In-Region)
Travel allowance in EUR (In-Region only) 220 EUR (Neighbouring Country)
370 EUR (within Region)
690 EUR (across Region)
Insuranceif applicable

The scholarship will either be disbursed by the host institution, the German Embassy or will be paid directly to the scholarship holder´s banking account. Further details will be announced after admission to the scholarship programme.

  1. For more details on the Application and Selection Procedure, Additional benefits, Contact and Advice, see document Call for Daad Scholarship Applications for University of Nigeria Nsukka
  2. For DAAD Scholarship Application Procedure for University of Nigeria, see document Daad Scholarship Application Procedure
  3. For DAAD Scholarship Application Form, see document Daad Scholarship Application Form