Master and PhD Scholarships in Ethiopia

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Master and PhD Scholarships in Ethiopia - Global Studies (with a special emphasis on peace and security in Africa). 

Global Studies can be understood as a combination of political, social and cultural as well as historical approaches to the study of modern and contemporary globalisation processes and the comparison of world regions.

While it is a very successful emerging research field in most parts of the world, African universities are only recently beginning to offer corresponding study programmes. 

The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) of Leipzig University (Germany) and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) are jointly offering two interdisciplinary study programmes (Master and PhD) located in Addis Ababa in the field of global studies with a specific focus on peace and security on the African continent. 

In both programmes, Global Studies offers the scientific basis to develop an understanding for the dynamics of peace and security in Africa. Since Africa is faced with global challenges in particular ways, the study programmes pay special attention to regional perspectives on globalisation processes and – in light of the continent’s specific contemporary challenges – to the multifaceted aspects of peace and security in Africa.

The subject of "peace and security in Africa" is integrated into the study programmes’ broader context of comparative analyses of global entanglements both historically and contemporarily.

Master and PhD Scholarships in Ethiopia

Sur-place/third country scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for international study programmes are available. 

The scholarships are designed to provide financial support for excellent students with limited financial means. 

There are up to six scholarships for MA students including the following:

  • 1250 EUR per person per year as financial aid to cover part of the tuition fees
  • 28 EUR per person per month as financial aid to cover part of the cost of living in Addis Ababa

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Eligible applicants should not already receive a scholarship by another sponsor covering living expenses and/or tuition fee costs (double funding is not possible).

Selection of Scholarship Recipients and Assessment of Performance

The scholarships will be available for a limited number of excellent applicants taking into consideration, among others, previous academic excellence, commitment to and motivation for the study goals of the "Global Studies (with a special emphasis on peace and security in Africa)" masters programme, academic potential and academic or work experience/qualifications in fields relevant for the study of the MA programme as well as English language skills.

The scholarships will be granted under reserve. After the first two months of study, a first assessment of performance is carried out based on the grades obtained since the beginning of the study programme and the statement of two lecturers of the programme. 

A second assessment will be carried out after the first semester.

If both assessments are successful, the scholarships for the first year of study will be granted fully.  

For more scholarship information and application materials, see: Master and PhD Scholarships in Ethiopia

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