Division of Molecular Biology and​​ Huma​​n Gen​​e​​tics​​ ​ ​​ ​

​​​​​​​​​​​DAAD In-Region Scholars​​​hip Programme

​​​Call for MSc and PhD Scholarship Applications 2021 ​

The DAAD In-Region Scholarship 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. ​

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) at Stellenbosch University, by offering up to 5 In-Region Scholarships for MSc studies and up to 4 In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies at MBHG for the intake 2021.​ 

Download DAAD_Call _for_Application_2021.pdf.​​


The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) who want  to participate in a study programme (MSc or PhD studies) at the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. Stellenbosch University will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. 

Download MBHG_DAAD_Scholarship_Call_Document.pdf


To apply for this scholarship applicants must submit the completed MBHG DAAD Scholarship application form, along with all required documentation, as outlined in the MBHG DAAD Scholarship Call document for review by the MBHG review committee before the internal deadline ​midnight, 30 April 2020.​

Download MBHG_DAAD_Scholarship_Application_Form.docx


For any queries relating to the DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme​ at MBHG contact:

Dr. Marisa Klopper

Tel: +27 21 938 9957​