Registration for the International Doctoral Program for Development Studies

Center for Development Research, University Bonn
Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), Universität Bonn

  • This registration form has to be filled in English language.
  • All fields marked with an ! are obligatory.
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1. Personal Data
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2. Mailing Address
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3. Higher Education
 
3.1 First Degree (Bachelor)
Major field(s)
of study:
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University or other
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a Thesis for this
degree?:
 
Title of the Thesis: Please specify if applicable.
 
3.2 Second Degree (Master / Diploma)
A Master-, Diploma or equivalent degree is required for doctoral study in Germany
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awarded/expected:
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Have you written
a Thesis for this
degree?:
 
Title of the Thesis: Please specify if applicable.
 
3.3 Further Degree (1)
Please list earlier enrollment, degree awarded or expected, if applicable.
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Date attended, from: . Dates must be given as "month.year" (mm.yyyy).
to: .
Exact Degree Title: Please specify.
Date
awarded/expected:
. Date must be given as "month.year" (mm.yyyy).
Grade:  
Grade Point Average
(GPA):
out of
possible
Please indicate your cumulative GPA if applicable, together with the maximum GPA which can be achieved at your college or university.
Have you written
a Thesis for this
degree?:
 
Title of the Thesis: Please specify if applicable.
 
3.4 Further Degree (1)
Please list earlier enrollment, degree awarded or expected, if applicable.
Name of the
University or other
Degree Awarding
Institution:
 
City:
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Please select "Country" from the left pull down menu. If your country is not listed, select "Other" and specify it in the text field.
Date attended, from: . Dates must be given as "month.year" (mm.yyyy).
to: .
Exact Degree Title: Please specify.
Date
awarded/expected:
. Date must be given as "month.year" (mm.yyyy).
Grade:  
Grade Point Average
(GPA):
out of
possible
Please indicate your cumulative GPA if applicable, together with the maximum GPA which can be achieved at your college or university.
Have you written
a Thesis for this
degree?:
 
Title of the Thesis: Please specify if applicable.
 
4. Language Proficiency and other Tests
Proficiency in
English:
How is your proficiency in English Language? Please select from the left pull down menu.
Computer TOEFL
Test:
Have you taken the computer based TOEFL test?
Computer TOEFL
Score:
Paper TOEFL Test: Have you taken the paper based TOEFL test?
Paper TOEFL Score:
IELTS Test: Have you taken the IELTS test?
IELTS Score:
Other English
Language Test:
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Knowledge of
other languages:
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GRE General Test: Have you taken the GRE general test?
GRE General Score: - -
verbal - quantitive - analytical
 
5. Working Experience
Institute / Company: Please list current or previous enrollment.
City:
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Date attended, from: . Dates must be given as "month.year" (mm.yyyy).
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Position:  
Activities:
Current Occupation:
 
6. Proposed doctoral research topic in the context of ZEF's research areas and priorities
Topic of the
graduate research
statement:
Please specify.
ZEF department: In which ZEF department would you and your research fit? Please select from the left pull down menu.
ZEF research area: In order to provide you appropriate supervision, your research topic has to fit into one of ZEF's research areas / groups. Please select from the left pull down menu.
 
7. Scholarship / Sponsorship

You need a scholarship or a proof that you have sufficient financial resources for the whole program period of three years

Choices:

  1. ZEF admits also qualified participants with own funds or stipends from third parties, such as their government or an international sponsor. You need approximately 900 Euros per month for a decent living in Germany. Currently, ZEF raises no tuition for the program, but adequate research funds of up to 20,000 Euros must also be secured.

    Please click yes below for "Own funds" in such a case. You only have to submit your application along with a copy of the letter of award of your scholarship or a proof of your own financial resources. There is no deadline for such an application. You may submit such an application immediately.

You need a financial support, if you do not have enough own financial funds or a scholarship award yet. Source for a scholarship depend on your origin, discipline and research area:

Scholarships directly available at ZEF:

  1. Candidates from developing countries can apply for a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A number of those DAAD scholarships, which are sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), are directly available at ZEF. If you apply for such a scholarship, you have to send your application together with a DAAD application directly to ZEF. The deadline for such an application is August 31, every year, for the intake in October of the following year.
  2. You can also apply for a PhD position in one of ZEF's projects. In this case, the topic, region and discipline of the research is determined by the project. You can apply if there is such an open position. They are announced on ZEF website (look under NEWS / VACANCIES).
  3. There exists the possibility for external doctoral students to participate in one of ZEF's doctoral courses. You can do this with own funds. Ph.D. students from developing countries can apply directly at ZEF for a short term scholarship made available by the DAAD. We offer four course modules every year. More information and the dates of the courses are available at www.zef.de. If you apply for such a scholarship, you have to submit the application documents A. to H. plus xx directly to ZEF. You can submit such an application at any time, however at least two months before the course starts.

Scholarships not available directly at ZEF:

  1. The German Ministry of External Affairs has also bilateral agreements with many countries (not only developing countries) for DAAD scholarships. Those DAAD scholarships are of special interest for candidates from countries, which are not officially seen as developing countries, like the GUS, Central Asian and European states and others. If you want to apply for such a scholarship, you have to be at first accepted to the International Doctoral Studies Program and ZEF and get the provision of a supervisor. Then, you can submit your application for a DAAD-scholarship to a German Embassy or DAAD office in your home country. Please, ask the German embassy in your country for the details and the deadline of application. You may submit an application for a supervisor at any time. Please have in mind that we need at least 4 weeks to decide upon your supervision.
  2. You can also apply for a scholarship from any other foundation and sponsor. Also in this case, you have to be at first accepted to the International Doctoral Studies Program and ZEF and get the provision of a supervisor before you can apply for a scholarship. There is no deadline for such an application. You may submit such an application immediately. Please indicate to which sponsor / foundation you want to apply.
 
Note: Please select and specify only one source / kind of scholarship or financial source:
  Own funds:  
DAAD scholarships
directly available
from ZEF (only
for candidates from
Developing Countries):
PhD Position in a
ZEF research project:
I want to participate
as an external PhD
student in one of
ZEF's PhD course
and want to a apply
for that for a
scholarship from ZEF:
DAAD scholarship
available from the
German Embassy:
Scholarship from
another Foundation:
Please specify.
 

Qualified candidates who cannot be offered a DAAD or Robert Bosch scholarship directly available from ZEF may receive a letter of qualification and acceptance. It will help them seek financial assistance at other institutions and foundations.

Please specify if applicable to the selected choice above:

 
PhD vacancy in a
ZEF research project:
If applicable, please specify the position accordingly to the vacancy announcement on the ZEF website.
Scholarship from
another foundation /
sponsor:
If applicable, please specify the name of another sponsor where do you want to apply for your scholarship.
Scholarship
awarded by:
If applicable, please specify an already awarded scholarship for your PhD.
Duration of the
Scholarship awarded:
Duration in months.
 
8. How did you learn about the program?
Internet: Please indicate how you learned about the program (check all that apply).
DAAD:
Friends, Colleagues,
Other Students:
Supervisor:
Poster, flyer:
Other: