Germany has become a popular destination for foreign students looking for an international education. German Universities offers internationally recognized programs at a relatively cheaper cost compared to UK, USA or Australia.
Moreover, there are a significant number of available scholarships that allows foreign students to study in Germany for free. As an international student, the financing of your studies is most likely one of the major concerns. Most international students look for part-time student jobs to cater for their expenses or they get support from their families. To support academic research in Africa, Germany has partnered with several universities offering funding opportunities in Africa. Some of the scholarships enable students to go for a semester abroad in Germany.
There are a good number of scholarships for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD courses in Germany. But it is advisable to begin searching for scholarships early enough while you are still in your home country. Below is a selection of current and past calls scholarships and awards in Germany and in Africa.