University of Abomey-Calavi DAAD „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ Sub-Saharan Africa

February 07, 2020

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Master PHD

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  • Benin
04 BP 1525 Cotonou


Call for Scholarship Applications 2020 at University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences in Benin (UAC). The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.


To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes to the following long-term impacts:

  • Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities

To achieve these long term impacts, the following outcomes have been formulated as programme objectives:

  • Programme objective 1: Graduates have qualified to take over responsible positions in their, or for their, region of origin
  • Programme objective 2: The participation of women and underprivileged groups is reinforced
  • Programme objective 3: Organizational, financial and personal capacities of partner institutions are strengthened

As part of the „In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme“ DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.

Eligible fields

The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

The scholarships at University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences are available in the following field:

  • Master Statistics, Major Biometry
  • PhD Agronomy, Major Biometry


Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from SubSaharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of agronomic Sciences by offering up to 5 In-Region and 2 In-Country scholarships for PhD and up to 6 In-Region and 2 In-Country scholarships for Master studies at University of Abomey – Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences for the intake 2020.


  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division) 
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment 
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application 
  • must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.


Deadline: February 07, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

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