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2018 ARPPIS-DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Study at ICIPE, Kenya

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with  the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, are offering doctoral research scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS). There are total twelve ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries.

The primary objective of ARPPIS is to prepare young researchers from Africa to compete in an internationally competitive research environment within national, regional and international research programmes.

Icipe is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation, and offers programmes and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education.

Applicant must have good command of the English language (written & spoken).

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 4, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for training in insect sciences for development.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs.
  • Number of Scholarships: Twelve ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries.
  • Nationality: Citizens of sub-Saharan African (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Kenya

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of sub-Saharan African (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • The applicant must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa. However, some country restrictions apply.
    • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division.
    • A Master’s degree taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project.
    • The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
    • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply.
    • Preference will be given to applicants with a maximum age of 36 years (men) or 40 years (women) by 31st December 2018.
    • Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission depending on the eligible PhD project(s) selected by the candidate. For information on applicant requirements for each project
    • A working knowledge of English (written & spoken).
    • Completed application forms and accompanying supporting documents. Note: please start the application process as soon as possible, especially if some of the supporting documents are difficult to obtain.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

Introduction –  To apply it is necessary to submit online scholarship application form.

How to Apply: Download and complete the scholarship Application Form

To download the Application Form as a doc file click here

To download the Application Form as a docx file click here

    1. Find a list of the available projects here: List of projects
    1. Then go to the online application platform by clicking here and add information and upload your completed Application Form and the following documents:
      • Certified copies of all university degree certificates. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
      • Certified copies of all university transcripts. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
      • Copy of a signed recommendation letter from your employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
      • If applicable, an official letter confirming that you will be granted study leave from your university or research organization. The letter must be on university/organization letterhead.
      • If applicable, an official letter confirming release from teaching duties (university staff members only). The letter must be on university letterhead.
      • Close-up photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulders.
      • Copy of National ID.
      • Copy of Passport biodata page (the page with your photo and personal details)

The accepted formats for documents are: doc, docx, pdf, rtf, zip, rar, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, tif, and the maximum size for any one file is 5MB.

Once you have entered and uploaded everything, click the Continue button. This will take you to the Review your Entries page where you can review and change anything in your application. When you are satisfied with your application, click the Continue button to submit your application. This cannot be undone, so please make sure all your application information is correct before submitting. We will send an email acknowledgement when we receive your completed online application.

Application Form

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