Master Scholarships from DAAD for Master Students from Sub-Saharan Africa Fleeing the Ukraine Conflict

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has developed a specific initiative for Master's students from Sub-Saharan Africa whose studies have been disrupted by the war in Ukraine. This initiative will enable the affected students to continue and finish their studies in their home nation or region.

Managed by the German Academic Exchange Service and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the In-Region Scholarship program includes a subprogramme for Master's students from Sub-Saharan Africa fleeing the war in Ukraine.

The program's purpose is to grant Master's scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan African countries whose Master's studies have been disrupted due to the conflict in Ukraine, where they will have the option of continuing their academic career at a higher education institution in their own country or region.

Students have to July 4, 2022 to submit their applications and must fit some stated requirements. The Scholarship Program supports full-time Master's degree studies in higher education. Students may continue their Master's studies in the original study field started in Ukraine, or in the Master's program that is the closest match for the original, or in another Master's program in which they meet the admission requirements based on previous, recognized studies.

Medical programs that are typically longer than two years are ineligible, while medically linked professions, such as public health or nursery programs, offering a distinction between master's and bachelor's degrees, are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Starting in September 2022, funding will be offered for the typical period of a Master's program of up to two years. The scholarship funds, including tuition, study and research allowances, printing allowances, monthly scholarships, and travel allowances, will be deposited into the scholarship recipient's bank account.

Scholarships are provided for Master's studies at a public institution in Sub-Saharan Africa that offers accredited, high-quality Master's programs or a Master's program at one of the DAAD's partner universities as part of the In-Country/In-Region scholarship program.

Scholarships are initially awarded for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the standard study year upon receipt of an extension application. Before an extension is granted, students must demonstrate sufficient progress.

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