2018 ARPPIS-DAAD PhD Scholarships to Study at ICIPE in Kenya

2018 ARPPIS-DAAD PhD Scholarships to Study at ICIPE in Kenya

Deadline: February 4, 2018

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).

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation, and offers programmes and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. They also represent the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build links between institutions around the world

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, and scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and at field sites located in various agro-ecological zones. Twelve ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available

Scholarship Value

  • Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs. Financial support for the scholarships is provided by DAAD and icipe.
  • Successful candidates will carry out their research at icipe, and, where applicable, in field sites and other countries in Africa.
  • Successful candidates will develop a full proposal and register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after they commence their PhD programme at icipe.
  • The ARPPIS PhD programme will commence from September 2018.


  • The applicant must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa. However, some country restrictions apply.
  • 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 2018.
  • Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission depending on the eligible PhD project(s) selected by the candidate.
  • 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.


For applicant requirements for each project go to: LIST OF PROJECTS.

See full instructions and online application.

For more information, visit ARPPIS-DAAD PhD Scholarship.