2018 ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at ICIPE, for Developing Countries



Great news for Intending PhD students of agro-ecological fields. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), invites applications from suitably qualified candidates from developing countries for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).


icipe is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. Her primary objective is to research and develop alternative and environmentally-friendly pest and vector management strategies that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities.


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. At icipe, ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD programme that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, and scientific meetings and international conferences.

Value Of Scholarship

  • 12 ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available to nationals of developing countries for the following projects: List of projects
  • The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs.
  • Scholars conduct their innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and at field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.
  • Successful candidates will develop a full proposal and register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after they start the PhD programme at icipe.
  • The ARPPIS PhD programme will commence from September 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa. However, some country restrictions apply. See List of projects for more details.
  • 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.
  • A working knowledge of English (written & spoken).
  • Completed application forms and accompanying supporting documents.

Application Deadline

4th February 2018

Application Procedure

Full instructions and online application: http://cbid.icipe.org/apps/arppis_application_2018/index.php



The application for ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for Developing Countries for 2018 is concluded for the year, thus it is not ongoing. We will keep you updated when the next application is available. You can check out other amazing PhD AgroEcological scholarships available for African Students


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  1. Hello! am trying to apply for this scholarship ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries 2017 – Kenya. each time i click on the link provided an error always occur.
    Please help me with the correct link as am highly interested in the scholarship


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