APPLY || LATEST DAAD Kenya Master’s Program in German Studies at the University of Nairobi (2022/23)
Do not miss out of the currently ongoing LATEST DAAD Kenya Master’s Program in German Studies at the University of Nairobi (2022/23)
Deadline: March 31, 2022
The University of Nairobi is now accepting applications for the DAAD Kenya Master’s Program in German Studies, which will begin in 2022. “Promotion of DaF courses to support German universities abroad” is a program that provides master’s level courses in German as a foreign language (DaF) at various sites across the world in order to train German teachers who are in high demand.
In light of the growing demand for qualified teachers at universities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the goal of this program is to prepare young African graduates of German-language programs for a career as a German teacher as well as for a career in higher education administration.
The University of Nairobi’s two-year master’s program (M.A. German Studies) was established in 1993 and is now in its twentieth year (UoN). With the title “Scholarships for the training and further education of African German students and German lecturers,” the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has been funding the course since 2011, with up to 10 scholarships (in country and in region) at the University of Nairobi and a one-semester stay in Germany included.
- Grant rate of 240 euros per month (for Kenyans) or
- Grant rate of 380 euros per month (for non-Kenyans)
- Payment of the tuition fees at the UoN
- Annual research grant
- Health insurance (for non-Kenyans only)
- Travel allowance (for non-Kenyans only)
- Applicant should have a Bachelor’s Degree in German Studies or German as a Foreign Language (DaF) as a major or minor;
- At least Second Class Upper Honors;
- Knowledge of German at least at B2 level or equivalent;
- The last degree should not be more than 6 years old at the time of application.
- Applications can be submitted only within the period given via the DAAD portal.
- After the formal examination (aptitude and completeness), the preselected applicants must apply to the UoN for admission to the Master’s program.
- Successful applicants will then be forwarded to the commission for professional assessment and invited to an interview with the commission by the Nairobi branch office (possibly via video or telephone conference).
- In addition to previous academic achievements and knowledge of German, selection criteria include a convincing presentation of the professional and personal motives for participating in the course.
- Only Master’s students admitted to the course by the UoN (with a “Letter of Offer” from the university) can receive a DAAD scholarship.
For more information, visit DAAD Kenya.