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Universität Leipzig 2023 Joint MA & PhD Peace and Security in Africa Scholarships for African Students

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 Universität Leipzig

Leipzig University, in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the world's oldest universities and the second-oldest university in Germany  The university was founded on 2 December 1409 by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, and originally comprised the four scholastic faculties. Since its inception, the university has engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption.... read more


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Universität Leipzig Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Universität Leipzig Masters Scholarship

  • 1.800 € per term
  • Applicants are encouraged to seek financial support / a scholarship from sources such as government institutions, employers, donor institutions or non-governmental organisation
  • Partial DAAD scholarships and fee waivers are possible depending the study results

Requirements for Universität Leipzig Masters Scholarship Qualification

We are looking for talented students who finished their first academic degree (Bachelor) in social science, political science, history, international relations, law, humanities and economics with good or very good results. Students applying for this programme should have an interest in peace and security and global affairs.

Eligibility:

  • Academic excellence
  • Motivation, academic potential and recommendation letters
  • Match of previous degree with our Master’s course
  • Work experience and professional qualification
  • Language skills

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Documents Required for Application

  • Application form
  • Certified copy of high school leaving certificate
  • Certified copy of university diploma
  • Certified transcript of records issued by prior university
  • Proof of language proficiency if English was not the language of instruction at your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae (two pages)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of passport


Application Deadline

February 15, 2023

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Universität Leipzig PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Universität Leipzig PhD Scholarship

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

Requirements for Universität Leipzig PhD Scholarship Qualification

  • Proof of an above-average certificate of higher education which qualifies for PhD studies (Master or recognized equivalent from an accredited higher education institution)
  • 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
  • A three-year working plan including finances and logistics
  • Two letters of reference by professors, lecturers or employers
  • Chronological curriculum vitae
  • A letter with personal statement
  • Proof of nationality (copy of passport)
  • 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

February 15, 2023


How to Apply

Rediat Mesfin
Addis Ababa University 
Institute for Peace and Security Studies
MA Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa
Email: rediat.m[at]ipss-addis.org
P.O. Box 1176 
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

and

Dr. Susanne Kranz
Leipzig University 
Global and European Studies Institute 
MA Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa
Email: susanne.kranz[at]uni-leipzig.de
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1 
04105 Leipzig 
Germany

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