Jaco Herbst

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) hosted an information session on Monday, 10 September at DUT Mansfield Hall to provide students with study and research opportunities in Germany.

DAAD is an academic exchange service and awards scholarships to students who want to pursue study and research opportunities in Germany. It is the largest funding organisation in the world for international exchange students.

Speaking during the information session, Jaco Herbst, Programme Advisor; DAAD Information Centre in Johannesburg encouraged students to study in Germany, highlighting the programmes they fund. He also encouraged students to seek information on their online platforms on available opportunities and application process.

“This organisation awards scholarships for Master and PhD for any field of study. Anyone can apply, our scholarships are available to people all over the world,” said Herbst.

International Education Officer, Carol Newman, expressed her delightfulness for the valuable information shared during the information session.

“The students received the message very well. They have been asking for this opportunity from our office for a while now. I think the representatives from DAAD being here and explaining it was really good indeed,” said Newman.

“From today’s session, it was an information sharing in terms of what opportunities are available for postgraduate students to study in Germany, whether to study full-time or to spend a period of the studies in Germany, while registered here in South Africa,” added Newman.

Chemistry student, Nomnotho Jiyane said the information session provided clarity on her aspiration to further her studies in Germany.

“I would like to study in Germany, not because it is a European country but because DAAD offers scholarships which are full packages, you do not need to pay for anything. Overall, I also think that their programmes options are very good,” said Jiyane.

Pictured: Jaco Herbst, Programme Advisor; DAAD Information Centre in Johannesburg speaking about DAAD Scholarships at the DUT Mansfield Hall.

Sandile Lukhozi