Online Application Portal

The link to the online application portal can be found here.

Please ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements before starting to fill in the form. In case of doubt, you may check the funding programmes through or contact the DAAD Information Center Accra.

The following links will guide you through the personal funding section of the DAAD portal:

01 Registering in the Portal

02 Submitting an application

03 Changes to personal data

04 Subsequent submission of attachments

05 Messaging function

06 Submitting an application for extension

07 Submitting an application for additional payments

08 Submitting the declaration of acceptance

09 Submitting the simplified application for Further Funding (selected programmes only)


PhD Application (Long-term and short-term research grants)

 Applicants for the DAAD doctoral research grant are now required to complete an online application process before submitting the overview (a PDF file called "Bewerbungszusammenfassung.pdf").  Please be aware that only complete application forms, including all necessary documents, will be processed!

To gain access to the application page please visit and then enter your “Status” (in this case ‘Doctoral candidate’), your “Country of origin” and your “Subject” (subject area of research). Please select ‘DAAD funding programmes only’.  Click on refine your selection.  Find and click on the link “ Research Grants for Doctoral candidates and Young Academics and scientists”.  Grants are either long-term (more than 6 months mostly leading to the award of a PhD) or short term (less than 6 months).  Choose the appropriate for your application.