to contribute to the creation of a knowledge-based society through academic and non-academic capacity development programmes

facilitates the production of a new generation of innovative knowledge workers, including the provision of scholarships and access to exchange programmes, as well as the establishment of graduate  studies programmes and mentoring.

The SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme will operate as graduate research programmes under the coordination of the selected host academic institution in the SASSCAL member country to manage academic processes, host students and implement training products in collaboration with German partner institution. .

The SASSCAL capacity development agenda aims at developing and supporting a strong network of SASSCAL Alumni. The purpose is to allow SASSCAL graduates and scholarships holders to stay connected with SASSCAL.