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Kenyan German Postgraduate Training Programme

Kenyan German Postgraduate Training Programme




· Citizen of the Republic of Kenya
· Staff Member of a Kenyan public or private University
· Holder of a very good Master’s degree having obtained an equivalent of a B+ grade or above from a recognized university institution
· Should have obtained the Master’s degree within the past 6 years (date of graduation)

The necessary documents should be in the following order for each of the three sets:

- Yellow cover sheet
- Green DAAD application form
- Hand-signed Curriculum Vitae (use the Europass specimen form) and list of publications, if any
- Application letter indicating motivation to undertake PhD studies
- Ph.D. proposal (10 – 15 pages; 1,5 spacing; 2,5cm space left, 2cm right) including an abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal) an a detailed work plan for 3 years including time schedule covering the whole period of the scholarship
- Confirmation from a German Professor stating that he/she will supervise the applicant for his/ her Ph.D. thesis (in English)
OR Admission letter from structured PhD Programme
- 2 recommendation letters of academic referees (in English; on particular recommendation forms)
- Certificates (each certified as true copy of the original certificate)
Master’s certificate
Transcripts for each Year
Bachelor’s certificate
Transcripts for each Year
A/O-level or KCSE certificate
- Confirmation of funding for research during field studies
- Copy of the national ID


- Letter of support from the university, indicating the prospective function of the applicant within the university after return to Kenya
- Letter of recommendation by DAAD Alumnus will be additionally considered

For research contacts in Germany, please use the following search machine:
www.daad.de/research-explorer, www.phdgermany.de, www.dfg.de/gepris

All completed applications (in triplicate, hard copies) should be sent or delivered

by 30 September 2013 to:

The Coordinator
Kenya-DAAD Scholarship Programme
National Council for Science and Technology, Utalii House, 9th floor, Room 910
P.O. Box 30623-00100, NAIROBI

Tel. 0721-434 057 or 020-2242175


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