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PhD Scholarship by Institute of African Worlds (IMAF)

 Be part of a unique transnational MA & PhD experience in which you graduate from two prestigious universities in Africa and Europe. Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and Leipzig University in Germany jointly offer a two year MA program AND a three year PhD Program that takes Africa at its heart. Get immersed in an interdisciplinary and intercultural
environment that provides you with knowledge and skills required on a global job market. The program takes place in Addis Ababa, the political capital of Africa and includes an organized semester at Leipzig University, center of excellence for research on processes of globalization and area studies.

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About Institute of African Worlds (IMAF)

The Institute of African Worlds (IMAF) is an interdiscliplinary research unit (medieval and modern history, anthropology, political science, archeology) working all over the Africas. It was created on January 1st, 2014, from the Center for African World Studies (CEMAf), the Center for African Studies (CEAf) and the Center for Social History of Mediterranean Islam (CHSIM). IMAF is a joint interdisciplinary (history, art history, anthropology, political science, history of law, archaeology and geography) research institute for studying the African continent and its diaspora communities.... read more


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IMAF PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of IMAF PhD Scholarship

  1. 2.500 € per semester
  2. applicants are strongly encouraged to seek financial support / a scholarship from sources such as government institutions, employers, donor institutions or non-governmental organisations
  3. partial DAAD scholarships and fee waivers are possible depending study results

Requirements for IMAF PhD Scholarship Qualification

  1. Proof of an above-average certificate of higher education which qualifies for PhD studies (Master or recognized equivalent from an accredited higher education institution)
  2. An exposé for a PhD dissertation (not exceeding 3.500 words) which presents the research question and approach, including an analysis of the state of the art
  3. A three-year working plan including finances and logistics
  4. Two letters of reference by professors, lecturers or employers
  5. Chronological curriculum vitae
  6. A letter with personal statement
  7. Proof of nationality (copy of passport)
  8. If the previous degree was not awarded by a university that uses English as language of instruction: proof of sufficient English skills

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Application Deadline

March 15, 2020


How to Apply

All applications should be sent to;

Daniel Gebreegziabher Kebede, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Peace and Security Studies

Academic Coordinator

Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa

Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

T: +251-912374951

E: [email protected]

Dr. Claudia Baumann

Research Associate and Programme Coordinator

MA/PhD Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa

Global and European Studies Institute (GESI)

Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

T: +49-1606442924

E: [email protected]

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