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Application For BIGSAS/DAAD School Scholarship Program 2021/2020 for All African Females


Application For BIGSAS DAAD School Scholarship Programme 2021 2020 for female African Scholars


The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, urges female African scholars to partake in an international community of early career researchers working in African Studies. BIGSAS provides a center for creative and innovative doctoral training based on the inter-and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth.

Next year, which is 2021, BIGSAS will be awarding two scholarships within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). For these, BIGSAS will nominate candidates who have successfully passed the application procedure. At the same time, the final selection will be made by the DAAD.


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.

Qualification Required:

  • Candidates must have an outstanding Masters’s or equivalent degree. The last Master’s or equivalent degree must have been obtained within the last six years at the nomination time by BIGSAS.
  • The application must be accompanied by two reports (letters of recommendation) from teaching faculty members at the home universities. Please use the DAAD template or make sure that the reports cover the points listed in the DAAD template
  • Applicants should not have been resident in Germany for more than fifteen months at the timeof nomination. While applications may be submitted in German, English, or French, please note that the working language of BIGSAS is English.

BIGSAS/DAAD application closes on the 24 January 2021.

For more information, Checkout BIGSAS/DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme official Webpage


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