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Scholarships for South African and Namibian academics

Feb 15, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
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Short guide to studying in Germany

Jan 31, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria

Funding opportunities for Southern Africa

Apr 21, 2017 | DAAD
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Each year, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funds over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe – making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind. Recently the DAAD Head Office renewed and expanded its In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships for Postgraduates in Southern Africa. Applications can be submitted until May 15, 2017.

Submission period for Green Talents Award now open

Apr 19, 2017 | DLR
Alumni Green Talents awardees in Germany

Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address ''Sustainable Production and Consumption''. Applications are open until May 23.

Dual training is a successful model

Apr 19, 2017 |
Vehicle production at BMW

The dual system of vocational training has proved an effective means of combating youth unemployment and skills shortages. Many countries would now like to introduce this model in partnership with Germany. Vocational education “Made in Germany” is a successful export. Germany is already collaborating with over 100 countries that have an interest in the German system.

Environment Expert Scholarships at German University of Excellence

Mar 28, 2017 | CIPSEM
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You are an expert in an executive position from a developing and newly industrialising country interested in environmental sustainability and striving to further your knowledge in this field? The German Ministry for Environment (BMUB), UNEP and UNESCO in cooperation with the Technical University Dresden are offering scholarships for four weeks to six month courses to further educate yourself in this field. 

International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange

Mar 8, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Young researcher at work in a laboratory

Many inspiring women such as Hildegard von Bingen, Maria Sibylla Merian or Marie Curie have shown the world what greatness lies within the supposedly weaker sex. However, women still today are often suppressed and do not have equal chances, rights or income as men. With the campaign theme #BeBoldForChange today’s (March 8) International Women’s Day encourages all to take action to help forge a better working environment and a more gender inclusive world.

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Germany is a land of ideas - Europe’s number 1 in terms of patent registrations - and among the most innovative countries worldwide. Internationally renowned institutions have made the country a hub of cutting-edge international science and research. Germany is also a partner in innovation to South Africa, developing research capacity and facilities jointly through exchange programs, research initiatives, academic conferences and high-level delegate visits.

The Higher Education System in Germany

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Higher Education plays a key role in German foreign policy, as it is still the basic resource for global development and wealth creation. In recognition of this, a lot has already been done to make Germany as a study location more attractive: Internationally-oriented bachelors or masters degrees are offered, study courses in English are more prevalent and systems are in place that allow for the accumulation and transfer of courses and exam results. Read more about how studying in Germany can boost your career and funding programmes.