News and Events


News and Events


Boost your Career

DAAD and the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, will partner in conducting an Alumni seminar on proposal writing, publications and DAAD programmes:

  • Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
  • Time: 9:00 – 16:30
  • Venue: Library Auditorium, UWC

RSVP by 28 April 2017.

9:00 – 9:50

Library Aud. (Foyer)



Library Aud.

Opening of Event

  • Introduction & Welcome (Dr Stefan Buchholz/Philina Wittke)
  • Welcome Address by Rector Prof Tyrone Pretorius
  • Welcome Address by Consul General Mr Matthias Hansen
  • Keynote Address by DAAD Alumnus / Alumna, Panel Discussion
  • Introduction to the Workshops (Dr Stefan Buchholz, Philina Wittke, DAAD)

11:00 – 12:45


Workshop A

Write a grant winning proposal

Dr Sharman Wickham (UWC)

Workshop B

Get your paper published

Dr Bingwen Yan (UWC)

Workshop C

Rock the Job Interview,

Jenny Doll (Get it Together)

12:45 – 13:45

Library Aud. (Foyer)

Lunch Break

13:45 –15:00

Library Aud.

Workshop D

Introduction on DAAD and DAAD  Scholarship Programmes,

Dr. Stefan Buchholz (DAAD, UWC)

15:00-16:30 Library Aud. (Foyer)

Poster Session & Exhibition

  • Individual Consultations

Visit of Cape Flats with guided tour of UWC students

Please find the programme in PDF format:

Transport will be arranged from and to

  • Stellenbosch Campus, Stellenbosch

  • UCT Campus, Cape Town

Space is limited, please register under by 28 April 2017 with

  • Name
  • Name of institution
  • Year of your DAAD funding
  • Transport requirements
  • Workshop Preference

Doctoral Education Seminar

  • Invitation to Doctoral Education Seminar
  • 25 April 2017
  • Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein

Dear Doctoral Supervisors and Doctoral Students

Postgraduate studies are of interest to many – for government it is a way to grow healthy societies, eradicate poverty and contribute towards the wealth of a nation; for the economy has knowledge become “raw material” – it has commercial value; for universities it is a way to grow the knowledge basis and for society it is to develop the social fabric of society.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/German Academic Exchange Service) and the Central University of Technology (CUT), Bloemfontein, will partner in conducting a seminar on the topic of Doctoral Education. During this seminar a new book on doctoral education, “Get ready … Get set … Go! Wil be launched (Editor of book - Laetus OK Lategan. Publisher – Sun Media, Bloemfontein.) The seminar will be based on concepts designed in this book.

The details of the seminar are:

  • Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017
  • Time for Registration: 09:00 – 10:00
  • Time of Programme: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Venue: Library and Information Services, Bloemfontein Campus.

This invitation is extended to

  • National University of Lesotho (National University of Lesotho) Maseru Campus
  • Central University of Technology Welkom Campus
  • University of the Free State Qwaqwa Campus

Please RSVP by 10 April 2017

Application process

Please send an email to with the following

  • Name
  • Name of institution and campus
  • Field of research
  • Title of Thesis (if you are a PhD candidate)
  • Short motivation

Please find the following invitation, poster and programme for your ease of reference:


The future of an academic life starts here

Every year the University of Witwatersrand hosts a Post-Graduate Welcome Day. It is organized by the Human Recourses Department of the university and seeks to inform students about a postgraduate academic life. Faculties, libraries, publishing houses, faculties and scholarship organizations offered consultations to look into masters or a PhD options.

With music to energise the mood, food and drink to keep those student engines running, informative speeches and curious students, DAAD felt it was a great place to engage. The DAAD South Africa was privileged to be invited again and have a full table with a lot of students interested in embarking on a post-graduate journey.

It is inspiring to talk to students and learn about their plans to do a post-graduate degree. DAAD South Africa strives to make post-graduate plans come true and when a student walks away with a smile, we feel we will hear from them again.


The DAAD Team was invited to the Career Day at the German School in Pretoria (Deutsche Schule Pretoria) on 21 February. It was an enriching experience to engage with pupils that are looking for career opportunities after school.

Did you know that you can study in Germany with your South African matric? In Germany, there are 400 institutions of higher education with more than 20,000 degree programmes. 1,800 of them are offered with English as the language of instruction. Sounded like the place to go for many pupils from the German school. Engineering and Humanities were sought after most. But also Law, Medicine and Administrations sounded like options for the audience. The questions and aspirations were all well prepared; and the whole Career Day well organized. It is always a pleasure to plant the seed to study in Germany – and even if that is not your plan, we are still around to consult over studying in Africa or South Africa with DAAD.