Leadership for Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany

  • Master
  • EUR 861 per month

The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal at higher education institutions in Germany.

Eligibility

• “Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Arts and Architecture. • The programme targets two groups: Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany. • Applicants must fulfil the following conditions: • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before April 18th, 2022 • Country of asylum must be either Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application • Highly qualified graduates from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany. • Applicants must fulfil the following conditions: • Citizenship of either Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal • Country of residence is Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application • With a Degree in Medicine, you can apply for Public Health or Biomedical Master related programmes only. A Master programme in Medicine is not eligible for funding. • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes (see separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database).

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Benefits

• If necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme, including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH test), pocket money and accommodation. The DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and project. Participation in a language course is compulsory if the study programme is taught in German. • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD! • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 861 EURO • Adequate health, accident, and private/personal liability insurance in Germany • Travel allowance • Yearly study allowance • If applicable, monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for accompanying family members (spouse and/or children).

Application

The deadline is different for each country. For more information, please check the official website.

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