Postgraduate Africa Scholarships for Study in East Africa
Call for Applications: DAAD/CMAAE MSc & PhD in-Country, in-Region Scholarships 2018/2019Introduction
DAAD, a public funded, self- governing organization 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.All applicants must be holders of a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics, or
The Collaborative Masters of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) programme of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is run in a network of 17 participating universities in 12 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
PhD Fellowship Programme for CMAAE network faculty staff
Applicants must be a staff or potential staff member of a participating CMAAE university who is
earmarked for staff retention to build the department of agricultural economics’ capacity for
teaching and research;
Applicants must be recommended by a participating network university. The recommendation letter must indicate the willingness of the university to absorb the candidate upon successful completion of his/her PhD.
PhD Programme for CMAAE graduates
Must have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in their
undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics or related field from an accredited university;
Must have a Master’s Degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics,
Agricultural Economics or related fields from a CMAAE network university;
The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative
Possession of at least one relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage;
Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/training in the public sector
will be an added advantage;
Applicants will apply to AERC directly and only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to apply to DAAD through DAAD website portal. DAAD will undertake the final selection of PhD
awardees from the shortlisted applicants.
Eligible Fields Fields of specialization covered in the CMAAE programme include Agricultural and Rural Development, Agricultural Policy and Trade, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Agribusiness Management.
Applicant must have completed their last university degree less than 6 years ago at the time of application;
Applicants from East African countries, i.e. nationals from Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania,
Rwanda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia are eligible for DAAD funding for studies at the five
CMAAE accredited universities Makerere University (Uganda), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), Egerton University & University of Nairobi (Kenya), and Haramaya University (Ethiopia);
Applicants from Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia are also
eligible for DAAD funding for studies as non-nationals at the five (5) CMAAE accredited
universities listed above;
Applicants will apply to AERC directly and only shortlisted applicants will be eligible to apply to DAAD through DAAD website portal. DAAD will undertake the final selection of MSc
awardees from the shortlisted applicants.
Applicants should have the following documents:
Signed curriculum vitae; please use the Europass CV template
A signed copy of the DAAD Information Sheet for Students
Certified copies of all university degree certificates
Certified copies of all university transcripts
At least temporary admission letter including fee structure of respective course (original or
certified copy only), or an official letter assuring admission
Letter of motivation (Maximum two (2) pages, only for Masters scholarship applicants)
Academic reference from at least a senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable
(original only). For PhD scholarship applicants, two (2) recommendation letters from academic
referees will be required;
For PhD scholarships, a proposal which must demonstrate relevance to agricultural development
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 20th February, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Call for Applications: DAAD/CMAAE MSc & PhD in-Country, in-Region Scholarships 2018/2019
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