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Four exciting scholarships for innovative researchers

Jul 12, 2017 | Research in Germany
Young African scientists at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

67th Lindau Laureate Meeting

Jun 26, 2017 | ASSAf/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
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Exporting German vocational training

Apr 19, 2017 |

German-South African Cooperation in Supporting Research Careers

Aug 3, 2017 | DFG
South African scientists

The National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are pleased to announce their cooperation in funding bilateral doctoral programmes. To jointly support German-South African International Research Training Groups (IRTG), the NRF and DFG have agreed on a coordinated application and funding process. Proposals can be submitted until October 1.

German scholarship opportunities for researchers

Jul 12, 2017 | Research in Germany

Are you a doctoral student or young researcher from abroad? Would you like to pursue a research project in Germany? Then do apply for an exciting scholarship from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme, Daimler and Benz Foundation, Kaiserslautern Research Matching or even a Networking Tour by the German Academic Exchange Service!

Young SA scientists attend prestigious Nobel Laureate Meeting

Jun 26, 2017 | ASSAf/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Young African scientists at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Five young South African scientists nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are attending the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is designed as a forum for young scientists from all over the world to have an in-depth exchange with Nobel Laureates. From June 25 -30, the small town of Lindau will see 28 Nobel Laureates and 420 young scientists.

Funding opportunities for Southern Africa

Apr 21, 2017 | DAAD
African Student

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.

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BIOZ in Dresden

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Fuel rods emitting Cherenkov radiation

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

Student from Ghana

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.