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DAAD Scholarships for PhD in Biochemistry/Microbiology at Rhodes University

In developing countries, DAAD supports the founding of universities and the training of executive personnel. DAAD ‘in Country’ Call for PhD Scholarships to study Biochemistry/Microbiology at Rhodes University.

DAAD is offering three-year PhD scholarships for full-time study towards the PhD degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rhodes University starting February 2018. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A maximum of 5 scholarships are available for admission in 2018. The scholarships cover costs associated with the degree and include a monthly stipend of 500 Euro.


Citizens of a sub-Saharan country (excluding South Africa);

MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology or a related science completed not more than 6 years ago;

Good working knowledge of English;

Strong motivation and commitment.


Please submit the following documentation as a single PDF file

  1. Letter of motivation (explaining your interest in Biochemistry/Microbiology and why you wish to do a PhD. Maximum 1.5 pages); 2. CV (using the accompanying template) and certified copy of academic transcript/degree certificates; 3. Reference letters from 2 academic references; 4. Passport/ID as proof of citizenship.

Please email the above documents as a single PDF file to by 13:00 on Monday 20th November. Please name the file ‘DAAD-Your name’.

Female applicants and applicants from less privileged backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the programme

Queries may be addressed to Prof Adrienne Edkins on

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email on the 24th November 2017.

If you do not hear from us by that date, you should assume that your application was not successful.


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