The KAAD is the scholarship organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany for postgraduates and academics from (developing) countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
By providing scholarships, educational events and personal and spiritual guidance, it supports its scholarship holders in view of their future multiplying activities in their home countries. This is done in cooperation with partner committees and associations of former scholarship holders in these countries, with the aim of (academic) network building and a contribution to holistic development that includes the religious and interreligious dimension.
In the 1950s, when German Catholics began to pay closer attention to issues and tasks of the global church, lay organisations in particular became aware of the opportunities that could arise in this field through dialogue with students from overseas. Thus, KAAD emerged from an initiative of the Catholic Congress which took place in Fulda in 1954. In 1958 it was formaly registered as a non-profit association with its headquarters in Bonn
KAAD Scholarship 2023-24 in Germany (Fully Funded)
Scholarship Programme 1
KAAD’s scholarship work can be subsumed under three programmes: Scholarship Programme 1 comprises
>> the Invitation Programme in cooperation with the focus countries and is aimed at postgraduates and persons with proven professional experience who are usually invited to Germany for postgraduate studies or research stays
>> In-country Programme for Master’s studies in the home country: at fifteen locations in eight countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Peru, Zimbabwe)
>> Third-country Programme for Master’s studies in a selected third country (e.g. Bangkok/Thailand for students from Myanmar). Third-country scholarships for students from other continents are possible at selected third-country locations. This applies in particular to refugees from Syria studying in Lebanon and Jordan.
Scholarship Programme 2
Scholarship Programme 2 supports students from countries of the Global South who are already studying for their PhD or Master’s degree in Germany. The Catholic University Chaplaincies have the right to propose suitable applicants.
Scholarship Programme 2
Eastern Europe Programme
The Eastern Europe Programme supports – in cooperation with the partner committees – PhD and Master’s programmes, as well as shorter study and research stays in Germany.
University: German Universities
Degree level:Masters, PhD
Scholarship coverage: Fully Funded
Eligible nationality: Developing Countries
• Covers tuition fees.
• Provides a monthly living allowance
• Includes a travel allowance to cover transportation to and from Germany.
• Offers a German language course before the start of the program.
• Provides health insurance coverage.
• Offers opportunities to participate in academic and cultural events.
Official link: https://www.kaad.de/en/stipendien/
Deadline: 30 June 2023