Candidates can opt for a traditional PhD by research with a German supervisor, whom they must identify themselves, or participate in a structured PhD programme on offer at a German university. In this case, candidates must identify a PhD programme and apply to the programme in good time.
Detailed information about the PhD Scholarships can be found at: Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany
Degree Level: PhD
14 October 2022
This scholarship is highly competitive. Candidates are advised to start their application a year before the deadline. Time must be factored in for the identification of a German supervisor or PhD programme in Germany and to prepare a convincing PhD proposal.
Your application cannot be considered, if you have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline.
The scholarship can be taken up for all fields
No tuition fees are charged in Germany for PhD studies in Germany. The scholarship covers living costs, travel and health insurance for the scholarship holder.
Monthly scholarship payment for living costs: 1200 EUR;
A letter of invitation from a German supervisor or a letter of acceptance into a PhD programme in Germany is needed for the DAAD funding application. Candidates must identify their own supervisor or PhD programme in Germany. The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg (contact details below) can be contacted for more information.
Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:
The DAAD funding application is online through the DAAD application portal. More details can be founded under the links below.
Please note that this scholarship is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.