Yousef Jameel Doctoral Scholarship at Humboldt-Universität 2020/2021 for Students from North African Countries

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With support of the Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund, Humboldt-Universität will annually award five scholarships to doctoral candidates in the natural science fields.

Application Deadline: 15th July 2020

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia.

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

About the Award: Promoting the development of young scientists and scholars is a declared goal of Humboldt-Universität. Humboldt-Universität places a high priority on preparing leading young researchers and scientists for careers in research and teaching.

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Field of Study: Informatics/ Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology/ Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Agricultural Science.

Type: PhD


  • Applicants must possess an academic degree and fulfil the requirements necessary for admission to a doctoral programme at the appropriate Humboldt-Universität faculty. The applicant must obtain admission to a doctoral programme (Promotionszulassung) before the scholarship’s starting date.
  • Very good written and spoken English as well as good German communications skills are required.
  • Applications will only be considered from students of Arab countries and Turkey who credibly demonstrate their intent to return.
  • To increase the proportion of women at the university, applications from qualified women are particularly encouraged.
  • Disabled persons will receive preference, assuming equal qualifications.

Number of Awards: 5

Value of Award: The stipend awarded is in the amount of 1340 Euros per month, plus materials expenses.

Duration of Program: The scholarships are awarded for a period of three years and commence on October 1.

How to Apply: 

  • A cover letter detailing the intended field of study of the doctoral program, as well as the motivation of the applicant;
  • A CV and list of publications, if applicable;
  • An Exposé including a detailed work plan for the three-year scholarship period (maximum ten pages);
  • Copies of academic records and references from previous employers, with certified German translations if necessary;
  • An evaluation from the applicant’s Ph.D. supervisor of the Humboldt-Universität.

Send Applications and Questions to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Yousef Jameel Scholarship
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

[email protected]

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