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It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with ICIPE by offering up to 6 InCountry/In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies at ICIPE Africa Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS) for the intake 2021

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020.

About the Award: As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a Master’s degree who want to pursue PhD courses, either

  • in their home country In-Country scholarships are aimed at students who study in their home country or in the country for which they have a residence permit.)

or –

  • in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships are aimed at students who want to participate in a study programme in a country of their home region (here: Kenya/outside their home country).

Eligible Field(s): PhD in Insect and Related Sciences

Type: PhD

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following DAAD criteria:

  • have successfully completed generally a two-year university Master’s degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars
must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
Please note: ICIPE might have additional requirements for admission to the

Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African countries

To be Taken at (Country): ICIPE, Kenya

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award:

  • Tuition Fees*
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only)
  • Health Insurance (In-Region only)

Duration of Award: The duration of the PhD programme is generally three years and is usually starting in September 2021

How to Apply: The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the DAAD application deadline as well as ICIPE’s deadline.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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