Daad Graduate Scholarships at Busitema University 2020-21

Applicants are invited to apply for a master position. The initial contract for this position is two years. This position is open until filled.

(NEW) Call for Scholarship Applications for 2020 at Busitema University. Deadline 31 January 2020

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes

To achieve these long-term impacts, the following outcomes have been

Programme objective 1: Graduates have qualified to take over responsible

positions in their, or for their, region of origin

Programme objective 2: The participation of women and underprivileged

groups is reinforced

Programme objective 3: Organizational, financial and personal capacities of partner institutions are strengthened

As part of the "In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme" DAAD offers

scholarships for Master and PhD studies. The programme is funded by the

German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub Sahara Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master's programme, or with a Master's degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master's or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (so called In-Region scholarships).

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with Busitema University by

offering up to 5 In-Country/In-Region scholarships for Master studies at

Busitema University for the intake 2020. The awarding of scholarships will be subject to the provision of funds.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Master scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.

The In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programme Scholarships supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

The scholarships at Busitema University are available in the following field

The application process contains multiple steps. Please be aware of the two application deadlines.

Step 1: Applicants must apply for their studies at Busitema University at

Step 2: Once you submit your application to Busitema University, please send a short notification to DAAD that you have applied with the subject "Your Surname_First name_BUSITEMA" to

Formal check

Busitema University will screen and check the completeness of the dossier. A plagiarism scan will be done by the institution or DAAD.

Selection Committee

A joint selection with a committee of institution members, other partners and a DAAD representative will be set up to review the shortlisted applications and to do the final selection of scholarship holders. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to log into the DAAD Portal and apply for the DAAD scholarship. DAAD deadline: 15 April 2020

- DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)

- Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen

form at http://europass.cedefop., including a list of

publications (if applicable).

- 1 recommendation letter by university teacher

- Letter of admission for the host university / institution / network

- Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts

- Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research

stay in Germany, see "Additional benefits")

- Copy of the identity card

- If available, information on the recognition of the university degree

certificates in the host country1

- If applicable, information on the UNHCR registration as refugee

  • Please note that in some cases, not all fees and costs that are mentioned on the official fee structure of the host institution can be covered by DAAD in full, e.g. if the agreement with the funding organization prevents us from funding certain items in the fee structure or if items that are included in the fees are supposed to be covered through the monthly scholarship.
The scholarship will either be disbursed by the host institution, the German

Embassy or will be paid directly to the scholarship holders banking account. Further details will be announced after admission to the scholarship programme on the Admission Letter

DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also

a) encouraged to apply for a research grant in Germany for 3 up to 6 months. Please note: The short-term research stay in Germany should preferably be announced in the application for the regular scholarship and can only be awarded if the necessary financial means are available.

b) invited to apply for different Summer Schools in Germany (four weeks).

All further details regarding additional benefits and the additional application processes will be provided after admission to the scholarship programme.


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