[2021] DAAD Doctoral Scholarship For Scholars From Sub-Sahara Africa

This is an amazing opportunity for students from Sub-Sahara Africa!


The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) has announced that it is offering two doctoral scholarships in 2021 for students from Sub-Sahara Africa. That’s not all. The scholarship program will add two more spots for outstanding students in 2022.

If you live in Sub-Sahara Africa and meet the required criteria, you should make sure to apply as soon as possible because the scholarship program is granted by the DAAD organization and funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP).

We want to mention that the scholarship positions offered by the DAAD Doctoral Scholarship 2021 are awarded to the interdisciplinary research topic of “Adaptation of marine socio-ecological systems to changing environments”.

Therefore, successful applicants will get the chance to work in the following departments: Biogeochemistry and Geology, Ecology, Theoretical Ecology and Modeling, and Social Sciences.

DAAD Doctoral Scholarship 2021 for Scholars from Sub-Sahara Africa


Here are the benefits that the scholarship program includes:

  • a scholarship installment of currently €1,200 per month;
  • travel allowance;
  • payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover;
  • a research allowance of currently € 460 per year
  • a preparatory intensive German language course starting in Summer 2021
  • under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive a monthly allowance for accompanying family members (about €200 child allowance per child and about €275 marriage allowance);
  • Research Stays abroad are possible if they do not take longer than 25% of the scholarship period.

DAAD Doctoral Scholarship 2021 for Scholars from Sub-Sahara Africa


Check out the criteria below:

  • Applicants need to originate from Sub-Sahara Africa.
  • They need to hold a university degree (international degrees must be equivalent to German “Diplom”, “Magister” or “Master”).
  • The last final exam (Master’s degree or equivalent) must have taken place no longer than six years ago. At the time when DAAD receives the nomination letter (March 2021), applicants must not have resided in Germany for more than 15 months prior to the nomination.
  • ZMT strives to increase the proportion of women in research and encourages females to apply for these positions.

Official Letter and Deadline

If you meet the selection criteria, then you should CLICK HERE and access the official website where you can submit your online application. We are advising all students to hurry up because the deadline is December 20, 2020.

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