DAAD Sub-Saharan African Regional PhD Scholarship Award Program 2019/2020

DAAD Sub-Saharan African Regional PhD Scholarship Award Program 2019/2020: We like to bring to your notice that applications are now open for the Regional PhD Scholarship Award Program 2019/2020 of DAAD fully funded for PhD studies at AIMS South Africa. The scholarship is open to all interested students from the sub-Saharan African Region who meet the eligibility conditions. The DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme does not just focus on aiding students development but also encourages the production of academically fits individuals sufficient enough to handle to challenges ahead.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD Scholarships/German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Scholarships to be taken at: AIMS South Africa.

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships.

Scholarship level: PhD Study level

Slots: Several.

Scholarship Worth: Worth not stated but will cover full funding

 Subject Eligibility: Please see scholarship description.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Students from the Sub-Saharan African region.

English Language Requirement: Not a necessary requirement. But students should be able to conduct research in English language.


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Scholarship Description (DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme):

The scholarship referred to as DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme is awarded for PhD studies and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is aimed at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The target group for scholarships are postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with a Master’s degree who want to pursue PhD courses in South Africa (In-Region scholarships). It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with AIMS by offering up to six In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies in the field of Mathematical Sciences. Students although registered at UWC, UCT or Stellenbosch University will need to be affiliated to AIMS South Africa either through co-supervision or research collaboration. Students will be required to spend some time at AIMS South Africa throughout their studies.

Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be eligible for the DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme, applicants must

  • have successfully completed generally a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper forth of class)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African Country, excluding South Africa
  • should generally be
    a) staff member of a public university,
    b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
    c) from the public sector

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

Application Procedures for the DAAD Sub-Saharan African Regional PhD Scholarship Award Program 2019/2020 – How-to-Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates would be required to complete some application forms at the official scholarship webpage.

Please click here for more information supplied by DAAD about the programme.  It is important that you take careful note of all the instructions regarding forms that need to be completed and supplied.

Note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For related queries, please email [email protected]

Visit Official Scholarship Webpage to Start Application.

Application Deadline:  8 November 2019

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