The DAAD has launched a special programme for Sub-Saharan African students whose studies are interrupted due to the war against Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in their home country or region.
The goal of the programme is to provide Master scholarships to students who are nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country and whose Master studies are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine. 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).
Application deadline: 4 July 2022
Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa
Value of Scholarship:
depending on the host university
as charged by the hosting university (maximum 2,500 EUR for each year within the regular period of study)
Study and Research Allowance
once towards the end of scholarship
Monthly Scholarship (accommodation, food etc.)
depending on the country
Travel Allowance(for those who are still in Europa or wish to study outside their home country)
once at the beginning (and if necessary, once at the end)
the flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award
You must have started your Master studies in Ukraine, hence had a student status at a recognised Ukrainian higher education institution on 24 February 2022 and fled because of the war;
You are national or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan country;
You must have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s degree) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Lower Division or equivalent, if applicable);
You clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
You must have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
You must have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application.
How to Apply: The applications will be reviewed by the DAAD. Incomplete applications will be denied for formal reasons and are not being included in the review process.
A complete application consists of the following documents
DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
Letter of admission for the host university in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bachelor’s degree certificate including the final grade
Transcripts for all semesters of the Bachelor’s degree programme (if possible)
previous academic career (including a listing of universities and study programmes attended);
the programme choice and how it is matching with the Master’s programme in Ukraine;
motivation for the application.
Proof of student status at a recognised higher education institution in Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
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.