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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 2023.​

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. 

Please navigate to the DAAD webpage for information on the scholarship programme and to the MBHG ​call document for the application process with relevant dates.​

To apply for this scholarship applicants must complete the Online MBHG DAAD Scholarship application form, and submit all required documentation, as outlined in the MBHG DAAD Scholarship Call document for review by the MBHG review committee before the internal deadline 13 March 2022 at midnight South African time​.

To complete the online MBHG DAAD Scholarship application form​ click here.

​For an overview of the application process please click here.

For any queries relating to the DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme​ please contact mbhgapplications@sun.ac.za