University of Hildesheim/University of Maiduguri/University of Cape Coast PhD Scholarships 2019/2020 for African Students.

We hereby announce the availability of twelve 10-month scholarships for African students at the PhD level at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2019.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Germany

About the Award: The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’ is a collaborative training network for postgraduate students of the University of Hildesheim (Germany), the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and the University of Cape Coast (Ghana). The initiative is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific focus of the Graduate School is on issues of peace and conflict resolution.

In case of the extension of the program after 2020 and the continuation of the scholarships, a three-month exchange to the University of Hildesheim in Germany and research internships will be part of the program.

Eligibility: The Graduate School offers the opportunity to learn and exchange experiences in an international academic environment with scholars from Nigeria, Ghana and Germany. It is targeting qualified young scholars and students. It is addressed to qualified young scientists and students.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be selected based on their qualification and motivation. Special emphasis is
placed on gender balance. We particularly encourage women and people with diverse backgrounds to apply. International applicants are eligible to apply but requested to relocate to Maiduguri for the study period.

Number of Awards:

6 PhD scholarships at the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
6 PhD scholarships at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana)
Value of Award:  Participants in the Graduate School will pay the respective tuition fees for the programs they are enrolled in, but all costs in relation to the Graduate School (workshops, access to library and technical material) will be
covered. Scholarship holders will additionally receive a monthly stipend.

Duration of Programme: The scholarships will commence in March 2020 until December 2020, with the possibility of extension to up to three years depending on the funding agency.

How to Apply: To apply please submit your application as stated in the Links below (preferably in one PDF document) via email to:

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