Applying for scholarships
Promising candidates from African countries may apply for a scholarship from different organizations including the Bread for the World – Protestant Service for Development, Germany (BftW) scholarships especially designed for IMPEQ. Bread for the World - Protestant Service for Development may offer scholarships for promising candidates coming from private education sector in Africa, holding leadership positions (e.g. school leaders, teacher trainers, university staff).
Schoolteachers as well as people working in state-run educational institutions are not eligible for scholarships.
The scholarship includes all costs for travel to and from the periods of attendance, the local programme, food and lodging, insurance and study material. It does not cover personal necessities and preparatory costs (such as costs for acquiring visas, authentication of certificates; local transport etc.). The scholarship will not be paid to the participants.
Prospective students can apply for a scholarship. Here are some options:
Bread for the World provided 20 scholarships for the first 3 cycles of the programme, a total of 60 scholarships until now. And they will also provide new scholarships for the next cycle. To apply this scholarship you need to fill this form other than “programme application forms”
FOR CATHOLIC APPLICANTS
If you are Catholic, KAAD runs a programme for applicants from sub-Saharan African countries. University graduates, who have already taken over responsibility in church and society could apply for the programme. The focus countries are Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Interested graduates can fill an online questionnaire, which they find on the application webpage www.kaad-application.de.
For detailed information about application requirements and procedures, we recommend you to read FAQ brochure on the web page
For this programme there is a preference for Catholic applicants. Among the scholars there is however also a limited number of: Protestant Christians, Orthodox Christians (especially from Ethiopia), Muslims. The age limit for KAAD scholarships is 30.
For further information, please check
Albertus Magnus Programme
IWM runs a programme for all African countries called Albertus Magnus Scholarships. This programme is only for the priests from the catholic background.
For further information, please visit programme web page and fill out the forms. (In German)
FOR PROTESTANT APPLICANTS
VEM is also running a scholarship programme for African applicants with a Protestant background who are wishing to pursue master and PhD degrees. Personal applications should be backed by local Protestant churches and applicants should be under the age of 40. VEM is also asking from the scholarship holders to work some time for the organization. For more and detailed information, please check the website and download the application forms.
A scholarship application to VEM should be accompanied by the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- School and university records
- Signed contract of cooperation between sending church and scholarship applicant
- Signed document that the scholars received and accepts the guidelines
-Proof of language skills
- Outline of planned study programme
- Letter of acceptance from the institution of studies
- Detailed budget proposal
FOR ALL APPLICANTS
For all applicants, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is providing many scholarships in different areas.
To apply for DAAD scholarships a letter of motivation or a research exposé is required. The letter should have
*Facts about your education, skills and knowledge
*Planned studies: study programme, number of semesters
*Academic knowledge, skills and language skills
You also need to underline your academic motivation, why you wish to take the study programme, your expectations of studying in Germany and the reasons for applying for a scholarship. The letter of motivation should be between one and three DIN A4 pages long.
You can find different scholarship options from the databank of DAAD. Please check the web page. You can search the database with words like “Africa”, “education”
During the application applicants also provide confirmation letter from the sponsor organization.