Jobs & Fellowships

DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships

January 28, 2019

DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with The Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) and Strathmore University, Kenya (SU) are offering:

  • Up to 5 PhD scholarships in Health Management

We invite highly qualified candidates to apply for these scholarships. Potential candidates are invited to read the application information below and submit their applications no later than Sunday 24th February 2019 at 5.00pm. Please note that applications received after this date will not be accepted.

 Value of Scholarships

  • The scholarship includes full tuition fees, monthly stipend at DAAD rates, limited contribution research costs. However, please note that this is not a full scholarship, as DAAD will only provide funding as stated in the scholarship information sheet.
  • Successful applicant will be registered at Strathmore University and supervised by renowned health systems researchers from the university and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. They will also have access to various generic skills training offered by IDeAL


  • You must be a citizen from any Country within Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • You must have Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree qualification with at least above average results
  • You should have proof of admission to Strathmore University for the indicated programme or official letter assuring admission.

Equal opportunities

  • Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Duration and Commencement

  • Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of three years (PhD). The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual application to DAAD

Relevance to development

  • PhD proposals must demonstrate relevance to development.

 Application Procedure and Deadline

  • Applications for these scholarships are will be managed jointly by IDeAL and Strathmore University.
  • Please use the Requirements for Applicationas set out in this Call for Applications and submit your completed application to the address below no later than Sunday 24th February 2019 at 5.00pm.
  • Please note that applications received after this date will not be accepted.

To start application process visit

Please note upon clicking you will be directed to Strathmore University website application portal. Please follow the instructions outlined in the portal

For inquiries, please contact us:

Dr. Sam Kinyanjui

Director, IDeAL and Head of Training, KWRTP

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Tel + +254 709 983000



Prof. Ruth Kiraka
Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Strathmore University
Tel: 0703 034258/497/397