University of Bonn Doctoral 2018/2019 Scholarship Program for Developing Countries

- March 20, 2018
University of Bonn Doctoral 2018/2019 Scholarship Program for Developing Countries

A prerequisite for applying is having at least two years of relevant professional experience.DAAD, the German exchange centre through the Centre for Development Research (Zentrum fur Entwicklungsforschung- ZEF) is providing scholarships to young scientists from all over the world.

Application Deadline: 31st August, 2018.
Offered annually? Yes

To be taken at (country): Germany

Eligible Field of Study: Economics, social sciences, sociology, political science, economics, development economics, agricultural and resource economics, agronomy, biology, ecology, forestry, mathematics or earth sciences.

About the Award: ZEF’s doctoral studies program aims at attracting young scientists from all over the world with an outstanding master’s or equivalent degree in economics, social sciences, sociology, political science, economics, development economics, agricultural and resource economics, agronomy, biology, ecology, forestry, mathematics or earth sciences. Candidates preferably have work experience in national or international research institutions, governments, or the private sector. Interest in interdisciplinary research is a prerequisite.

Type: Postgraduate Degree

Selection Criteria: A prerequisite for applying for the DAAD scholarship is having at least two years of relevant professional experience. Other prerequisites for admission include:
  • Academic qualification: An excellent master or equivalent degree: G.P.A. higher than 3.0 in the American system, or a grade higher than 2.0 in the German system or equivalent.
  • Innovative research ideas: Candidates application must contain a Graduate Research Statement (See in link below). The statement should describe a development problem candidate considers interesting and important; include main research questions and the proposed methods linked to them; and literature references. The statement should have a maximum of 4 pages. The Graduate Research Statement may relate to ZEF’s research areas (see in link below) in a broad sense or may address a topic in another development research area. The selection committee will assess all research statements on the basis of orgininality, analytical rigor, and relevance.
  • ZEF’s doctoral program is conducted in English. Therefore candidates require the following English language skills: IELTS (band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based). Successful candidates can attend a two-month German language course prior to the study program.
  • There is no age limit for applying to the doctoral program at ZEF. However, candidate’s last academic degree should be obtained less than six years prior to application.
Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded

Duration: Duration of programme

How to Apply: Applicants with a citizenship from a developing country can apply for a DAAD scholarship directly from ZEF: You have to submit a DAAD application form which can be downloaded from the list of required documents for admission (see link below).

Award Provider: University of Bonn, Centre for Development Research
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