General Remarks

German state-maintained universities do usually charge no or only very moderate tuition fees, but you will have to pay for your own living expenses when studying in Germany. Depending on your chosen area, the costs of living (accommodation, food, health insurance, clothing, books, travel expenses etc.) can sum up from 600 to 700 Euro per month. It is required by the German Immigration Law that self-funded students must prove sufficient financial funds before being granted a student visa.

If you need financial assistance, you will have to contact one of the many scholarship-awarding organisations. The most extensive scholarship programme is that offered by the DAAD which is presented below.

DAAD scholarships

The scholarships offered by the DAAD are awarded to young higher education graduates from all academic disciplines. Since the DAAD-Scholarship-Programme aims primarily at contributing to the academic staff development of African universities or public research institutes, applicants must be among the very best young graduates in their home country: Grants are awarded solely on the strength of academic achievement. The applicant's financial circumstances only play a subordinate role. In this section you will find an overview of available DAAD scholarships according to the level of study.

If you wish to apply for a DAAD Scholarship, you may use the online application form which is provided here. Please take note that the DAAD does not offer any scholarships to undergraduate students apart from the study visits under the guidance of a lecturer. Applications for DAAD scholarships must not be sent directly to the DAAD head office in Bonn but can be posted to the DAAD Information Center Accra or to the German Embassy, Accra (DAAD / c/o German Embassy, P.O. Box 1757, Accra). Alternatively, they can be handed in at the DAAD Information Center or at the German Embassy.

Scholarship Alert!

Master of Law and Business

Apply now for a full scholarship for the Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business – Joachim Herz Program!

The top-ranked private universities Bucerius Law School and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of management have recognized the demand for lawyers and managers who have a command of both legal and economic issues. Hence, they are jointly offering the one-year Master of Law and Business – Joachim Herz Program. The course is taught entirely in English and supported by one of Germany’s largest charitable foundations – the Joachim Herz Stiftung. This Master of Law and Business effectively examines numerous aspects the law and business world and analyzes them from both a legal and a business perspective.

Bucerius Law School and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management are recognized as leading institutions of higher education in Germany and enjoy and excellent reputation worldwide.


·         Intensive one-year program, taught entirely in English

·         For law and/or business graduates with some work experience

·         International faculty from academia and practice

·         Class size of 50 students from around the world

·         8-week internship

·         Community Service Project

·         Career Advising and Professional Networking

·         Administrative and personal support

·         One full scholarship for a student from (Eastern) Central and Eastern Europe, other need and merit-based

scholarship available

Application Deadline: March, 31st each year

Contact: Ms. Inga Diercks at



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