DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships Eastern Africa

DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships Eastern Africa

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with The Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) and Strathmore University are pleased to announce that they are offering up to  5  PhD scholarships in Health Management.

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DAAD invites highly qualified candidates to apply for these scholarships. Potential candidates are invited to read the application information below and should strictly adhere to the set guidelines while submitting their applications.


  • The scholarship includes full tuition fees, monthly stipend at DAAD rates, limited contribution research costs. However, please note that this is not a full scholarship, as DAAD will only provide funding as stated in the scholarship information sheet.
  • Successful applicant will be registered at Strathmore University and supervised by renowned health systems researchers from the university and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. They will also have access to various generic skills training offered by IDeAL

Eligibility for DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships Eastern Africa

  • The Scholarship is open to citizens of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • You must have Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree qualification with at least above average results
  • You should have proof of admission to Strathmore University for the indicated programme or official letter assuring admission.

Equal opportunities

Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should strictly adhere to the guidelines below:

Eligible program/field of study:

Applications for DAAD PhD scholarships at Strathmore University must be in the following program/field of study:

  • PhD in Healthcare Management

Relevance to development

PhD proposals must demonstrate relevance to development.

Duration and Commencement

Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of three years. The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual application to DAAD

Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply for the scholarship, you first need an admission letter from Strathmore University as the host institution.

Applications for these scholarships are will be managed jointly by IDeAL and Strathmore University.
Applications should be submitted to Strathmore University no later than Sunday 24th February 2019 at 5.00pm.

Application Documents

Submit all the documents listed in the Requirements for Application document and the DAAD information sheet 2019/2020. Please download the requirements document here. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Click hereto download the Reference Form.
  • Click hereto download the Graduate Application Form.
  • Click hereto download the DAAD Information Sheet.


For more Inquires on DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships Eastern Africa, Kindly Contact

Dr. Sam Kinyanjui,

Director, IDeAL and Head of Training, KWRTP KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme.

Tel: +254 709 983000

Email: iddr@kemri-wellcome.org


Prof. Ruth Kiraka,

Dean, School of Graduate Studies,

Strathmore University.

Tel: 0703 034258/497/397

Email: sgsdean@strathmore.edu


Kindly Visit  DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships Eastern Africa for more information .


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