DAAD In-Region PhD 2019/2020 Scholarship Programme at AIMS South Africa
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, selfgoverning organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.
As part of the “In-Region Scholarship Progamme” DAAD offers
scholarships for PhD studies. The programme is funded by the German
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and 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
- 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.
PhD-scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be
extended upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must
demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
Closing date 8 November 2019
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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For related queries, please email [email protected]
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