DAADThe RUFORUM Secretariat is pleased to announce a call for PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding support. These scholarships are targeting both in-country/in-region (sub-Saharan Africa) applicants to support selected RUFORUM regional PhD Programmes in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). The scholarships are tenable for 2015/16 academic period. DAAD promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through various funding and scholarship programmes. The PhD training programmes will commence in September 2015; therefore, only candidates available to start the PhD training this September 2015 need to apply.

List of Eligible Programmes/ Study fields

The call is open to students who are interested/ registered in the following programmes:

  1. PhD in Life Sciences at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Sciences and Technology – Tanzania (2 in-region)
  2. PhD in Food Science and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – Kenya 2 (1 in-region & 1 in-country)
  3. PhD in Plant Breeding & Biotechnology – Makerere University, Uganda(1 in-region & 1 in-country);
  4. PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovations at Makerere University, Uganda (1 in-region &1 in- country)

Details about the above four programmes are attached as Annex 1 to this call

Applications are invited from qualified candidates (must be MSc holders in the relevant disciplines) from Sub Saharan Africa.  Female applicants, candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Read more DAAD-RUFORUM Scholarship announcement – Final 27th April 2015.

Please download the following documents for this application process;

  1. Annex 1- Details of the Programmes
  2. Annex 2- DAAD Application Form for Scholars_InCountry_InRegion Scholarships
  3. Annex 3 -_DAAD_Information Sheet for Scholars_InCountry InRegion

University Application forms

  1. JKUAT Application forms
  2. Makerere Referee Form
  3. Makerere Univ Post graduate application form
  4. Nelson Mandela – Application form

6 Comments on “DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country / In-Region Doctoral Scholarships Available

  1. Joan Apio, the email for submission of the application documents to Makerere University (mupgs@muspgs.mak.ac.ug) is bouncing back. Whats your advice or what should I do since the letter of admission is required for the scholarship application?


    • Kindly contact the contacts persons Listed under the call and they will get back to you.

      I believe it is Sylvia and Solange from the RUFORUM Secretariat.

      They will advise you.

      Regards. Joan


    • Dear Shafudah,

      Under the read more, please click on read more and access the full call. At the bottom you will see the contact details and the submission email. Hope you read the full call and requirements. Good luck. Joan Apio


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