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Short guide to studying in Germany

Jan 31, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Ambassador Lindner with Captain Wunderlich of the POLARSTERN

German Research Vessel Day in South Africa

Dec 22, 2016 | German Embassy Pretoria

The Einstein Fellowship for out-of-the-box-thinkers

Feb 21, 2017 | Einstein Forum
A young thinker can spend time at Einstein's summer house

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler Benz Foundation are offering fellowships to support outstanding young thinkers who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialisation, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2017.

SPACES Scholarships for research in the field of Earth System Management

Feb 15, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Waterberg landscape in Limpopo

The SPACES Programme is offering scholarships for graduates, PhD candidates and Postdocs from Namibia and South Africa concentrating on Earth System Research. The grantees will be able to conduct a short-time research stay in Germany this year. The bursaries can include both financial as well as scientific support for individual research projects.

Four South African academics go on Study Tour on Higher Education Financing to Germany

Feb 7, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Participants Adv. Mabuda and Prof. Habib with German Ambassador Lindner

The #FeesMustFall movement was one of the most significant matters in South Africa in 2016. Scholars were fighting for the fees of Higher Education to fall and therewith make education more accessible to the broader nation. Consequentially, many South Africans in the education sector reflected on what can be done to decrease study fees. The German Embassy therefore wanted to contribute to the discussion by adding an international perspective and send four of South Africa’s most honorable academics on a Study Tour, organized by the Goethe-Institut. The tour took place from November 13-19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Short guide to studying in Germany

Jan 31, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
University of Kassel

Looking for a place to study? If so, a German university could be a great choice. Whether you are looking for part-time, full-time or by distance learning studies, Germany offers great academic training and an international atmosphere that will make your student days unforgettable. A few conditions such as receiving a school or university diploma recognition, or having enough money to live and study in Germany must be regarded. These and further necessary conditions will be presented in the following.

Learning to understand what prompts migration

Jan 10, 2017 |
Ifo refugee camp in Dabaab, northeastern Kenya

In a Master’s programme coordinated by University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration.

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BIOZ in Dresden

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Science, Technology and Innovation

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.