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Foreign students made to wait months for German visa after admission – new report

Students in India, Morocco and Cameroon had to wait over a year before getting a visa appointment to study in Germany, according to a report. The Greens slammed the growing wait times as “discouraging and demotivating.” International students looking to study in Germany face growing hurdles to securing visas, according to a report on Thursday. At 24 German embassies and diplomatic …

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Orange, GIZ partner to impart digital skills on 20,000 youths in Africa

Orange and GIZ as two major institutions - one recognized for its expertise and know-how in the field of innovation, the other recognized by its experience and expertise in supporting the economic and social development of partner countries - will work hand in hand to train young people in digital skills, improve their employability and thus help reduce unemployment.

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Journalism exchange scholarship opens for African and German participants

International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) offer scholarship to six young African and five young German journalists. For two months the African participants will have the chance to work in Germany and will be integrated into the day-to-day journalism of their host newsroom while also researching stories for their home media. Journalists, aged 25 to 40, from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of …

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Kagame inaugurates Carnegie Mellon University Africa campus in Rwanda

Pittsburgh, US-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has opened its newly-built African campus in Kigali, Rwanda. The institution is the only American research university offering master’s degrees with a full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. Inaugurating the campus on Friday (22 November), President Paul Kagame said Rwanda had the potential, will and capacity of hosting international centres of excellence such …

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Are you an EdTech Entrepreneur?

Submit your proposal for a chance to grow your business and disrupt how secondary education is delivered across Africa The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting growth-stage, educational technology (EdTech) innovators to apply for an opportunity to grow their ventures while contributing to improving the quality of education …

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Meet the Ghanaian driving digital literacy in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies

    Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown, when public and private sector partners collaborate to solve key societal problems, there is virtually no limit to what can be achieved.    “Our continent is a wealth …

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More foreign-born teachers working in Germany

There are more teachers from abroad working in German schools than ever before. The last decade has seen an increase of 61% in the number of foreign teachers. More teachers in Germany have non-German passports than ever before, according to figures from the German Statistics Office Destatis published on 2 October. Despite the increase, the percentage remains relatively modest; only …

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Germany’s outstanding African students to be honoured in Hamburg

A laudable initiative to promote higher educational achievements among youth in the community of people of African origin in Germany holds its annual award ceremony in Hamburg on Saturday, 2 November 2019. The African Youth Education Awards (AYEA) motivates African-origin youth in the country to seek excellence in school. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed …

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Germany most popular non-English speaking country for foreign students

Germany has become the most popular country in the world for foreign students in the non-English speaking world. A new study released by two academic services found that students were attracted by better prospects. Ben Knight of DW reports Germany has overtaken France as the most popular non-English speaking country for international students, according to a new study. Germany came …

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German Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students. Application opens for 2020

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers, is offering fully-funded postgraduate placements for Developing Countries. These programs are open to pursuing a postgraduate degree program at German institutions of Higher education. With its development-oriented postgraduate study programs, DAAD Development promotes the training of specialists of new industrial countries. Benefits …

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Explainer: How refugees can apply for admission to German universities

For refugees and migrants seeking to access higher education in Germany, there are two major obstacles: The recognition of diplomas and other official certificates as well as the tedious process of assembling all documents required to apply. Benjamin Bathke of InfoMigrants takes an in-depth look at the admission process, required documents, application fees and more. In Germany, according to estimates …

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A quick introduction to studying in Germany for foreigners

Germany is called the land of ideas in academic circles and for good reasons. There are 427 state-accredited institutions of higher education – universities and polytechnics – in Germany. Together, they offer a total of over 18,000 degree programmes. In this piece Chijioke Kizito Onah, a postgraduate student of the University of Frankfurt and DAAD scholarship recipient, discusses strategies foreign …

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African students in Germany receive awards in Hamburg for academic excellence

The annual African Youth Education Awards (AYEA) took place on Saturday and was attended by more than 400 guests from across Germany. The event, which showcases the success of young people with African background in their educational endeavours, was attended by, among other dignitaries, the Mayor of Hamburg-Mitte, Falko Drossmann, and the ambassadors of Ghana and Nigeria to Germany, H.E …

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African Youth Education Awards 2018 ceremony holds in Hamburg

The youth empowerment initiative to promote educational achievement in the African community in Germany holds its annual award ceremony at the premises of the IHK in Hamburg on Saturday, 13 October 2018. The annual African Youth Education (AYE) Awards aim to motivate young people of African origin in Germany to seek excellence in school. The scheme was initiated in 2011 …

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Germany is desperate for teachers, experts proffer solutions

German schools are short by nearly 40,000 in total, the teachers’ association says. One answer could be permitting people to become educators even if they didn’t begin their careers that way. Nancy Isenson reports. “We haven’t had such a dramatic lack of teachers in Germany in three decades,” Heinz-Peter Meidinger, the president of the DL teachers association, told media days …

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