FSC`s Long-Term Scholarships for Developing Countries in Germany, 2016

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FSC is offering long-term Excellence Scholarships for PhD students from developing countries for a period of 37 months. Scholarships are offered to participate in the PhD Program “Global Food Security“ at the University of Hohenheim.

The scholarships aim at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security-related issues. Finally, FSC aims at establishing an active, long-lasting collaboration with the supported researchers and their home institutions through an interactive alumni-network.

The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

Applicants must start with a one-month German language course.

Course Level: Scholarships are offered to obtain their PhD degree at the University of Hohenheim.

Study Subject: Scholarships are available for students interested in an interdisciplinary and international (post-) graduate education in food security relevant issues. There are certain topics provided by the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences and Business, Economics and Social Sciences from which the applicants have to select as their doctoral research topic when they are applying for the scholarship.

List of Subjects: Sociology of Agriculture and Food, Agricultural Engineering, Nutrition and Health, Biological Chemistry and Nutritional Science and Economics

Scholarship Award: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Applicants should be interested in an interdisciplinary and international (post-) graduate education in food security relevant issues.

Nationality: Applicants from developing countries of the OECD DAC List are eligible to apply.

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Armenia, Angola, Kenya, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Cabo Verde, Benin, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Bhutan, Congo, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Burundi, Egypt, Cambodia, El Salvador, Central African Republic, Georgia, Chad, Ghana, Comoros, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Djibouti, Honduras, Equatorial Guinea, India, Eritrea, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guinea, Micronesia, Guinea-Bissau, Moldova, Haiti, Mongolia, Kiribati, Morocco, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, Lesotho, Nigeria, Liberia, Pakistan, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Paraguay, Mali, Philippines, Mauritania, Samoa, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Swaziland, Nepal, Syrian, Arab Republic, Niger, Tokelau, Rwanda, Ukraine, Sao Tome and Principe, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen and Zambia

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: In order to be admitted to a doctorate in one of the University of Hohenheim's three faculties, the following degrees are required:

  • Master's program
  • a degree program with a standard period of study of at least four years at a university, college of education, or art college
  • a postgraduate program at a university or college of education

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants start with a one-month German language course.

FSC`s Long-term Scholarships

Supporting Material: The following documents must be submitted in English:

  • Checklist/Guideline
  • Abstract of Master/Diploma Thesis
  • PhD Research Proposal
  • Recommendation Letter 1
  • Recommendation Letter 2

How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is April 30, 2016.

Scholarship Link

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