The academic relationship between Germany and East Africa has brought in opportunities for students, young scientists and professionals pursue their career through scholarship grants, exchange programmes and collaborations between universities.

German has been taught at Kenyan secondary schools since January 1988, with 58 such schools now offering it as a subject. The regional office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Nairobi has been active there for more than 40 years.It promotes academic exchange between Kenya and Germany. The DAAD runs a large number of programmes, awarding scholarships to especially gifted Kenyan students that enable them to study in both Germany and Kenya. DAAD has also established several centres of excellence to promote future leaders in Africa. By establishing Centres of Excellence at leading African universities, the DAAD aims to create modern educational capacities. The improvements in the educational quality and the greater research capacity available at these world-class hubs will enable the next generation of leaders to acquire training in line with international standards.

To further strengthen the academic relationship between the two countries, the German Foreign Office and the Kenyan Ministry of Education signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on the establishment of the Eastern African-German University of Applied Sciences in Nairobi on February 9 2017. The project will help create a model of vocational-oriented academic training in close cooperation with industry, the aim being to boost employment among the young population. »»Eastern African-German University of Applied Sciences

Reasons to Study in Germany

German universities have a quite good network with universities all over the world. Every year thousands of students have the opportunity to pursue their studies in Germany. But what makes Germany attractive to foreign students?

Germany Degree is recognised worldwide!

German higher education is one of the best in the world! Whether it’s cars or education, people everywhere recognise “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality. A German university degree is highly respected by employers around the world.

 Degree programmes also available in English!

More and more courses and degree programmes are being offered in English, especially at the master’s degree level. You’ll find an overview of international degree programmes in Germany.

Diverse range of study opportunities!

There are almost 450 state-accredited universities with some 17,500 degree programmes in Germany. German universities offer degree programmes in every possible subject and academic level – bachelor’s, master’s, state examinations or doctoral degrees.

Scholarship programmes!

As an international student with outstanding academic achievement, you have good chances of receiving a scholarship to finance your studies in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is one of the largest scholarship organisations in the world and offers countless scholarship programmes.

Very low tuition fees compared to other countries!

The tuition fee in German universities is relatively low compared to other countries. Most German universities receive considerable financing from the government. Some master’s degree programmes come with tuition fees but they’re not as high as in other countries.

Relatively low cost of living!

Compared with other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is reasonable. The cost of living is equivalent to the EU average. Students get reduced prices at theatres, museums, opera houses, cinemas, swimming pools and other institutions. All you have to do is present your student ID.

Germany job seeker visa valid for 18 months!

Students from the new EU member states and all other international students can extend their residence for a further 18 months provided they have completed their studies successfully. You have these 18 months to find a job which is appropriate to your education. In order to extend your residence permit for the purpose of seeking a job you must prove that your livelihood is secured.


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