DAAD/ZMT Doctoral Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students

DAAD/ZMT Doctoral Scholarship for Sub-Saharans: Scholars from Sub-Sahara Africa are hereby invited to apply for the DAAD Doctoral Scholarship Pre-selection by ZMT for the next academic sessions. The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) advertises 2 doctoral scholarships starting in Fall. Additionally, 2 further doctoral scholarships can be granted starting in 2022.

The scholarships are related to the interdisciplinary research topic “Adaptation of marine socio-ecological systems to changing environments”. The scholarships will be granted by the DAAD and are funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP). ZMT will make a preselection and nominates successful applicants to DAAD.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD/ZMT GSSP

Scholarship to be taken at: Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Germany

Scholarship level: Masters

Scholarship Slots: 4 scholarships available.

Scholarship Worth: see scholarship benefits (below)

Subject Eligibility: multiple disciplinary project

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Students from sub-Sahara Africa


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DAAD/ZMT Doctoral Scholarship | Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants need to originate from Sub-Sahara Africa.
  • They need to hold a university degree (international degrees must be equivalent to German “Diplom”, “Magister” or “Master”).
  • The last final exam (Master’s degree or equivalent) must have taken place no longer than six years ago.
  • At the time when DAAD receives the nomination letter (March 2021), applicants must not have resided in Germany for more than 15 months prior to the nomination.
  • ZMT strives to increase the proportion of women in research and encourages females to apply for these positions.
  • Eligible Fields: The doctoral projects of the scholarship holders are based on one of the following ZMT departments and one working group. The working group leader acts as main scientific supervisors.
    • Biogeochemistry und Geology
    • Ecology
    • Theoretical Ecology and Modeling
    • Social Sciences.

Funding Details | BENEFITS

The scholarships will be granted for up to 4 years (upon successful evaluation each year) and will be granted directly by the DAAD.

The scholarship includes:

  • a scholarship installment of currently €1,200 per month;
  • travel allowance;
  • payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover;
  • a research allowance of currently € 460 per year
  • a preparatory intensive German language course starting in Summer 2021
  • under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive monthly allowance for accompanying family members (about €200 child allowance per child and about €275 marriage allowance);
  • Research Stays abroad are possible if they do not take longer than 25% of the scholarship period.


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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested and eligible candidates should proceed to submit your application under the following link until the specified deadline. Application should be accompanied with the below listed documents . It is important that you visit the scholarship official information page to get the full application guide.

Document Requirements: The application consists of

  • Personal details
  • Your CV (max 2 pages)
  • Concept of your Doctoral project related to the above mentioned topic: max 2-page. This concept has to be discussed and approved by a ZMT workgroup leader before submitting it. Please contact the ZMT workgroup leader beforehand!
  • Letter of support from ZMT workgroup leader
  • Letter of Reference from 2 referees (according to this template)
  • Letter of Motivation (Why would you like to pursue a doctoral project at ZMT? Why do you think the suggested working groups could fit your interests?) – max 1 page
  • Master and Bachelor degree certificates

Application Deadline: To be Updated.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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  1. I am interested to learn my M.sc program in Germany. My first degree is land resources management and environmental protection in stream of soil and water conservation from Mekelle university. But i want to study m.sc in integrated water resources management and related fields.
    Thank you


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