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 20 IAEA PhD Sandwich Fellowships for African Countries Students, Africa

The International Atomic Energy Agency is now launching a very beneficial PhD Sandwich Fellowships programme for the academic year 2020/21.

There are 20 awards available for talented students/scientists who want to pursue a PhD degree at Chartered Universities in Africa.

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A worthy opportunity for African students to get study fund for PhD Sandwich program in Africa

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Founded in 1957, the IAEA is the world‡s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. Its global standard-setting projects provide a framework for the equitable participation of Member States on a worldwide scale.

Why should apply for Sandwich programme? By joining the programme, students will gain advance knowledge in AFRA Regional Strategic Cooperative Framework and develop/enhance their human resources capacities.

Application Deadline: September 18, 2020

Brief Description

  • University: International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Awards: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: At least 20
  • Nationality: African candidates
  • The award can be taken in Africa


  • Eligible Countries: African Countries
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The PhD Sandwich Fellowship Programme focuses on the following regional priority thematic areas:
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Human Health and Nutrition
  • Water resources management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Industrial Applications
  • Energy Planning
  • Climate Change and
  • Radiation Safety
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must have a master‡s degree from a recognized university.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants who meet the above-mentioned qualifications are requested to complete and submit application form through the online InTouchPlus platform http://intouchplus.iaea.org) for the fellowship.
  • Supporting Documents: The following required application materials must send to Division for Africa:
  • The candidate‡s Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of the duly certified Master‡ degree
  • Transcripts of the Master‡ degree NB: Preference will be given to candidates with at least upper second class honours degree.
  • An official letter from the candidate home university confirming that the candidate is registered and enrolled in the PhD programme
  • A Letter of admission to a foreign University
  • A language certificate from a certified language centre
  • A recent medical certificate from an authorized Medical Consultant.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission applicants must have a previous year degree
  • Language Requirement: Demonstrate the English language ability through the IELTS test.


International Atomic Energy Agency will provide all the following study expenses:

  • Training fees (registration fee, bench fee, course fee and examination fee) paid to then foreign University
  • Return airfares
  • Medical insurance and a
  • Monthly Stipend to cover accommodation, food costs and training/research materials

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