DAAD Scholarship 2024 At Dedan Kimathi University


Where does the future of Sub-Saharan Africa’s sustainable development lie? Does it hinge on strengthening its higher education systems? What role can internationally oriented studies play in this endeavour? The DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme 2024 paves the way for individuals with aspirations to shape the educational and research landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa. Discover how this initiative is crafting the leaders of tomorrow.

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is pleased to announce the commencement of applications for the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme 2024. This initiative, in partnership with the DAAD, seeks to establish robust, internationally-geared higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. These systems are envisioned to play a pivotal role in the region’s sustainable development.

📜 Programme DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme 2024 at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
🌍 Focus Sustainable development, education, and research in Sub-Saharan Africa
🎓 Objective Train academic/professional leaders; address development issues; strengthen regional institutions
💰 Benefits Tuition, annual study/research allowance, printing, monthly stipend, in-region travel, insurance
📝 Eligibility Sub-Saharan African nationals/residents, relevant BSc degree, English proficiency, motivation, specific conditions (e.g., DAFI alumni)
🌟 Priority Female applicants, refugees, and candidates from underprivileged backgrounds
⚖️ Application Process DAAD Portal application; submission of required documents (e.g., CV, motivation letter, university certificates)
📅 Deadline November 23, 2023

Programme Objectives

The DAAD scholarship programme is anchored on a few pivotal goals:

  • Awarding scholarships for development-centric studies to individuals intent on pursuing careers in teaching and/or research within higher education institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Preparing future academic and professional trailblazers, thereby facilitating:
    • Active participation of qualified professionals in solving development-linked challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • The augmentation of education and research quality in the region.
    • Structural fortification and regional amalgamation of associated institutions and universities.
DAAD Scholarship at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Scholarship Provisions

Beneficiaries of the DAAD scholarship can expect a comprehensive package encompassing:

  • Complete Tuition Fees
  • Annual study and research stipend
  • Printing allowance
  • Monthly Scholarship to cater for accommodation, food, and other essentials.
  • Travel allowance (Only applicable in-region)
  • Insurance coverage (Only applicable in-region)

Eligibility Criteria

Prospective candidates for the scholarship should:

  • Be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African nation.
  • Possess a BSc degree in Food Science and Technology with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division). Alternatively, hold a BSc degree in related domains such as Food Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics, Agri-processing, or Crop/Animal Production. The degree must be recognized by the DeKUT Senate.
  • Display evident motivation and unwavering dedication.
  • Proficiently communicate in both spoken and written English.
  • Have secured their latest university degree no more than six years prior to the application.
  • Ideally, belong to one of the following categories:
    • A staff member of a public university.
    • A prospective candidate for teaching or research staff positions.
    • A public sector member.
    • An alumnus of the DAFI-programme.

Special note: Female candidates, recognized refugees, and individuals from other marginalized areas or groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

  1. Initial Step: All applicants are required to submit a comprehensive application for the programme through the DAAD Portal. Please be cognisant of both the DAAD and DeKUT application deadlines.
  2. Mandatory Documents:
    • Fully completed DAAD application form.
    • Curriculum Vitae (inclusive of publication list, if applicable).
    • Academic recommendation letter from a university professor.
    • Admission letter from DeKUT (can be submitted subsequently if unavailable during application).
    • Authenticated copies of university degree certificates with transcripts.
    • Motivation letter detailing personal, social objectives and study relevance.
    • Passport copy or National Identification Card.
    • Semester schedule.
    • Timetable (if involving a research stay in Germany).
    • UNHCR registration details as a refugee (if applicable).

For an exhaustive overview, kindly refer to the official DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship documentation.

Application Deadline: November 23, 2023.

The DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship represents an unmatched avenue for budding professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa to bolster their academic and professional trajectories. It’s more than just financial aid; it’s a beacon for regional transformation.

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