DAAD invites applications for Scholarship for a PhD – study at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.
DAAD is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. The programme is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and aims at university staff development in the first line, without neglecting other public sector demand of academically trained personnel.
AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, as a self-governing non-profit trust, which is supported by several universities, offers a postgraduate Programme to talented students from the African continent. In a similar way, AIMS is extending its offer to Masters and Doctoral Degree Programme in mathematical sciences meeting the need for highly qualified scientists in Africa. It has been agreed upon that DAAD co-operates with AIMS Senegal by offering up to 2 Scholarships for a PhD Programme in Mathematics.
Worth of Award
  • Tuition and registration fees PhD per year (1,004,340 FCFA)
  • Study and research allowance in EUR per year (920 FCFA)
  • Final allowance in EUR (once – only at the end) (1025 FCFA)
  • Monthly Scholarship in EUR (Accommodation, food etc.) (500 – 550 FCFA)
Applicants must have successfully completed generally at least a two-year Master degree
(doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division)
•clearly show motivation and a strong commitment

•have a 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 residents of an African country
•should generally be a) staff member of a public or private university,
b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
c) from the public sector or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee  Initiative)
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to register themselves online via the DAAD-Portal
(if not already registered) and apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding”/ “Application”
Deadline: applications close 14th of May 2018.
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