About Us


Information Center Accra

The DAAD Information Center Accra was established in October 2000. Since its establishment the Information Center staff has been offering face-to-face advice and information on all matters related to studying and doing research in Germany to several Thousands of Ghanaians and other West-Africans. The services of the Information Center are provided by the DAAD, so there is no fee to be paid by visitors. Due to the close co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Ghana you can also find all DAAD information booklets in the library of the Goethe-Institut.

The DAAD Information Center holds a monthly Introductory Session on Study and Research Opportunities in Germany. Participation in this session is mandatory prior to individual consultation. Participants will be given a participatory note after the session.

The DAAD Information Center Accra also holds symposia on various university campuses around the country. As a special service, the DAAD country director is available to give presentations on study and research opportunities in Germany upon invitation by a student or professional organization.

Self-funded students are encouraged to seek advice from the Information Center on the student visa interview.

For visits during consultation hours, no appointment is necessary. If you wish to arrange an appointment outside regular office hours please send us an email to info@daad-ghana.org. We are looking forward to talking to you!

(Lena Leumer)

Ms. Lena Leumer is the Director of the DAAD Information Center. After working at the DAAD headquarters in Bonn for 6 years, she joined the team in Accra in September 2017. She worked for DAAD’s Africa Section and the Strategy Section for Development Cooperation and has profound knowledge of Higher Education cooperation with countries of the Global South, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

(Felix Barnes)

Felix Barnes is the Programme Officer of the Information Center Accra. He joined the team after some years of study and professional experience in Germany. He did his Masters in Sustainable Resource Management in Munich - an International Degree Programme. Having studied in Germany as a foreign student, he is in the best position to help Ghanaian students wanting to study in Germany. He is available for personal consultation at the DAAD Information Center in the Goethe-Institut (next to NAFTI, East Cantonments).

(Christian Lasmothey)

Christian Lasmothey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation Studies (English, French, German) from the Ghana Institute of Languages.  He is also an alumnus of the DAAD Summer School Scholarship programme.

Having spent a summer at the University of Jena, he is privileged to have first-hand information about higher education and student life in Germany.  He is happy to assist you make your dreams and hopes of higher education in Germany a reality.

(Kekeli Abbey)

Kekeli Abbey joined the DAAD Ghana team in March 2018 as a kulturweit volunteer. He is a recent graduate from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, a university well-known for its international focus and study courses in English. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations.

Having studied in Germany himself he can offer first-hand advice to prospective students. Kekeli will support the DAAD Ghana team for the next six months and is eager to share his experiences with the German educational system and student life in Germany.

There are various ways to get in touch with us and stay up to date on current opportunities that are waiting for you in Germany. The Download Section provides you with useful material and guidance to everything related to Study and Research in Germany and the work of the DAAD Information Center in Accra.