Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kenya - German DAAD Scholarships


The Kenya Vision 2030 policy document recommends investment in Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in priority key sectors. One such area involves capacity building in our Public
Universities through advanced training of personnel. In pursuit of this, in June 2010, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MOHEST) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) signed a five (5) year Agreement for cooperation in Postgraduate Training open to all fields of study. The programme is administered by the National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) and on behalf of MOHEST. The objective is to train twenty (20) PhD research students annually from Public Universities or Constituent Colleges and Fully Chartered Private Universities for forty two (42) months (inclusive six (6) months German language course) at a German university.

For eligibility to the DAAD Scholarships, candidates must meet the following conditions:

• be citizen of the Republic of Kenya
• be teaching in Kenyan public universities or constituent colleges and private universities
• should have obtained the Master’s degree preferably within the past 6 years (date of graduation)
• be willing to undertake a six (6) months course in German language

The following documents must be attached to the application form:

• Cover sheet for DAAD Scholarship Application Form
• DAAD Application Form for Research Grants and Study Scholarships
• Hand-signed Curriculum Vitae and list of publications (use the Europass specimen form at
• Application letter indicating motivation to undertake PhD studies
• Ph.D. proposal (10 – 15 pages; 1,5 spacing; 2,5cm space left, 2cm right) including an abstract
of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal) an a detailed work
plan for 3 years including time schedule covering the whole period of the scholarship
• Confirmation from a German Professor stating that he/she will supervise the applicant for his/
her Ph.D. thesis (in English)
• OR Admission letter from structured PhD Programme
• Two (2) recommendation letters of academic referees (in English; on particular recommendation
forms, provided by DAAD office)
• Certificates (each certified as true copy of the original certificate)
• Master’s degree certificate
• Transcripts for each Year
• Bachelor’s degree certificate
• Transcripts for each Year
• A/O-level or KCSE certificate
• Copy of the national ID
• If applicable: confirmation of funding for research during field studies in Kenya
• Requested: Letter of support from the university, indicating the prospective function of
the applicant within the university after return to Kenya and letter of
recommendation by DAAD Alumni.

For further information on the scholarship program, please check the following
For research contacts in Germany contact the following website: www.daad.
Applications should be sent or delivered by 15
th October, 2011 to:

The Coordinator
Kenya - DAAD Postgraduate Training Programme
National Council for Science and Technology
P.O. Box 30623-00100, NAIROBI

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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