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Scholarships and funding by the DAAD




The DAAD representation in the Kenyan capital Nairobi started as a small adjunct office in September 1973. By 1979, the small office had grown into a fully-fledged DAAD Regional Office for Africa providing information about DAAD’s full range of academic programmes. Today, the Nairobi Office with its ten staff members offers consultation on study and research opportunities and funding possibilities for individual scholars in Germany and the East Africa region, for university collaboration between German and East African universities and research institutes, and for capacity building for university staff members at East African universities. The DAAD Regional Office for Africa is responsible for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South-Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi.

Research Grants

These scholarships offer young scientists the possibility to implement a research project in a university or research institution in Germany. There are four types of scholarships: Short-Term Grants (1-6 months), One-Year Grants (7-10 months), Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees or Grants for complete doctoral programs.
PhD and Research in Germany | DAAD Kenya

Research stays for University Academics / Re- invitation for Former Scholarship Holders

Researchers and university professors that have defended their thesis can apply for a research stay in Germany. Former scholarship holders can also profit from this opportunity within the framework of the program « Re-invitation ».
Funding for Researchers and Faculty | DAAD Kenya

Study scholarships for artists and architects

These scholarships address graduates of schools for architecture, plastic art, design, cinema, music and dramatic arts (stage direction, dance, choreography etc.) that wish to enhance their knowledge and pursue their studies in Germany.

Study Visits in Germany

University teachers of foreign universities may apply for a funding of study visits in Germany for groups of max. 15 students and a teacher. The visit shall include an academic programme with at least two German universities and cultural activities.

In-Country/in-Region scholarships within Africa

The In-Country/In-Region programme supports the training of future professionals and managerial staff in developing countries. The programme thus offers scholarships to future university teachers from developing countries for postgraduate courses (Master) and for doctorates.
In-Country/ In-Region Scholarship Programmes Eastern Africa | DAAD Kenya

Scholarships for special programs

Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)
Leadership for Africa: Master in Germany
Master’s Programme in German Studies

Scholarships for German University Summer Courses

With the aim of allowing students of all areas of studies and German levels of B1 to enhance their German language skills, the DAAD offers a scholarship for intensive German courses (3-4 weeks) in a German university during the summer months.
University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Stu-dents and Graduates | DAAD Kenya

Detailed information about all DAAD scholarships as well as scholarships of other German organisations are available on:

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi Appointed Acting DVC Academic Affairs



Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The Academic Registrar, Professor Buyinza Mukadasi has been appointed Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of Makerere University, for a period of six (6) months effective 11th July 2024 to 10th January 2025 or until a substantive First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is appointed whichever comes earlier.

He is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics and served as the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University from 2014 to October 2022. Buyinza holds a PhD in Forest Economics from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia. He holds a number of professional enhancement certificates and Diplomas.

As Director DRGT he was charged with the oversight responsibility of all institutional research grants and graduate training in the university. Prof Buyinza served as the Deputy Director in Charge of Administration and Graduate Training (2010 – 2013); Head, Department of Community Forestry and Extension, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Resources (2003 – 2005, 2008-2010) at Makerere University.  Buyinza grew though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Professor (2007) and Full Professor (2010) at Makerere University.  He has over 20 years experience of University research and teaching in the field of Forestry and Natural Resource Economics.  He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 10 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources. He has also acted as an external examiner in many regional and international universities. He is a member of many professional bodies and served as the Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2013). He was the Institutional Focal person (2010-2022) and Chair of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), 2014 – 2018.

Buyinza has published widely in the field of forest resource economics, environmental incomes, economics of biodiversity conservation, and Environmental Incomes for Rural Income and livelihoods. He has authored more than 150 papers in International peer-reviewed referred journals, 4 book Chapters, attended more than 70 conference proceedings and has presented in more than 140 conferences/seminars/workshops.

Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration and has tremendous capacity for resource mobilization. He has been Principal investigator (PI) of 15 research projects and as Co-Principal Investigator in many other institutional research grants. He is the Coordinator of various externally funded research capacity building initiatives at Makerere University. He has a wealth of research management experience with special focus on in the field of natural resources economics, and environmental governance.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025



Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25



Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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