DAAD-Information Centre South Africa



DAAD South Africa


SH 3151, Third Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House

University of the Witwaterand

PO Box 269, Wits, 2050


Tel: +27(0)11 717 9334

Fax: +27(0)86 295 3175


Email: daad@wits.ac.za

This website provides extensive information for students and researchers who are interested in going to Germany in order to study or do research. Germany has one of the best education systems in the world and a qualification gained in Germany will surely boost your career. Furthermore, German universities don't expect a study fee, which means that studying is free.

DAAD also offers In-Country scholarships for South Africans to study in South Africa, and  In-Region Programs for students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study in South Africa.

We hope this website will assist you in finding all the information you need, such as information on the higher education system in Germany, various degree programmes at German universities, scholarship opportunities through DAAD, Alumni experiences, as well as events organised by DAAD South Africa all over the country.

This website also provides information for German students and researchers about South Africa.

Meet the DAAD Team at their office in Johannesburg or during events all over the country


DAAD Head Office in Germany is happy to announce the renewal and expansion of the In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme for Postgraduates in Southern Africa and South Africa.

In-Country Scholarships fund students to study at Institutions of Higher Education in their home countries.

In-Region Scholarships funds Southern African students to study in the region.

This programme, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, seeks to strengthen and expand DAAD’s regional network of high-quality academic partners offering development-related Master and/or PhD studies which are geared towards capacity building and strengthening of teaching and research staff.

DAAD is therefore looking for institutions which can provide postgraduate academic degree programs with the capacity of contributing to sustainable development. For this purpose, all higher education institutions from South Africa and Southern Africa wishing to participate as partner institutions in the programme are invited to submit their application. Subsequently, successfully affiliated institutions will be supported with a quota of Master and/or doctoral scholarships.

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