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LLM students in Eastern Africa May Apply for DAAD Scholarships Until 16 February 2018

Prospective LLM students who are citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa have the opportunity of acquiring one of the 30 Masters scholarships offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These are offered in cooperation with Makerere University's Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT). These new scholarships are offered alongside the 13 other scholarships already offered to PhD students.

The multiple scholarships are under the Makerere University Joint Application to the 2018 DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies, Eastern Africa program. The scholarships are tenable at Mekerere University, the breakdown of which is as follows:

  • Joint Applications (10 PhD and 20 Masters)
  • School of Public Health (3 PhD and 6 Masters)
  • Integrated Watershed Management (4 Masters)

Included in the eligible programs under the joint applications are Master of Laws (LLM) programs. Candidates coming from less privileged groups and regions, as well as female applicants those with disabilities, are encouraged to send their applications.

For the first stage of the application, the deadline for which is 16 February 2018, aspirants must address their written applications to the DRGT Director. Candidates must enclose with their applications certified copies of their transcripts and certificates for their prior master's or bachelor's degrees, two letters of reference, evidence of admission application (or at least a temporary letter of admission) and for PhD applicants, evidence of teaching employment in any university.

Applicants can send scanned or PDF copies of their requirements by e-mail to or hard copy directly to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Research and Publications Office, Lincoln Flat B5, Makerere University. Applications received beyond the deadline of 16 February 2018, 5:00 pm will not be considered.


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