Applications are now open for the DAAD In-Region PhD Scholarship Programme 2020. 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.
As part of the “In-Region Scholarship Progamme” DAAD offers scholarships for PhD studies. The programme is fund by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is aim at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.
Moreover, The target group for scholarships are postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with a Master’s degree who want to pursue PhD courses in South Africa (In-Region scholarships). It has been upon that DAAD cooperates with AIMS by offering up to six In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies in the field of Mathematical Sciences. Students although at UWC, UCT or Stellenbosch University will need to be affiliated to AIMS South Africa either through co-supervision or research collaboration. Students will require to spend some time at AIMS South Africa throughout their studies.
The scholarship covers