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DAAD scholarships in Nigeria 2024


DAAD scholarships in Nigeria 2024

DAAD scholarships in Nigeria offer a unique opportunity for Nigerian students and professionals to study or conduct research in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is Germany’s national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Each year, DAAD provides scholarships and grants for Nigerians to study and do research at diverse German higher education institutions and universities.


Some key facts about DAAD scholarships in Nigeria for 2024:


DAAD scholarships are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate (master’s and PhD) studies in various subjects like engineering, sciences, arts, social sciences, and more.

Applicants must have a letter of admission from a public or state-recognized German university to apply for DAAD scholarships. The admission letter serves as proof of acceptance at a university in Germany.

For postgraduate programs, DAAD provides monthly stipends of €850 for master’s students and €1,200 for PhD candidates to cover living expenses in Germany. Undergraduate scholarships typically cover tuition fees as well.

The standard duration of DAAD scholarships is generally aligned to the normal study period of the academic program (eg. 2 years for master’s, 3-4 years for PhD). Scholarship extensions are possible under certain conditions.

Scholarship applications for the 2024 intake should be submitted before DAAD’s annual deadlines falling typically around September/October 2023 for programs starting in April/October 2024. Early application is always advised.

Aside from excellent academic merits, DAAD evaluates applicants based on key criteria like language skills, study/research proposal, motivation letter, and extracurricular engagement. Proficiency in German is mandatory for scholarship holders.

Recent DAAD funding priorities for Nigeria include empowering female students and supporting programs related to SDGs, sustainability, innovations, peace, and conflict studies. Interdisciplinary projects are favored.

Upon successful completion of studies/research, DAAD scholarship alumni are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills to benefit Nigeria’s development through expertise transfer partnerships.

Alumni are also eligible for DAAD postdoc grants enabling them to spend another year in Germany undertaking further research collaborations with their supervisors/mentors. This strengthens academic networks between Nigeria and Germany.

In summary, DAAD scholarships in Nigeria 2024 offer Nigerian students full or partial financial support to advance their education at top German universities, while exposure to German culture and work experience enhances career prospects on the global stage. With its extensive alumni network, DAAD continues building academic and research linkages between both countries.


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