DAAD scholarship for Nigerian students 2024

It’s 2024, and today, we will talk about the DAAD scholarship for Nigerian students who would love to study in Germany for free. Here, you’ll discover information about DAAD scholarship initiatives tailored for global students and researchers such as Nigerians, alongside opportunities from other distinguished funding institutions.

DAAD scholarship for Nigerian students 2024

Nigerian-German Postgraduate Training Programme PhD • DAAD. The primary goal of the program is to cultivate the next generation of academics and researchers by financially supporting their pursuit of doctoral degrees in Germany.

1. Eligibility

Highly accomplished individuals associated with the oil and gas sector are welcome to apply. You can even apply for DAAD without IELTS but you’ll need other proficiency test.

2. Funding opportunities

Doctoral degree (individual project or structured program) in a field connected to the oil and gas industry.

The funding duration is typically, up to 3 years.

Funding benefits

  • A full-time, up to 6-month preparatory German language course, including accommodation and allowance, or an online language course from home with a lump-sum payment.
  • The monthly scholarship rate (for accommoda-tion, food etc.) is 934,00 € for Master candi-dates and 1.200,00 € for PhD candidates.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses through an appropriate lump sum, disbursed upon arrival in Germany and during the funding period.
  • An annual study and research allowance of €460.
  • Coverage for accident, health, and personal liability insurance.
  • Additional individual allowances available upon request.

3. Selection process

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) will conduct an initial screening of candidates and nominate them for the subsequent phase.

Successful applicants must then apply via the DAAD Portal, where an independent committee of scientists will evaluate and select the scholarship recipients.

Additional details

The official call for applications for DAAD scholarship for Nigerian students will be released by the PTDF.

DAAD Scholarship for Nigerian Students Application Process

To apply for the scholarship, you need to use the DAAD portal online. This portal is only open during the application period. Once the deadline passes, it closes until the next year.

Your application and all documents must be in English. Here’s what you need to submit:

  1. A completed DAAD application form (you can find this on the DAAD portal).
  2. Your CV, signed by hand. Include a list of any publications, if you have them.
  3. Copies of your academic degrees and transcripts. Your Bachelor’s degree should be at least second class upper division, and your Master’s degree should be at least a B+ grade (or equivalent).
  4. Proof that you’ve passed the PTDF pre-selection.
  5. A reference letter from a university teacher, sent through PTDF.

DAAD Nigerian-German Postgraduate Training Programme PhD

First, let’s talk about who is eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be preselected by the PTDF.
  • For a Master’s scholarship, candidates should have completed a three-year Bachelor’s degree by the start of the scholarship.
  • Doctoral candidates should have a two-year Master’s degree with above-average results in a field related to the oil and gas industry.
  • Candidates should have relevant experience in academia, industry, or the public sector.
  • A strong motivation and commitment are essential.
  • Applicants should have completed their last university degree no more than 6 years ago at the time of application.
  • Only nationals or permanent residents of Nigeria are eligible.
  • Candidates must choose to pursue their Master’s or PhD in a field related to the oil and gas industry.

What Does the Scholarship Cover?

  1. The scholarship includes a German Language course (up to 4 months) in Germany before starting university studies.
  2. It covers a Master’s degree or PhD program at a state or state-recognized university in Germany. Candidates must apply for these programs themselves.
  3. The scholarship duration for a Master’s is up to 24 months, and for a PhD, up to 48 months, starting in October 2024.

Note on PhD Scholarships

  • PhD scholarships are initially awarded for one year and can be extended annually, up to 48 months, based on progress.
  • A committee of independent German professors decides on extensions.
  • For PhD candidates, you need to add:
    • A detailed abstract of your research proposal (no more than 10 pages), including a timetable.
    • If you have it, an invitation letter from a German academic supervisor.

    You can find master’s programs in Germany at Hochschulkompass.

Note on Master’s Scholarships

  • These are awarded for 24 months.
  • Continued funding after the first year requires proof of academic progress.
  • If you’re applying for a Master’s, add these:
    • A motivation letter (1-3 pages).
    • A completed DAAD form about your preferred master programs. You can find it here: DAAD Form
    • If you have it, a notification of admission from a German university for the master’s program you want.

Value of the Scholarship

  • Monthly allowance of €934 for Master candidates and €1,200 for PhD candidates.
  • Travel tickets are paid and booked by PTDF.
  • Includes health, accident, liability, and care insurance.
  • Annual study or research allowance.
  • Four-month preparatory German language course in Germany, starting in June 2024.
  • Family allowances if the family stays in Germany (visa appointments for family members can take up to a year).
  • Additional allowances like rent subsidy.

Selection Process

  • Apply for the scholarship through PTDF using their prescribed method.
  • PTDF will screen and shortlist applicants.
  • Successful candidates then apply through the DAAD Portal.
  • Final selection is made by a committee of independent scientists.

The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Summer Time (CEST) on the last application day.

Incomplete applications won’t be considered. It’s your responsibility to make sure your application is complete.

Read also: DAAD is one of EU scholarships to apply for

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