ZEF’s doctoral studies program aims at attracting young scientists from all over the world with an outstanding master’s or equivalent degree in the courses below. Candidates preferably have work experience in national or international research institutions, governments, or the private sector. Interest in interdisciplinary research is a prerequisite.
Field of Study: Economics, social sciences, sociology, political science, economics, development economics, agricultural and resource economics, agronomy, biology, ecology, forestry, mathematics or earth sciences.
Eligibility: A prerequisite for applying for the DAAD scholarship is having at least two years of relevant professional experience. Other prerequisites for admission include:
* Academic qualification: An excellent master or equivalent degree: G.P.A. higher than 3.0 in the American system, or a grade higher than 2.0 in the German system or equivalent.
* Innovative research ideas: Candidates application must contain a Graduate Research Statement. The statement should describe a development problem candidate considers interesting and important; include main research questions and the proposed methods linked to them; and literature references
* ZEF’s doctoral program is conducted in English. Therefore candidates require the following English language skills: IELTS (band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based). Successful candidates can attend a two-month German language course prior to the study program.
* There is no age limit for applying to the doctoral program at ZEF. However, candidate’s last academic degree should be obtained less than six years prior to application.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of the Program: Fully-funded
Duration: Duration of programme
How to Apply: Visit link below.