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Higherlife Foundation is offering Joshua Nkomo Scholarships for Zimbabwean students. Scholarships are awarded to pursue the undergraduate degree in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

A-level scholarships are for candidates starting Lower 6th and University scholarships are for candidates entering 1st-year undergraduate studies.

Higherlife Foundation is an Africa-based social impact organisation committed to investing in the future of children through Education. The Foundation is working to scale its impact across Africa by raising 2 million African leaders by 2020. The Foundation targets orphans and vulnerable children, as well as students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and focuses its work on education on the three key areas of Providing Access to education, Improving Quality of education and Providing Lifelong Development.

Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to study undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: These scholarships will be for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) studies, and also for other disciplines.

Scholarship Award: 70% of the scholarships will be for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) studies, whilst 30% is reserved for other disciplines.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Zimbabwe

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Academic Merit as determined by applicant performance in public examinations (mainly ZIMSEC and Cambridge)
  • For A-Level applications, a minimum of SEVEN (7) “A” grade passes is required
  • For University applications, a minimum of TEN (10) points for females and TWELVE (12) points for males is required.

Nationality: Zimbabwean citizens are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

How to Apply: Documentation Required

  • Academic certificates/public exam results
  • Birth Certificate
  • National ID
  • Character Reference Form (Download Here)
  • Character Reference Form to be hand delivered to any Higherlife Foundation office
  • NB: Scholarships are for Zimbabwean public institutions only.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is April 28, 2017.

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DAAD offers research grants to young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. This programme is intended to support doctoral projects in Germany.


  • Applicant must be excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.
  • Applicants must not have graduated any longer than 6 years before the application deadline.
  • If applicant is already working on a PhD degree; then it shouldn’t have started longer than three years previously.
  • Applicants who have been staying in Germany for more than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Language skills: for the arts, social sciences and law, at least a good knowledge of German is expected. For the natural sciences and engineering, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted if English is spoken at the host institute.


  • PhD programmes at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany:
  • individual projects under the mentorship of a university teacher or academic guide or
  • participation in a structured doctoral study programme

Duration of the funding

  • maximum 3 years; can be extended up to 4 years (in exceptional cases);

Grant Value:

  • 750 euros/month – for graduates; 1,000 euros/month- for doctoral candidates
  • health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • research allowance (once only)

Application documents

  1. Online application form
  2. CV in tabular form (not more than 3 pages)
  3. List of publications (not more than 10 pages)
  4. detailed research proposal and a description of previous research work (not more than 10 pages)
  5. In the case of individual projects mentored by a university teacher (academic adviser)
  6. Letter confirming supervision by a university teacher in Germany (academic adviser)
  7. Plan of research work
  8. Structured doctoral study programme: Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  9. Proof of existing contacts to the coordinator of the doctoral programme in the form of copies of correspondence.
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Organization DAAD
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences, Mathematics
Fellowship amount Varies according to qualifications
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline October 15th (yearly)

Imp Note: The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.


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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences. The grant was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. The programme is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Italian government.

Subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Target audience:

  • individual young researchers or to research units in the science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) identified by TWAS

Country where tenable: Science- and technology-lagging countries

Duration: 24 months


  • Applicant must hold PhD and must have good research experience and must be part of research unit and be a national of a developing country. The research unit should operate within a university or a research institution in one of the S&TLCs and should include a minimum of the Principle Investigator (group leader), plus at least two PhD-qualified researchers and a number of PhD and MSc students, technicians, etc.
  • There is no age limit for unit leaders.
  • Each applicant must have at least one MSc student under his/her supervision.
  • Research unit leaders who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.

How to apply:

  • Apply online
  • Researcher may only submit one application at a time and for only one kind of grant (as an individual applicant, as a research unit or COMSTECH).
  • Applicants cannot apply for other TWAS programmes
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Organization The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Fellowship Level Grants
Country Italy
Subject areas Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Fellowship amount USD 30,000
Eligibility Open to developing countires
Deadline 11 May 2017


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The new Ghent University Top-up Grants is an offer for all new students from least developed Countries, low-income countries, lower middle-income countries and upper middle-income countries. Grants are available to pursue the master or master-after-master degree programme taught in English.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Course Level: Grants are available to pursue master or master-after-master programme taught in English.

