DAAD Scholarship 2024 at Dedan Kimathi University


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.
πŸ“œ 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
πŸŽ“ Objective Train academic/professional leaders; address development issues; strengthen regional institutions
πŸ’° Benefits Tuition, annual study/research allowance, printing, monthly stipend, in-region travel, insurance
πŸ“ 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)
πŸ“… Deadline November 23, 2023

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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.

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 recognised 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, recognised refugees, and individuals from other marginalised areas or groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application ProcessInitial 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.
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.

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