Dear Students,

How would you like to work in a 2-weeks research camp together with Ugandan and South African students in November 2023 to analyze and co-develop solutions for the sustainable development of Ugandan rural communities?


The project team of the DAAD-funded SDG Partnership (“Strengthening education and research capacity for enhancing biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource use”) is excited to offer five students of HSRW an opportunity to take part in a three-week program, jointly organized with Makerere University (Uganda) and Central University of Technology (South Africa). The project budget will cover all expenses related to the travel to Uganda (flights, residence, visa cost, and travel health insurance). This program consists of a

  • 2-weeks field course in Uganda from the 6th until the 17th of November 2023.
  • 1 week of finalizing project results at the students’ respective home universities with a final (online) presentation.

The field course serves students to obtain a deeper understanding of sustainable (rural) development challenges and to acquire practical participatory research skills. You will learn about rural and urban environmental problems, biodiversity conservation, and general ecosystem assessment. Furthermore, you will be provided with insights into how to collect data from local communities and write a research report.

Travel information:

If you consider applying for the field trip to Uganda please be advised to consult the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Uganda: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise – Auswärtiges Amt (

Additionally, you need to keep in mind the visa requirements for Uganda; a passport valid for at least another 6 months after the planned trip and vaccination against yellow fever is necessary. Please make sure ahead of your application that you would be able to organize these in time for the trip. 


If you are interested in utilizing this offer you are expected to provide a motivational letter, your transcript of records, and your CV by the 8th of September. Please send the requested documents to If there are any questions regarding the application or the trip kindly contact: