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DAAD/CERAAS Masters and PhD Scholarships 2020 for sub-Saharan African Students – Senegal

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Call for Scholarship Applications 2020 at Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS) in Senegal.

Application Deadline: 2nd June 2020

Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Senegal

About the Award: The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).

Field of Study: The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme Scholarships supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

The scholarships at CERAAS are available in the following fields:

  • Master Plant and Microbial Technology
  • Master Agroforestry, Ecology and Adaptation
  • Master Phytopharmacy and Plant Protection
  • PhD Ecole Doctorale – Sciences de la Vie, de la Santé et de l’Environnement (ED-SEV)

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: Applicants

  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division)
  • 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 residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public or private university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative)

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

Number of Awards:

  • Masters: up to 1 In-Country and 3 In-Region scholarships
  • PhD: up to 1 In-Country and 2 In-Region scholarships

Value of Award: 

  • The scholarship covers Tuition, Travel, Study and Research allowance, Monthly living and accommodation allowance as well as a Final allowance.
  • DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also encouraged to apply for a research grant in Germany for 2 up to 6 months. Please note: The short-term research stay in Germany should preferably be announced in the application for the regular scholarship.

The short-term research scholarship includes:
• a monthly scholarship payment for living costs which amounts to 1.000 € per month
• health/accident/personal liability insurance
• a flat-rate travel allowance

All further details regarding additional benefits and the additional application processes will be provided after admission to the scholarship programme.

Duration of Programme:  The duration

  • of the PhD programme is up to three years
  • of the Master programme is up to two years

How to Apply: If you are interested, then go through the Application requirements in the Programme Webpage (see Link below)

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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