Application - Deadline 3. April 2024 -

Application procedure

Your application (in English language) should emphasize your motivation and personal/professional benefit for your participation. You should illustrate how you are planning to imply the gained knowledge and what possible stakeholders for collaboration you may identify for your professional career.

Your application (in English language) must include the following documents in one single pdf file:

 a filled-out application form: The form is available on application form

 a short CV with photograph and relevant documentation of Alumni status

  an abstract on “Challenges and solutions for implementing medical innovations in the home country” (the
  main topics are listed above; abstracts must not exceed one page; please use font type “Arial”, font size
  11, 1.5 line spacing).

  a short description of your present duties/ position and your personal professional goals, indicating
  your envisaged field of activities and duty level.

  an overview on seminars, workshops or conferences visited in Germany after finishing your studies
  in Germany.

The PDF-document should be named ‘Last name_First name_country’ (e.g. Mustermann_Mara_Germany).

Please send your application, as one single pdf file, latest by 3 April 2023 (23.59 CET) via mail to:[at]

Please note: Completeness of personal data mentioned in the online application form will affect your eligibility as a participant.

After the review by the local organizing committee and DAAD, the invited participants will be notified end of April 2024.

Eligibility criteria for participation

This seminar targets Alumni of German universities

who are citizens of countries listed on the OECD DAC list (link),
 who are currently living and working in their home countries / in the Global South, and
who carried out research or studied in Germany for at least 3 months

•    which were funded within the framework of
               the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme,
               the Centres of African Excellence or
               the SDG Graduate Schools

You should have

1a proven background in academic fields relevant to the topics of medical professionals (doctors, laboratory technicians, therapists, etc.), employees from the fields of orthopedics, health informatics and economics as well as multipliers from the aforementioned fields in university teaching,
2professional experience and personal interest in one of the following areas:
research, education, NGOs, government agencies, policy making, project development, local communities, and related stakeholders,
3the requirements to act as a potential change agent (multiplier) who will present the training seminar results in your home country and thus disseminate the acquired knowledge as well as develop ideas and projects for regional implementation,
4adequate language proficiency which is essential to actively participate in the workshops and discussions as the seminar will be held in English.

Eligibility for repeated attendances at SDG Alumni Projects:

Participations in SDG Alumni Projects are limited to a maximum of 2 participations within 4 years. The year of participation, not the year of application, is decisive for the calculation. (This rule does not apply for attendance in a completely digital SDG Alumni Projects (formerly Alumni Special Projects).

Cost coverage

The organizers cover the following costs:

(1)International return ticket from and to airport in Germany (lowest possible economy class airfare)   
(2)Train tickets (2nd class): Airport to Zwickau – preferably Rail & Fly                                             
(3)Travel health insurance and visa costs (max. 16 Eur/person, in case the budget does not allow for a higher reimbursement)                                             
(4)Accommodation and meals during the stay in Zwickau for the training seminar                            
(5)Transport on excursions (will be paid)                                                                                     
(6)Transport from Zwickau to Düsseldorf (will be paid)                                                              
(7) Accommodation and partial living expenses during the trade fair participation in Düsseldorf (will be organized
 and paid by the DAAD)
(8)Entrance fees at the trade fair in Düsseldorf                                                                          
(9)Transport from the hotel in Düsseldorf to the departure airport (will be paid)                               

Please note:

The items (1), (2) and (9) are funded up to a maximum amount of 900 Euro/person.

We will pre-reserve a hotel room for you for the period of the training seminar in Zwickau. Therefore item (4) is funded with a lump sum of 96 Euro/day/person for accommodation and meals. Catering costs for evening events are deducted pro rata.

The DAAD will pre-reserve a hotel room for you for the period of your stay during the MEDICA trade fair participation in Düsseldorf.

Please keep in mind that living expenses are only covered partly during your stay in Zwickau and Düsseldorf.

You must cover by yourself any other costs, such as transport costs between your place of residence and “your” airport, and travel costs for visa application in your country of residence. Please keep in mind that living expenses are only covered partly during your stay in Zwickau and Düsseldorf.

Extensions of stays before the training seminar/after the SDG Alumni Project MEDICA 2024 are only possible up to 5 working days and upon submission of a comparison of flight ticket prices before you start your travel.

You will have to pay any difference between the flight ticket prices for the official arrival/return date (see above) and your actual date of travel before/after your extension. You must also cover by yourself any additional travel costs, subsistence costs and other additional costs of your extension.

Extensions beyond 5 days must be of an official nature which you need to justify, e.g. through visits to universities, organizations, institutions, companies etc. and with details about contact persons and a day-to-day programme of activities. These extensions must be approved by DAAD before you start your travel. Decisions by DAAD are made on an individual nature based upon your justification, your programme etc.

For any extension, you need to organize your accommodation by yourself, and, very important, you have to make sure to have a valid health insurance for the extension days as well as a valid visa for the additional days.

For further questions, please contact our organization team

Any changes regarding unknown situations are subject to change.


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c. mult. H.-Christian Brauweiler
Lehrstuhl für BWL, insbes. Betr. Rechnungslegung und Interne Revision
Campus Scheffelstraße, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Univ. of Applied Sciences)
+49 (0) 375 536 3541


Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Tom Schaal
Lehrstuhl für Gesundheits- und Pflegemanagement, insbes. Management im Gesundheitswesen
Campus Scheffelberg, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Univ. of Applied Sciences)
+49 (0) 375 536 3404


Claudia Winkelmann, Dr.-Ing.
Büro: Scheffelstraße 39, Haus 6
+49 (0) 375 536 3506
+49 (0) 375 536 3421[at]


Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Postfach 20 10 37
08012 Zwickau

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