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PhD Students at the International Graduate School of African Studies
Published(76 days ago)
Deadline for applications(16 days ago)
Call for Applications
The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
(BIGSAS), funded since 2007 by the German Research Foundation in
the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal
and State Governments, will admit PhD students to its doctoral
programme beginning 1 April 2019.
The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies at
Bayreuth University, Germany, brings together outstanding young
African and non-African scholars to work jointly in the field of African
Studies. It offers a centre of creative and innovative PhD training based
on a multi- and cross-disciplinary research environment.
BIGSAS invites applications from candidates whose dissertation
project fits into one of the Graduate School‘s current Research Areas.
For information concerning the Research Areas, please visit the
Applicants must have a very good Master‘s Degree in one of the
disciplines represented at the Graduate School. Applications may be
sent in German, English or French, the working language of BIGSAS
The Graduate School has been awarded two scholarships within the
Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) by the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for which BIGSAS will nominate
candidates who have successfully passed the application procedure.
For more information on your online application please refer to: www.bigsas.uni-bayreuth.de/en/phd_programme/application/index.html
Deadline: 1 October 2018
Applications from the African continent will be pre-selected by the six
Partner Universities after the initial formal screening at the University
of Bayreuth. The interviews of candidates from Africa will take place at
the following Partner Universities of BIGSAS:
Université d‘Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin
Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa