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PhD Scholarships at University of Gondar in Ethiopia, 2018

Postgraduate Scholarships

Study in Ethiopia 

Deadline: March 22, 2018

About Scholarship

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, selfgoverning 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.

As part of the” In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The target group for scholarships are postgraduates from Sub-Sahara Africa with a Master’s degree who want to pursue PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Eastern Africa country (In-Region scholarships).


The scholarship covers full tuition fees, Study and research allowance, 920,00 annually, Printing allowance, 1025,00 once within the last six months of the scholarship, Monthly scholarship (Accomodation, Food etc.), PhD In-Country: 210,00 PhD In-Region: 230,00, Travel allowance (In-Region only)

Application requirements


  • have successfully completed generally a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper forth of class)
  • 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 Sub-Sahara Africa
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector 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.

Application and Selection Procedure

The application process contains two steps.
First step:
Applicants must apply for their studies at University of Gondar using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. University of Gondar has set its own deadlines.

University of Gondar will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain double or triple the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.

DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Second step:
Pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal and register themselves and submit an DAAD application.
1. Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered): https://portal.daad.de, Deadline: 22 March 2018
2. Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/ “Application“
Documents to be submitted:
– DAAD application form duly filled (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).
– Two recommendation letters by university teachers
– Letter of admission for the host university / institution / network
– Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
– Letter of motivation
– Copy of the passport
– Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
– Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and time table
– Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal

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