Bayreuth BIGSAS Ph.D. Scholarships 2021 for African Women [ Germany ]

Bayreuth BIGSAS Ph.D. Scholarships 2021 for African Women [ Germany ]

Application for 2021 Bayreuth BIGSAS Ph.D. Scholarships for African women is ongoing. This scholarship is for those that want to study in Germany.

About the Award

BIGSAS 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. 

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BIGSAS provides a centre for creative and innovative PhD training based on the inter-and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Institute of African Studies, IAS, at the University of Bayreuth, and the Cluster of Excellence ‘Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies’.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Applicants must have a very good Master’s Degree in one of the disciplines represented at the graduate school. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained within the last six years. Applicants should not have been in Germany for more than twelve months. Applications may be submitted in German, English or French, the working language of BIGSAS is English.

  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Application Deadline: 24th January 2021. 12:00 am.
  • Eligible Countries: African countries
  • To be Taken at (Country): Germany

The benefit of Bayreuth BIGSAS Ph.D. Scholarships

Successful applicants will stand a chance to get the following:

  • Monthly payments of 1,200 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel lump sum (depending on the country of origin)
  • Annual research allowance of 460 euros

Under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family (about 200 euros child allowance per child; about 275 euros marriage allowance)

Additionally, the host graduate school can receive an annual material resource and supervision allowance (1000 euros).

Duration of Award

 The scholarship periods begin in October 2021 at the earliest (including a German language course starting in summer 2021, if applicable). The scholarships are awarded for a total scholarship period of up to four years.

Method of Application

To apply for Bayreuth BIGSAS PhD Scholarships applicants are advised to visit the official portal

Also, It is important to go through all application requirements (see link below) and the Call for Applications before applying.