June 13, 2024
DAAD Africa Scholarship Duration and Reward

Generally, selected candidates will start their German language course in April 2024 at the earliest and take up their studies at a German institution of higher education by approximately October 1st, 2025.


  • German language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study program, including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH test), pocket money, and accommodation (only during the language course).
  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 934 EURO
  • Adequate health, accident, and private/personal liability insurance in Germany
  • Travel allowance
  • Yearly study allowance
  • Additional mandatory training program LEAD!
  • If applicable, monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for accompanying family members (spouse and/or children)

Required Documents for DAAD Africa Scholarship

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

Online DAAD application form duly completed (available on the DAAD portal)

Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) containing information about your academic career to date, former scholarships, current address, and current or previous employers. Please use the European specimen form at https://europa.eu/europass/en.

Letter of Motivation (1-3 pages) containing a precise description of your academic/professional and personal reasons for the planned study project.

DAAD Form “Study course profile” duly completed (please specify 3 Master’s programs). Please be aware that DAAD does not consider your suggestions for master programmes which charge tuition fees.

ALSO CHECK: 2024 Application for DAAD Africa Scholarship

Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree or are in the process of completing a Master’s degree can only be considered in well-justified cases if they can explain conclusively, why they would like to obtain another master’s degree. Please fill in the form “Additional Master’s Degree”.

Proof of necessary language skills for the desired master’s programs.

University degree certificate indicating final grade(s) including transcripts of records for all study years with all individual grades includes explanation of grading system

Copies of your passport/national identification card and copies of your passport’s/national identification card’s biodata page and other documents containing information about you and your current residence status

For refugees: Refugee ID-Card and UNHCR registration or official proof of asylum by authorities or government.

Other documents that might be of relevance to your application (e.g., certificates of employment and/or internship, proof of former scholarships, extracurricular engagement, recommendation letters, (expired) admissions to a German master’s programme).