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KAAD development scholarships

2 Mar

 

These scholarships are geared towards the development of African countries and societies for  qualified individuals. The program is for citizens from sub-Saharan Africa. And the scholarships are opened especially for young university graduates who have taken responsibility in church and society and want to be empowered. The scholarship is divided into two programs. The aim of this scholarship is to promote the so-called “Agents of Change.”

Beneficiaries of KAAD-scholarships are predominantly from needy families  who display academic excellence.

   Scholarship Program 1

Country of origin: Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America

Field of study: Master’s degree, PhD, Post doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university Lecturers.)

  Eligibility/Requirement

  • have a university degree and professional experience from your home country
  • Are a Catholic Christian (or general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue
  • Possess German language skills before starting the studies (KAAD can provide maximum 6 months of the training in Germany.)                                                             .
  • Above-average performance in studies and research from a university in applicant’s home country.
  • The orientation of your studies or research towards permanent reintegration in your home region
  • Religious and social commitment and willingness to inter-religious dialogue.

Scholarship Program 2

Country of origin: Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America.                                               

Field of study: Master’s degree and PhD.

Eligibility/Requirement

  • are already studying at a German University,
  • Applicants for master programs may present their documents as early as during the final semester of their bachelor programs.
  • Applicant should be a Catholic Christian (or – particularly for candidates from the Middle East – belong to another Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue.
  • Possess German language skills (at least general communication level).
  • Above-average performance in studies and research
  • The orientation of your studies or research towards permanent reintegration in your home region (otherwise the scholarship is turned into a loan),
  • Religious and social commitment and willingness to inter-religious dialogue.

 

The focus countries in Africa today are: Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Uganda and Tanzania are counted to be part of the focus region East Africa, apart from Kenya. Local partner bodies, and or partner countries are Cameroon and Nigeria.

In the focus countries Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, there is – within the scholarship 1(S1) program – also the possibility for Master-scholarships at local universities (so called “in-country scholarships”).

For more information, you can go to the official website (click here) , check the eligible countries and get updates on the deadlines and other things.

 

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Good luck.

 

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