10 PhD Scholarships that you can apply for right now

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CARTA PhD Fellowships for African Researchers

Application Deadline: 30th April

The call for application for the CARTA PhD Fellowships 2019/2020 is now open. The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is currently offering a collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health. 

African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility (ACADEMY) Scholarships for African Staff/Students

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Application Deadline: 30th April

ACADEMY focuses on the mobility of students, academic and administrative staff between the partner universities, as well as from all the other universities across the African continent.

University of Sussex Peter Carpenter Africa Climate Scholarship for African Students

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Under the very generous support from Sussex Alumnus Peter Carpenter, University of Sussex offers scholarships to African students to undertake PhD projects on Africa climate science.

IDRC Research Awards for Students from Developing Countries (Fully-funded to Canada)

Application Deadline: 23rd May

The International  Development Research Centre (IDRC) is offering research opportunities to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.

AIMS-Carnegie PhD Scholarships in Data Science and its Applications for PhD Students

Application Deadline: 30th April

The AIMS-Carnegie Research program in Data Science and its Applications aims to position Africa at the forefront of information science. It also seeks to ensure that scientists worldwide are able to fully contribute to the above goal.

Wageningen University/Makerere University/Kyambogo University PhD Scholarships

Application Deadline: 15th May

MAK (Uganda) & Kyambogo University (Uganda), in collaboration with Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) and The Africa 2000 Network (A2N) invites applicants for 2 PhD scholarships under a four-year Project titled ‘Restoring Resilience & Stimulating Stewardship of the Manafwa Watershed (2019 – 2022)’

SA-GER-CDR Masters & PhD Scholarships + Internships for African Students (Fully-funded to study in South Africa and Germany)

Application Deadline: 15th May

For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, the DRD – Institute of Development Research and Development offers DAAD merit scholarships per year.

Cranfield University PhD Scholarships for the Next Generation of Agricultural Research Scientists for Africa

Application Deadline: 5th May

This is an exciting opportunity providing nine fully-funded PhD studentships covering a wide range of topics vital for building capacity in African agricultural research. The PhD candidates will work with Cranfield University (UK), Rothamsted Research (UK) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Morocco).

Joint PhD Scholarships in Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM) in West Africa – University of Exeter/Queensland

Application Deadline: 19th May

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the QUEX Institute.

Zhengzhou University President Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 30th June

The scholarship aims to sponsor international postgraduate students to pursue their degree, especially the doctor degree, in Zhengzhou University.


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