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DAAD Call for Scholarship Applications 2019 at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

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DAAD Call for Scholarship Applications 2019 at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)


Application Deadline : November 15th 2018


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-Region Scholarship Progamme” 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

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 agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) by offering up to six In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies at AIMS for the intake 2019.



  • 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 a Sub-Saharan African Country, excluding South 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 ;
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.


Eligible Field

The /In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

The scholarships at AIMS are available in the following fields :

  • Mathematical Sciences

Place of tenure

  • The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 6-8 Melrose Road, Muizenberg 7945, South Africa; Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape


Duration and Commencement

  • The duration of the PhD programme is generally three years generally starting in January 2019
Scholarship fundingThe Scholarship covers :
Tuition feesannuallyThe regularly charged amount (in ZAR)
Study and research allowanceannually920 EUR (PhD)*
Printing allowanceOnce at the end800 EUR (PhD)*
Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food, etc.)monthly500 EUR


Applicaion and Selection Procedure

The application process contains two steps.

First step :

  • Applicants must apply for their studies at AIMS using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. AIMS has set its own deadlines. AIMS 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 preferably triple (at least double) 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):, Deadline: 15.11.2018
  2. Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/“Application“


Documents to be submitted :

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (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 teachers (PhD 2) ;
  • Letter of admission of the host university / institution / network ;
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts ;
  • Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research ;
  • stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”) ;
  • Copy of the passport ;
  • 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.

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