2023/2024 University of Bayreuth BIGSAS-Scholarships for African Scholars

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Last Updated on November 2, 2022

University of Bayreuth BIGSAS-Scholarships

BIGSAS has been awarded two scholarships within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for which BIGSAS will nominate candidates who have successfully passed the application procedure.

BIGSAS provides a centre for creative and innovative PhD training based on the inter- and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Institute of African Studies, IAS, at the University of Bayreuth, and the Cluster of Excellence ‘Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies’.

About University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth (originally called in German Universität Bayreuth) is a public research university founded in 1975 as a campus university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It is broadly organized into seven undergraduate and graduate faculties, with each faculty defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy.

The university offers several interdisciplinary courses such as Global Change Ecology, Theatre and Media Studies, and Health Economics. In 2020 the university was ranked 51 in the Times Higher Education world university ranking for universities founded less than 50 years ago.[6] It is a member of the Elite Network of Bavaria (Elitenetzwerk Bayern), an educational policy concept of Bavaria for the promotion of gifted pupils and students in the higher education sector.

University of Bayreuth BIGSAS-Scholarships

Type: Postgraduate

Organization: University of Bayreuth

Country to study: Germany

School to study: University of Bayreuth

Course to study: Not specified

State of Origin

Gender: Men and Women

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

Aim and Benefits of University of Bayreuth BIGSAS-Scholarships

  • Monthly payments of 1,200 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel lump sum (depending on country of origin)
  • Annual research allowance of 460 euros

Under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying members of family (about 200 euros child allowance per child; about 275 euros marriage allowance)

Additionally, the host graduate school can receive an annual material resource and supervision allowance (1000 euros).

Requirements for University of Bayreuth BIGSAS-Scholarships Qualification

  • 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.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

How to Apply

The scholarship periods begin in October 2023 at the earliest (including a German language course starting in summer 2023, if applicable). The scholarships are awarded for a total scholarship period of up to four years.

For more details, visit the University of Bayreuth website.


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