The KAAD is the scholarship institution of the Catholic Church in Germany. Applicants are therefore of catholic denomination: post-graduates or academics who already have work experience and plan to do post-graduate studies or spend a period of research at a higher-education institution in Germany (two to six months for researchers). If recommended by the local churches, also non-Christian candidates are eligible for funding. In general, applications are submitted to the partner committees in the candidates' home countries. The programme is open to applicants from developing or transition countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America.
post-graduates with excellent academic merit and potential who already have work experience from developing or transition countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America. Candidates are of catholic denomination and plan to do post-graduate studies or carry out a research project in Germany. If recommended by the local churches, also non-Christian candidates are eligible for funding.
Master's course, doctorate or post-doctoral studies
The KAAD cooperates with the single focus- and partner countries of the regions. Applications are submitted to the partner committees in the candidates' home countries, candidates from non-partner countries will be eligible only as an exception. Detailed information on the partners is available on the sites of the single supporting regions:
The orientation of your studies or research should lead towards permanent reintegration in your home region (otherwise the scholarship is turned into a loan).
please request from the individual partner committees