Study Subject: Grants are available to pursue the following programme:

Master programmes

  • European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics
  • European Master of Science in Photonics
  • International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology
  • International Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
  • International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  • International Master of Science in Rural Development
  • Master of Science in Aquaculture
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Physics
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
  • Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering
  • Master of Science in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Geology
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Human Nutrition)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Rural Economics and Management)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Tropical Agriculture)
  • Master of Science in Physical Land Resources (Land Resources Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Physical Land Resources (Soil Science)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Materials Engineering
  • Master of Science in Textile Engineering
  • MSc in Business Engineering (Data Analytics)
  • MSc in Business Engineering (Finance)
  • MSc in Business Engineering (Operations management)
  • Master of Science in Business Economics (Accountancy)
  • Master of Science in Business Economics (Corporate Finance)
  • Master of Science in Business Economics (Marketing)
  • Master of Arts in African Studies

Master-after-Master programmes

  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance
  • Master of Laws in European Union Law
  • Master of Laws in International and European Law
  • Master of Laws in International Business Law
  • Master of Laws in Law and Economics
  • Master of Arts in Advanced Studies in Linguistics
  • Master of Science in Maritime Sciences
  • Master of Science in Marketing Analysis
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
  • Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Space Studies
  • Master of Science in Statistical Data Analysis
  • Master of Science in Integrated Water Management

Scholarship Award: The scholarship fee consists of:

  • Allowance of €650 per month.
  • All-in insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation)

Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant.

Number of Scholarships: Each year, a minimum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

New students who wish to obtain a Master’s or Master-after-Master’s degree at Ghent University.


  • You have to have a bachelor degree when applying for a Master programme.
  • You have to have a Master degree when applying for a Master-after-Master programme.

Nationality: Students have to come from a country on the long list of the OESO-DAC country list.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must have a bachelor degree when applying for a Master programme

English language Requirements: To be able to determine the proficiency of someone’s knowledge of Dutch or English, Ghent University uses the Common European Framework Reference for Foreign Languages. There are six foreign language proficiency levels and is a basis for the recognition of language qualifications.

Developing Countries Scholarships

How to Apply: You cannot apply yourself. The programme you apply for selects a maximum of 3 top-students.

Application Deadline: There’s no open call. Each programme (taught in English) proposes their top 3 applicants to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC). The decision will be taken May 18, 2017, by the CDC.

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Department of Mathematics at Uppsala University invites applications for up to 3 postdoctoral positions in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics. The department conducts research and provides education at undergraduate to graduate level in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • The work consists of at least 80 percent of research and no more than 20 percent teaching.

Starting date: 2017-09-01 or according to agreement.

Duration: Temporary position for 2 years, full-time.


  • Applicant must hold PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
  • Applicant’s PhD degree must have been obtained not more than 3 years prior to the application date
  • Applicant must be able to teach in Swedish or English and must be proficient in spoken and written English.


The application should include:

  • Short description of research interests and relevant skills
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Copies of diploma with marks, and other relevant information
  • A contact detail of up to 3 referees is recommended.
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Organization Uppsala University
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Sweden
Subject areas Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics
Fellowship amount Fixed pay
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 30 April 2017



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CiM-IMPRS is Cells In Motion (CiM) Graduate School and the International Max Planck Research School, Molecular Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM).

CiM-IMPRS is a combined graduate program formed by the merger of the two schools at University of Münster. The course is jointly run by the University of Münster & the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. The course is a continuation and expansion of the former CEDAD-IMPRS series.

CiM-IMPRS PhD Program:

The Ph.D. study offers cutting edge science and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong importance on Imaging. The focus of the course is on biomedical research but students from other disciplines like graduates of computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry and physics are also required. The need is to work on new ways of image acquisition and analysis and novel labeling methods.

