Registration for the International Doctoral Program for Development Studies

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

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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)

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out of possible Please indicate your cumulative GPA if applicable, together with the maximum GPA which can be achieved at your college or university.

3.2 Second Degree (Master / Diploma)
A Master-, Diploma or equivalent degree is required for doctoral study in Germany

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3.3 Further Degree (1)
Please list earlier enrollment, degree awarded or expected, if applicable.

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out of possible Please indicate your cumulative GPA if applicable, together with the maximum GPA which can be achieved at your college or university.

3.4 Further Degree (2)
Please list earlier enrollment, degree awarded or expected, if applicable.

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Dates must be given as "month.year" (mm.yyyy).
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out of possible Please indicate your cumulative GPA if applicable, together with the maximum GPA which can be achieved at your college or university.

4. Language Proficiency and other Tests

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5. Working Experience

Please list current or previous enrollment.
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6. Proposed doctoral research topic in the context of ZEF's research areas and priorities

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.appform.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.

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:

If applicable, please specify the position accordingly to the vacancy announcement on the ZEF website.
If applicable, please specify the name of another sponsor where do you want to apply for your scholarship_
If applicable, please specify an already awarded scholarship for your PhD.

8. How did you learn about the program?

Please indicate how you learned about the program (check all that apply).