DAAD In-Country-In-Region Scholarship Programme at University of Abomey-Calavi

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Deadline : February 7, 2020

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes to the following long-term impacts:

  1. Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities

To achieve these long term impacts, the following outcomes have been formulated as programme objectives:

  • Programme objective 1: Graduates have qualified to take over responsible positions in their, or for their, region of origin
  • Programme objective 2: The participation of women and underprivileged groups is reinforced
  • Programme objective 3: Organizational, financial and personal capacities of partner institutions are strengthened

Benefits

The scholarship for both Masters and PhD will cover:

  • Tuition fees – the regularly charged amount
  • Study and research allowance (annually)
    • 460 EUR (Master)
    • 920 EUR (PhD)
  • Printing allowance (once at the end)
    • 400 EUR (Master)
    • 800 EUR (PhD)
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
    • 300 EUR (Master In-Country)
    • 450 (Master In-Region)
    • 500 EUR (PhD In-Country)
    • 550 (PhD In-Region)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only): twice (beginning/end of scholarship). The flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award
  • Insurance

Eligibility

  • Applicants have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division)
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • Have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • Have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • Must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Application

Required Documents (in either English or German):

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop. Europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Recommendation letter by university teachers (Master 1, PhD 2)
  • Letter of admission for the host university / institution / network
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
  • Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  • Copy of the passport

PhD candidates have to submit the following additional documents:

  • Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
  • Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and time table (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany)
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal)

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