ST32 – In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme – Call for Applications Busitema University – edition:
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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 the following long-term impacts:
• Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related
problems in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities
To achieve these long-term impacts, the following outcomes have been
formulated as programme objectives:
Programme objective 1: Graduates have qualified to take over responsible
positions in 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 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 from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree who want to pursue Master’s courses, either
• in their home country
(In-Country scholarships are aimed at students who study in their home
country or in the country for which they have a residence permit.)
- or –
• in another Sub-Saharan African country
(In-Region scholarships are aimed at students who want to participate in a study programme in a country of their home region (here: Uganda/outside their home country)).
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 2021.
The awarding of scholarships will be subject to the provision of funds.
- Applicants must meet the following DAAD criteria:
- • have successfully completed generally a three-year Bachelor’s degree with
- above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division if applicable)
- • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
- • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
- • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years
- ago at the time of application
- • must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
- • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate
- considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public
- sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme
- Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are
- especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
- 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.
- Please note: Busitema University might have additional requirements for
- admission to the university.
- Eligible fields The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject
- areas with strong relevance to national development.
- The scholarships at Busitema University are available in the following field:
- • Master in Public Health
- Place of tenure Busitema University, Uganda
- Duration and
- The duration of the Master programme is generally two years (regular period of
- studies) and is usually starting in September 2021
- Please note that the maximum duration of the scholarship is based on the time that is left until the scholarship holder has reached the regular period of studies in that programme; i.e., if you apply for a DAAD scholarship starting in your second year of studies of a three-year programme, the maximum duration of the
- scholarship will be two years.
- Application and
- Selection Procedure
- The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the DAAD application deadline as well as Busitema University’s deadline.
- First step: Applicants must apply for the scholarship via the DAAD portal. Applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application. DAAD Deadline: 15 December 2020.
- The link to the DAAD portal is
- Parallel to this process, applicants must at the same time apply for admission at Busitema University using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. Busitema University has set its own deadlines. Please inform yourself about the respective admission processes at the host institution.
- Only complete applications made to both the DAAD and to Busitema University
- will be reviewed.
- *Please note: In some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, a document from the Qualifications Authority for previous studies undertaken outside the respective country must be submitted for admission to the universities (e.g. Accreditation from National Council for Higher Education in Uganda). Please note that the application for these documents may take long and that it is the applicant’s
- responsibility to get informed at an early stage in order to receive the documents from the respective authorities in time.
- DAAD will conduct a formal examination of the applications received via the DAAD portal according to DAAD criteria. Only the list of applicants who meet the DAAD application requirements will be availed to Busitema University for the next step.
- Second Step:
- Busitema University will screen, pre-select and shortlist the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the
- ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple (at least double) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.
- DAAD reserves the right of final selection.
- Documents to be submitted for the DAAD scholarship application in English:
- • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
- • Curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at
- http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including a list of publications (if
- • Recommendation letter by university lecturer
- • Letter of admission from the host university / institution / network
- • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
- • Letter of motivation and a timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned
- research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
- • Copy of the passport
- • If available, information on the recognition of the university degree certificates
- in the host country
- • If applicable, information on the UNHCR registration as refugee
- *Please note: The scholarship only becomes effective as soon as the Admission
- Letter from the university is issued. This must be submitted to the DAAD Portal as
- soon as possible and is part of a complete application.
The scholarship covers: Item Payment Amount
Tuition Fees* Once a year the regularly charged amount
Study and research allowance
annually 460 EUR
Printing allowance once at the end 400 EUR
(Accommodation, Food etc.)
monthly In-Country: 240 EUR
In-Region: 380 EUR Travel allowance
The flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award
Health Insurance (In-Region only)
Will be administered by DAAD regional office for Africa
*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 individual scholarship benefits.
The scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship holder´s bank account. Further details will be announced after admission to the scholarship programme
in the Letter of Award.
Additional benefits DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also
a) encouraged to apply for a research stay 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.
The short-term research scholarship includes:
• a monthly scholarship payment for living costs
• health/accident/personal liability insurance
• a flat-rate travel allowance
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.
Contact and advice DAAD Contact Person: Ms. Vivian Magero
Busitema University Contact Person: Prof. Samson Rwahwire: