Apply: DAAD PhD Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 02 June, 2020

The German Academic Exchange Service/Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) calls for applications for the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme at the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana. The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related master’s or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

DAAD cooperates with WACCI by offering up to three In-Country and six In-Region scholarships for PhD studies at WACCI for the 2021 intake. In-Region Scholarships are aimed at students who want to participate in a study programme in a country of their home region (here: Sub-Saharan Africa/outside their home country). In-Country scholarships are aimed at students who want to study in their home country or in the country for which they have a residence permit.


  • Annual tuition fees:
    • First year: $7,399
    • Second year: $10,200
    • Third year: $10,200
    • Fourth year: $5,700
  • Annual study and research allowance: €920 (PhD)
  • One time printing allowance: €800 (PhD)
  • Monthly scholarship (accommodation, food, etc): €500 (PhD In-Country), €550 (PhD In-Region)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only): twice (beginning and end of scholarship)
  • Health insurance (In-Region only)


  • Applicants must have successfully completed a two-year university degree with above average results (second class upper division, minimum)
  • Applicants must clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • Applicants must have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • Applicants must have generally completed their last university degree not more than six years ago at the time of application
  • Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Applicants should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidates considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector, d) alumni of the DAFI programme
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme

To apply and for more information, click here.

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