Subject Areas: 

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Physics

Number of Places: 16

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent or German Diploma, in Life sciences/Natural sciences (for example: Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, Mathematics or Computer Science.
  • The date of award of the Master’s degree should not be more than 4 years.
  • English proficiency shall be adequate.
  • Candidates who are not from English speaking countries should show an adequate proficiency of the English language by one of the following options: TOEFL, IELTS, higher education in English, practically long stay in an English speaking country, representing your English language proficiency during presentations and interviews in Münster.
  • Knowledge of the German language is not mandatory.

Application Procedure:

  • Fill in Application form in English language
  • CV, Transcripts and certificates are included in the application form.
  • While filing online application name 1-3 potential CiM-IMPRS research groups where you would like to work.
  • Inform 2 of your academic teachers/supervisors who can send reference letters.
  • Submit the application form online
  • The referees shall submit reference letters using the code given by the application system
  • If your application gets selected you will be called for interviews in Münster for 3-5 days.
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Organization University of Münster
Fellowship Level PhD
Country Germany
Subject areas Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences
Fellowship amount
Eligibility Open for international as well as German citizens
Deadline 01 May 2017


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IIT Madras invites applications from individuals for faculty positions at the levels of: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Pay Band 3 (Rs.15600-39100) with AGP Rs. 8,000/- For direct recruits, minimum pay in the PB-3 to be fixed at Rs.30,000/-. Also AGP Rs.6000/- Rs.7000/- and Rs.9000/- (Pay Band 4, Rs.37400-67000) as per eligibility.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Pay Band 4 (Rs.37400-67000) with AGP Rs. 9,500/- For direct recruits, minimum pay in the PB-4 to be fixed at Rs.42,800/-

Require Qualification:

  • PhD with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch with consistently good academic record throughout.
  • APPLICATION FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS • Applications are to be submitted online at; fillable forms and instructions can be found at the same site. Also send one signed hardcopy of the data sheet (only) to: Dean (Administration) IIT Madras Chennai 600 036.
  • The completed application materials should be uploaded on or before April 23, 2017.
  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM • Please send one application form for each post, if applying for more than one; a single application form is sufficient for applying to multiple departments – indicate the departments in the form in the appropriate columns. Enclosures are to be uploaded along with the application form, as separate documents (pdf preferred).

Positions are available in the following Departments:

∗ Aerospace Engineering

∗ Applied Mechanics

∗ Mechanical Engineering

∗ Electrical Engineering

∗ Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

∗ Ocean Engineering

∗ Physics

∗ Civil Engineering

∗ Biotechnology

∗ Chemical Engineering

∗ Humanities & Social Sciences

∗ Management Studies

∗ Mathematics

∗ Computer Science & Engineering

∗ Engineering Design

  • EXPERIENCE as on July 15, 2017
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR At least 6 years industrial / research / teaching experience of which at least three years should be at the level of Assistant Professor / Senior Scientific Officer / Senior Design Engineer.
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR At least 3 years industrial / research / teaching experience excluding however, the experience gained while pursuing Ph.D. Candidates preferably should be below 35 years of age.
  • Assistant Professor on contractual basis Candidates not eligible for direct recruitment may be put on tenure track for the regular post of Assistant Professor. At the entry level they may be placed in Pay band – 3 of Rs.15600-39100 with AGP of Rs.6000/- with seven non-compounded advance increments and shall move after 1 year to AGP of Rs.7000/- and after 3 years to AGP of Rs.8000/- with a minimum pay of Rs.30000/-
Type Faculty
Subjects EngineeringPhysics


Humanities & Social Sciences

Management Studies


Computer Science & Engineering

Closing date April 23, 2017
Organization IIT Madras



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The Ph.D. program in Statistics offered by the DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, Columbia University prepares students for research careers core mathematics disciplines like in probability and statistics in academia and industry.

The Department of Mathematics along with the Department of Statistics situated at Columbia University offers Master of Arts in Mathematics with specialization in Mathematics of Finance.

The intensive Ph.D. program for full-time students is offered by the department planning careers in research and university teaching. The M.A. degree is earned, as a matter of course, after completing two Residence Units and the written qualifying examination. After fulfilling the requirements for the M.A. degree in Mathematics, a graduate student takes a variety of advanced courses offered by the department and, in some cases, by certain related departments. The student also may participate in seminars related to his or her interests.

