The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has given 15 scholarships to University of Nairobi (UoN) post-graduate students.
The scholarships will cater for 14 Masters students and 1 PhD student undertaking German studies at the University of Nairobi from 2014. Among the awardees are 5 from Kenya, while others are drawn from Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Presenting the scholarships to the students at the University of Nairobi, the German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Peschke noted that UoN and DAAD have had a strong partnership in the promotion of academic excellence for over 40 years. Each year, DAAD provides financial support to over 120,000 highly qualified students and faculty for international research and study.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, thanked DAAD for the scholarships and affirmed that the University will remain supportive of the partnership with DAAD. Prof. Magoha noted that the University of Nairobi has been hosting DAAD lecturers in the Department of Linguistics and a number of students, researchers and staff under the exchange programme with DAAD.
DAAD Director, Dr. Helmut Blumbach congratulated the scholarship recipients noting that it was on competitive basis.