DAAD PhD Scholarship For Rwandan Applicants in Germany, 2018



Applications are open for Rwandan PhD Scholarship sponsored jointly by DAAD and the Government of Rwanda. The applications are open until January 31, 2018.

The general aim of the programme is to train young academics and scientists through funding of PhD degree studies in Germany.

The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD (German: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Rwanda
  • Entrance Requirements: The last qualifying degree should have been obtained not more than six years ago. Candidates should have passed their Bachelor studies with at least “second class upper division”, their Master’s studies with at least B+ (or equivalent.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The scholarship is awarded in the fields offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover the followings:
  1. 6 months preparatory German language course (fulltime) including accommodation and pocket Money
  2. co-financed monthly scholarship instalment
  3. Reimbursement of travel costs through an adequate travel lump sum that is disbursed after arrival in Germany, during the funding period respectively
  4. study and research allowance
  5. accident, health and personal liability insurance cover
  6. further individual allowances upon application
  • Nationality: Rwandan
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Application Procedure:

  • The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications, if any
  • D. proposal (10 – 15 pages; 1,5 spacing; 2,5cm space left, 2cm right)
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal)
  • Detailed work plan for 3 years including time schedule covering the whole period of the scholarship
  • Confirmation from a German Professor stating that he/she will supervise the applicant for his/ her Ph.D. thesis (in English)
  • OR Admission/Eligibility letter from structured PhD Programme
  • Certificates
  • Master’s certificate
  • Transcripts for each Year
  • Bachelor’s certificate
  • Transcripts for each Year
  • A/O-level certificate
  • Confirmation of funding for research during field studies
  • To be sent to the DAAD office in Nairobi:
  • 2 original references of academic referees (in English; on recommendation forms, available on the online portal)
  • The document “Application summary”

Online Application

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