2023 ZEF Doctoral program at University of Bonn, Germany (DAAD Scholarship)

Research Scholarship in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Germany, Germany View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 31, 2022
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 1450
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

If you are from a developing country seeking to study your doctoral degree in a recognized university in the world, you can apply to the doctoral program offered by the ZEF -the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn, Germany. ZEF is offering a great doctoral program for scientists from developing countries that is funded by DAAD.

Details ZEF program 

Location: Bonn, Germany

Deadline: August 31, each year

Start of the Program: October 1, the Next year

Number of set: 20-30

Institution: University of Bonn,

Level of study: Doctoral program

Duration: three years

Funding organization: DAAD

Language of study: English

Study background needed:

  • social sciences
  • sociology
  • economics,
  • development economics
  • political science
  • Mathematics
  • biology
  • agriculture
  • resource economics
  • ecology
  • agronomy
  • earth sciences


Students need to attend 800 teachings per year. when they completed their six to nine months of the course work they are required to do practical research in a developing country for six months or 1 year.

successful defense and completion of the thesis will result in obtaining a doctoral degree.

Who can apply to this scholarship

The applicants applying to ZEF doctoral program on DAAD scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • Strong English language skill ( IELTS  6 or TOEFL 80 iBT certificate, other English language certificates from a language institution, or the university certificate indicating the English as instruction language)
  • Two years of professional work experience
  • be a citizen of developing countries
  • have not lived in Germany
  • Obtained a master’s degree with a great GPA higher than 3 in the American system in the last six years. or will be graduated in the current year.
  • Master’s degree was taken in last 6 years.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants can apply to this scholarship by following the steps below,

  1.  fill out the online application form, and you will get your personal registration number by email when you finished the online form.
  2. Document and application preparation

provide all your documents in English and in one PDF file size not more than 20 MB.

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Required documents

  • Motivation letter (Your address, Signed and dated- one or two pages).
  • two recommendation letters
  • CV (Europass format)
  • BIGS-DR application form (Signed and dated)
  • DAAD Application form. select “scholarship for a postgraduate course with relevance to developing countries”
  • Graduate research statement
  • Master thesis (One page)
  • Academic documents
    • Master’s degree certificate and transcripts
    • bachelor’s degree certificates and diploma
    • school certificate and diploma
  • Employer statement
  • Passport
  • English proficiency proof


Scholarship Link

For more information, you can visit the DAAD website.

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