ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships-2021/2022

ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships 2021/2022 for Ph.D. Scholars in African Countries


Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships 2021/2022… Interested apps and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.


ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships 2021/2022

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

  • Type: PhD
  • To be Taken at: Scholars conduct their innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and at field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.
  • Duration of Award: 3 years. The ARPPIS PhD programme will commence from September 2021.
  • Number of Awards: Six ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available.

About the Award: The primary objective of ARPPIS is to prepare young researchers from Africa to compete in an internationally competitive research environment within national, regional and international research programmes. At icipe ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD programme that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, writing scientific papers and grant proposals, and attending scientific meetings and international conferences.

List of Projects: These ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries for the following projects: LIST OF PROJECTS


Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa. Some country restrictions apply. See LIST OF PROJECTS above for more details.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division.
  • A Master’s degree taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project.
  • The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a maximum age of 36 years (men) or 40 years (women) by 31st December 2021.
  • Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission depending on the eligible PhD project(s) selected by the candidate. For information on applicant requirements for each project, go to LIST OF PROJECTS.
  • A working knowledge of English (written & spoken).
  • Completed application forms and accompanying supporting documents.

Note: please start the application process as soon as possible, especially if some of the supporting documents are difficult to obtain.

Value of Award: 

  • The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs.
  • Successful candidates will develop a full proposal and register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after they start the PhD programme at icipe.

Application Procedure


Application Forms – How to Apply: 

  • Full instructions and online application: LINK
  • Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.

Application Deadline

11th February 2021

For More Information:

Click Here to the Official Webpage of ARPPIS-DAAD Scholarships 2021/2022 for PhD Scholars in African Countries for more information.



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