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New DAAD scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa”

10.09.2020 - Article

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) would like to draw your attention to a new scholarship program “Leadership for Africa”, for which we will open the call for applications on August 26th, 2020.

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Furthermore, the DAAD supports the internationalisation of universities, assists developing countries in establishing effective higher education institutions and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

The special scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA), funded by the German Foreign Office, aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young African refugees and national scholars from selected countries as Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan at higher education institutions in Germany. In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, the DAAD intends with this programme to contribute to the education of a future elite of leaders, who will be essential for the reconstruction and further development of their home countries. Leadership for Africa offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law, the arts and architecture. Public health is open for application in the field of medical studies.

For digital and personal information, advice and guidance, the team of the DAAD regional office in Nairobi is at your disposal. Further information can be found on the website of the regional office:


For further questions please contact the DAAD Regional Office Nairobi directly: lfa.nairobi@daad.de

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