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FULLY FUNDED : Apply for the 2024 BIGSAS Awards Full Scholarships 2024 in Germany

Applications are open for the 2024 BIGSAS Awards Full Scholarships.

Through the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), the University of Bayreuth provides an innovative and well-structured doctoral programme for anyone interested in obtaining a doctorate in African Studies. You will find all the information you need about the programme in this article, including details on its academic components, the application procedure, and its range of support services.

The two PhD programmes offered by BIGSAS, Dr. Phil and Dr. Rer Nat, are mostly offered in English and French. Over the course of seven semesters, the part-time programme enables students to manage their career and academic obligations. The programme must be completed in three to four years, starting at any time. Academic activities, colloquia, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses are all part of it.

There are no combined Master's and PhD programmes, nor are there any tuition fees for the doctoral programme. Programmes for joint degrees and double degrees are also offered.

Academic activities, colloquia, and disciplinary and multidisciplinary courses are all part of BIGSAS's structured PhD programme. Both students and junior fellows are encouraged to actively participate and contribute under this system. With the exception of extraordinary events like semester breaks, field research, or conference participation, students are required to be in Bayreuth all year long.

Application Closing dates

The particular deadlines for each semester's applications should be known to applicants:

  • Winter Semester: August 31st is the deadline for applications.
  • Summer Semester: February 28 is the deadline for applications.

To guarantee their eligibility for funding, applicants are advised to schedule their scholarship applications well in advance of these deadlines. Therefore, BIGSAS cordially encourages deserving African women scholars who reside on the continent to submit an application for this fellowship by December 31, 2023.

Additional Information

Host Institution
University of Bayreuth
Event Duration
3 - 4years
Program Type
Fully Funded
Program Benefits
- Monthly stipends
- Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
- Travel lump sum (depending on country of origin)
- Annual research allowance
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a very good Master’s Degree in one of the disciplines represented at the graduate school. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained within the last six years. Applicants should not have been in Germany for more than twelve months. Applications may be submitted in German, English or French, the working language of BIGSAS is English
Eligible Countries
All Countries

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