30th July 2018




(Fully Funded)


Call for Scholarship Applications 2018 at Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS)  in Senegal.

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.

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As part of the “In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Progamme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master 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.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

– Physiology.
– Genetics.
– Genomics.
– Agronomy.
– Plant Breeding.
– Plant Health.
– Agroforestry.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Mauretania.


Program Period

 The duration:
• of the PhD programme is up to three years
• of the Master programme is up to two years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applicants must:

-have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division)

– 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 residents of a Sub-Saharan 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)

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., including a list of publications (if applicable).
– Recommendation letter by university lecturers (Master 1, PhD 2)
– Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
– Letter of motivation
– Copy of the passport or national identity card

PhD candidates have to submit the following additional documents:
– Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
– Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and time table (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
– Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal)

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The scholarship covers:

-Tuition fees Master.

-Tuition fees PhD.

-Study and research allowance in EUR.

-Final allowance in EUR.

-Monthly Scholarship in EUR (Accomodation, Food etc.).

-Travel allowance in EUR (In-Region only).


The recipient of this scholarship will be eligible to receive a research grant in Germany.

for more information click here .

How to Apply

First Step: Applicants must apply for their studies at CERAAS using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. the applicants will be shortlisted and the right of the final decision is given to DAAD.

Second step: Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):

Second Step: Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/ “Application“.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Fatma Zohra Amari/ Algeria 

Reviewed by” Salma Aladdin/ Egypt
” Yara Yasser / Egypt “
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MARJ3 Scholarships team