Education is one of the basic needs of humans, especially the youth. As it stands, university education, most possibly, a Bachelors’ Degree appears to be the least education qualification that is acceptable in the elite world now. This has contributed to the idea now that getting a university education becoming something of an obsession.
As much as getting the knowledge is the in-thing, getting it from a reputable institution is something else. As we all know, reputable colleges will offer quality education and can be relied upon to offer the best.
Looking for quality education is not very difficult to find when you know where to look. For the records, the United States and the United Kingdom are the front-runners when we are looking for qualitative learning environments, but it is also a well-known fact that Germany and other European countries are not far behind.
Education in Germany is very expensive, which has made the government and some philanthropists in the country to put measures in place to ensure that capable and qualified candidates are afforded the opportunity to get the quality education they deserve.
Be aware though that, scholarships in Germany are highly competitive, especially for international students. This has given rise to the advice that, scholarship offers should be searched for and applied for, even before applying and getting admitted into the colleges.
If you are looking to enjoy or benefit from any of the wide ranges of scholarship programs on offer in Germany, you will do yourself a world of good to check out the following offers:
Hartie School of Governance Doctoral Programme for International Students
The Hartie School offers Doctoral Programme to students with an exceptionally strong Masters Degree or its equivalent in Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration and related management fields.
The doctorate degree on offer at the institution will provide the students the upper hand in a field that has emerged as one of the most dynamic and important fields of inquiry.
Application for the scholarship program is expected to be submitted on or before the deadline date which is put on January 31st to March 1st, 2020. Early applications stand a better chance to be considered ahead of late applicants. To be eligible, applicants must be from any other country besides Germany and should be enrolled or willing to enroll for a Ph.D. course at the Hartie School of Governance to study for a Doctoral Degree in Governance.
The scholarship program is said to offer a monthly living stipend of 1,250 Euros, this will include 100 Euros for traveling and research cost for three (3) years. The Students Affairs team will also offer their support that might cover administrative costs, including visa, residence permits, health insurance and more.\
To apply, visit: https://application.hertie-shool.org/?_ga=2.51311851.319496030.1575277499-1559498886.1575277499 to get the application form. But before, applying, it is noteworthy to check for the list of potential supervisors to be sure that your intended research project is in line with the areas required for research at the Hertie School’s faculty. It is also requested that students do not contact their potential supervisors before their application.
Volkswagen Foundation Norbert Elias Fellowships for African Researchers
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) is looking to increase the diversity in perspective in their research group by offering two scholarships annually to researchers from Africa through the Norbert Elias Foundation. This is after they have noted that African researchers have been highly underrepresented in the international research community.
The application for the 2020 session of the ZiF scholarship is open until the deadline date of February 28, 2020. To be eligible, applicants must be a resident and citizen of any African country. The applicant must also be interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and willing to engage in the activities of the research group. The applicant must also be willing to continue his career in Africa. A strong academic performance, relevance of the research to the group’s topic and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration will be an added advantage.
The scholarship program is said to offer a monthly stipend of 3,000 Euros plus free accommodation at the ZiF campus. ZiF will also contribute to the health insurance of the scholar. Successful candidates are allowed to bring their families with them. The scholar with a family will be liable to an additional monthly 200 Euros per child. There is even the possibility of assisting with the provision of childcare and educational facilities to the child(ren).
To apply, prepare a letter of motivation (three pages, at most) to describe your research and your intent to contribute to the research group and your application, send both documents in PDF format to [email protected]. Attach any one or two relevant publications and state how long you wish to stay (between two to ten months). You can get more information on the application requirements from the Award web page: https://ekvv.uni-bielefeld.de/blog/uninews/entry/norbert_elias_fellowships_for_researchers.
University of Konstanz ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Early-career Researchers from Developing Countries
Universitat Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The university is the southernmost university in Germany and is situated on the shore of Lake Constance just some kilometers from the Swiss border. The school has just launched what is referred to as “ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Scholars from Africa, Asia, and Latin America”
This initiative is used to support early career researchers from Africa, Asia or Latin America, who is making researches related to any of the thirteen departments of the institution. During your time as a ZUKOnnect scholar, you can use your time to extend your research networks and get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university.
The scholarship program is opened to researchers who originated and work or reside in any country in Africa, Asia or Latin America. The applicant must hold a doctorate degree or a doctoral student in his final year. applicants with a permanent professorship or a Habilitation or their equivalents need not apply.
The scholarship program offers a monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros for doctorate students and 2,000 Euros for post-doctorate researchers. This will be in addition to standard expenses for an economy-class journey to Konstanz and back. He/She will also be granted access to library resources, IT services, research support services and events organized by the Zukunftskolleg
To apply, visit: https://stellen.uni-konstanz.de/en.jobposting/23aa8df35b2066152ea3f077e32518fe525b7ac40/apply to submit your application, using the reference number 2019/336. The application should be forwarded along with the following:
– Motivation letter
– Summary of your current research project (3 pages, at most)
– Curriculum Vitae
– Certificates (doctoral certificates or letter from your supervisor)
– Reference letter from your home university.