Scholarship for a PhD-study at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal 2018

Deadline-14th of May 2018

The 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
DAAD is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies to the African Institute
for Mathematical Sciences. The programme is funded by the Federal Ministry of
Education and Research (BMBF) and aims at university staff development in the
first line, without neglecting other public sector demand of academically trained
AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, as a self-governing nonprofit
trust, which is supported by several universities, offers a postgraduate
Programme to talented students from the African continent. In a similar way, AIMS
is extending its offer to Masters and Doctoral Degree Programme in mathematical
sciences meeting the need for highly qualified scientists in Africa.
It has been agreed upon that DAAD co-operates with AIMS Senegal by offering
up to 2 Scholarships for a PhD Programme in Mathematics.

• a monthly scholarship payment for living costs which amounts to 1.000 €
per month
• health/accident/personal liability insurance
• a flat-rate travel allowance
All further details regarding additional benefits and the additional application
processes will be provided after admission to the scholarship programme.

• have successfully completed generally at least a two-year Master degree
(doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper
• 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 residents of an African country
• should generally be a) staff member of a public or private university, b)
candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from
the public sector or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic
Refugee Initiative)

Applicants are asked to register themselves online via the DAADPortal (if not already registered) and apply online
via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding”/ “Application”.

Documents to be submitted:
– DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
– Curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at
http://europass.cedefop., including a list of publications (if
– 2 recommendation letters by university lecturers
– 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 or national identity card.
– 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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