Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training In Germany 2018/2019

Only Eligible applicants whom have shown interest through application will be considered for the Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training in Germany for the academic year of 2018/2019

Note; Applications is offered for Ph.D

The programme will offer twenty-one (21) PhD vacancies to eligible academic personnel teaching in Kenyan universities (both public and private) for a duration of up to forty-five (45) months (exclusive six (6) months German language course) at a German university.

The Kenya Vision 2030 policy document recommends investment in Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) in priority key sectors. One such area involves capacity building in the universities through advanced training of personnel.

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

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Eligible Countries: Kenya

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the Republic of Kenya;
  • Be teaching (full or part-time) in Kenyan universities (both public and private);
  • Should have obtained the Master’s degree preferably within the past 6 years (date of graduation);
  • Be willing to undertake a six (6) months German language course.

How to Apply: The following documents must be prepared for the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae and list of publications (use the Europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae)
  • Abstract of one page, research proposal (not more than 10 – 15 pages) including detailed timetable; academic degree certificates and transcripts, whereby the Bachelor’s degree must have been passed with at least second class upper division and a Masters degree with at least a B+ grade (or equivalent).                                                                                                          Invitation letter from a German supervisor OR admission letter to a structured PhD programme at a German university
  • Two academic reference letters from university professors (forms provided in the online portal below)
  • A no objection Letter from the university, indicating the prospective function of the applicant within the university after return to Kenya and a commitment by the University to the job security of the applicant till the period of return (those on who qualify will be required to produce the Bonding document).
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Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

Value of Award: 

  • 6 months preparatory German language course (fulltime) including accommodation and pocket money
  • co-financed monthly scholarship instalment
  • Reimbursement of travel costs through an adequate travel lump sum that is disbursed after arrival in Germany, during the funding period respectively
  • study and research allowance
  • accident, health and personal liability insurance cover
  • further individual allowances upon application
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