Degree Requirements: The requirements listed below for the Ph.D. in Statistics, that include obtaining MA and M.Phil degrees, are special to this department and must be read in conjunction with the general requirements of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

For the M.A. Degree: The Potential Students will have to take 7 courses from the core curriculum:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Probability Theory
  • Theoretical Statistics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Stochastic Processes

For the M.Phil. Degree

Financial Aid – Tuition, fees, and a stipend (for up to five years,).

Admissions Requirements

  • Masters in linear algebra or real analysis or statistics and probability.
  • Familiarity with computing and programming is desirable.
  • Experience in other scientific disciplines are also encouraged
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test.
  • GRE Advanced Subject Test in Mathematics is also recommended.
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Columbia University
Level M.Phil
Country USA
Subject areas Mathematics
Salary Competent fellowshipa and other additional grants
Eligibility Masters / M.Phil
Deadline September (Yearly)

 Contact:For more information please contact Dood Kalicharan at

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen jointly offers a new interdisciplinary PhD program. This new PhD program is starting in fall 2017 and will enroll about 100 PhD students over the next six years.

Research areas:

  • Computer Vision
  • Micro- and Nano-Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics
  • Perceptual Inference
  • Haptics
  • Computer Graphics


  • Applicant must be curious, creative, and passionate about research to join the school.
  • Applicants with a strong academic background and must hold master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Materials Science, Physics, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

The offer

  • All aspects of the program are in English.
  • Successful candidate may join the program in late summer or early fall 2017.
  • Candidate will be guided by our internationally renowned faculty.
  • Selected candidate will register as a university graduate student and conduct research for approximately 3 years.
  • Selected candidate may take part in a wide variety of scientific seminars, advanced training workshops, and social activities.
  • The PhD degree will be conferred when candidate successfully complete the PhD project.
  • Selected candidate will receive funding via an employment contract, subject to the rules of the Max Planck Society and the two participating universities.


  • Admission will be competitive.
  • Apply via the school’s website before the closing date.
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Organization International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Materials Science, Physics
Fellowship amount As per the rules
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline April 17, 2017

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The University of Amsterdam is offering UvA385 Grants for PhD candidates. Grants are available for pursuing PhD degree programme and other various purposes, such as a conference abroad or a business visit to colleagues in another country.

In 2017, the University of Amsterdam is celebrating its 385th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the UvA is introducing a new type of grant, the UvA385 Grant, which enables UvA PhD candidates to acquire international experience.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Grants are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Two-thirds of doctoral positions are in the fields of the natural sciences and medicine, and a third are in social and behavioural sciences, humanities, economics and law.

Scholarship Award:

  • The grants are intended to enable students to acquire additional international experience on top of their regular opportunities.
  • The grants are aimed at UvA PhD candidates approved by the Doctorate Board who are actively working on research.
  • A UvA386 Grant is worth up to €3000 per grant.
  • A minimum of 20 grants will be awarded, spread over two application rounds. More grants can be awarded if fund-raising proves successful.

Number of Scholarships: At least 20 grants of up to €3,000 each will be awarded during the first round of selections.

Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands or Abroad

Eligibility: UvA385 Grants are offered on top of existing regular opportunities. The launch of this new grant also forms the start of a fund-raising campaign being carried out by the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF).

Nationality: Students from Netherlands are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an master’s programme.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Netherlands Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted via the application form below. An application must contain the following:

  • Copy of the Doctorate Board’s decision regarding admission to the doctoral
  • A concise letter of motivation written by the PhD student that sets out the purpose and explains the relevance for their doctoral research and/or their career, and that shows that shows the enthusiasm and conviction needed to convince the committee that the grant will be well spent;
  • A recent CV;
  • A specific budget with an overview of income and expenses;
  • A general plan that shows that the grant will be awarded before September 2018;
  • A personal letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor which is individual to the PhD student. This letter is submitted separately.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 3, 2017.

Scholarship Link