DAAD Master Scholarships Programme


DAAD Master Scholarships Programme

Closing Date

Bursary Details

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched a special programme for Sub-Saharan African students whose studies were interrupted due to the war against Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in their home country or region through the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship.

Scholarship holders are given the opportunity to continue their academic career at a higher education institution in their home country or within their home region (in Sub-Saharan-Africa).

More information on the Master Scholarships for students from Sub-Saharan Africa fleeing the war in Ukraine can be found at: http://www.daad.de/icir-africa-ukraine

Candidate Requirements
  • started their Master studies in Ukraine, and had a student status at a recognised Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war;
  • are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country;
  • have successfully completed a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor's degree) with above average results;
  • 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.

Call for Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year

Important information for scholarship applicant

Motivation letter (DAAD form) 

Scholarship database

Presentation of the information session on 15 June 2022.

Factsheet for the scholarship programme (long version)

Factsheet for the scholarship programme (short version)

List of degree programmes funded in the scholarship programme



Bursary Enquiries

You can send your questions via the contact form on the National Academic Contact Point Ukraine page if your question hasn't been answered after reading the programme description in detail.

For technical questions regarding the DAAD Application Portal, please contact the portal hotline at [email protected] or use the manual.

Conditions of Bursary

Students may:

  • continue their Master studies in the original study field started in Ukraine, or
  • if the original study field is not available, then in the Master programme that is the closest match for the original studies, or
  • continue their studies in another Master’s programme of which they fulfil the admission requirements based on previous, recognised studies.
  • Medical programmes that generally last longer than 2 years are not eligible.
  • Medical related fields such as public health or nursery programmes that provide a distinction between Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees are eligible to be chosen within this scholarship programme.
Bursary Inclusion
  • Tuition fees (maximum 2.500 € approximately R42 000 for each year within the regular period of study);
  • Study and research allowance (annually): 460 EUR (R7500);
  • Printing allowance (once at the end): 400 EUR (R6700);
  • Monthly scholarship allowance to cover accommodation and food;
  • Travel allowance: amount depends on the distance
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the DAAD application portal.

Application Documents:

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of admission for the host university in Sub-Saharan Africa (This can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship begins if it is not available at the time of application. If so, a provisional letter of admission or any communication with the host institution that proves the start of the admission process should be submitted.)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate including the final grade;
  • Transcripts for all semesters of the Bachelor’s degree programme (if possible);
  • Motivation letter (DAAD form) (explaining: previous academic career (including a listing of universities and study programmes attended); the programme choice and how it is matching with the Master programme in Ukraine; motivation for the application;
  • Proof of student status at a recognised higher education institution in Ukraine on 24 February 2022. (If the applicant has a Certificate of Student Status, this document should be uploaded. If the applicant does not have a Certificate of Student Status, any documents can be submitted that provide credible evidence of student status in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, such as the official documents or emails received from the Ukrainian university, in some cases the copy of the Ukrainian student card etc.);
  • Copy of the passport;
  • Copy of the last visa certificate for the study stay in Ukraine;
  • If a Master’s programme is chosen that is not offered at a DAAD partner university under the In-Country/In-Region scholarship programme, the following documents should be submitted if possible: Accreditation certificate of the programme and/or course plan for the whole programme and/or semester plan etc.

Please note: Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. You are responsible for the completeness of your application. If you do not have documents such as recommendation letter and/or letter of admission at the time of application, please mention and explain this at an appropriate place in the application.