22 July 2019.




Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Ghana and Tanzania. 

(Fully Funded)



PASET-RSIF is offering up to 45 Ph.D. scholarships at one of ten RSIF African Host Universities in the following thematic areas: ICTs (including big data and artificial intelligence), food security and agribusiness, minerals, mining and materials engineering, energy (including renewables), and climate change.

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Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Information Communications Technology (ICT).
  • Food security.
  • Climate Change.
  • Minerals Mining and Materials Engineering.
  • Mining, materials and minerals engineering.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • 3-4 Years Doctoral Training Scholarship .

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  1. Applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan Africa country.
  2. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in the previously mentioned fields.
  3. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  4. Applicants must be willing to enroll full-time in the Ph.D. program.
  5. Applicants must be willing to participate in the “Sandwich” training component of the program whereby students would complete part of their training at a regional or international partner university/ institution.
  6. Applicants must be admitted to one of the ten RSIF African Host Universities for the 2019/2020 cohort.
  7. Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission depending on the eligible Ph.D. programme at the RSIF AHU selected by the candidate.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

    • The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and research support.
    • Return airfare from/to home country
    • RSIF scholars are eligible to benefit from competitive research grant awards by submitting proposals in collaboration with faculty and international partners to strengthen their research excellence.

How to Apply

First Step: Go here, click apply now at the bottom of the Ph.D. programme.

Second Step: Upload the following documents:

  1. Completed application form for the RSIF African Host University and Ph.D. Program you are applying for.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format: Here)
  3. Certified copies of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree certificates. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading. For pdf files, you can reduce the size using the online tool from Here
  4. Certified copies of university transcripts for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Please combine them into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
  5. Copy of a signed recommendation letter from your employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
  6. If applicable, an official letter confirming that you will be granted study leave from your place of employment. The letter must be on official letterhead.
  7. Additional documents will be required by the RSIF African Host University in which you are applying. See section 3.0 of the application form for more details on the specific eligibility criteria and application requirements
  8. Copy of Passport biodata page (the page that has your picture and personal details)

Third Step: Once you have entered and uploaded everything, click the Continue button. This will take you to the Review your Entries page where you can review and change anything in your application. When you are satisfied with your application, click the Continue button to submit your application. This cannot be undone, so please make sure all your application information is correct before submitting. They will send an acknowledgement email when they receive your completed online application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariam Mohamed Kamal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Belkis Ghedir / Tunisia
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team