Leadership for Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal): Master’s Degree Scholarships in Germany

Objective

The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal at higher education institutions in Germany. In times of conflicts and displacement in various African countries, this programme intends to contribute to the education of future leaders, who will be essential for the further development of their home countries. “Leadership for Africa” offers scholarships for Master studies in Germany to qualified applicants in all fields of study except for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Arts and Architecture. All “Leadership for Africa” scholarship holders benefit from a complementary training programme in good governance, civil society and career development. The mandatory programme must be completed in addition to the regular studies.

Who can apply?

The programme targets two groups:
1) Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before April 18th, 2022
  • Country of asylum must be either Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

2) Highly qualified graduates from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Citizenship of either Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
  • Country of residence is Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger or Senegal
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

Please note:

  • With a Degree in Medicine, you can apply for Public Health or Biomedical Master related programmes only. A Master programme in Medicine is not eligible for funding.
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes (see separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database).

What can be funded?

The scholarship includes:

  • Language course (2-6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • Tuition-free M.A. or M.Sc. degree programme at a public or state-recognized university in Germany starting in the winter term 2023 (September/October 2023)
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!

Duration of the funding

Generally, selected candidates will start their German language course in April 2023 and take up their studies at a German institution of higher education by approx. October 1st, 2023. The duration of funding is determined by the standard period of study of the chosen programme. In general, Master’s programmes require two years of full-time study.

Value

 

  • If necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) in Germany before the start of the study programme, including the coverage of the test fees for a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH test), pocket money and accommodation. The DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and project. Participation in a language course is compulsory if the study programme is taught in German.
  • Additional mandatory training programme LEAD!
  • Monthly scholarship rate payments of 861 EURO
  • Adequate health, accident, and private/personal liability insurance in Germany
  • Travel allowance
  • Yearly study allowance
  • If applicable, monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for accompanying family members (spouse and/or children)

Selection

A pre-selection will take place based on the submitted application documents. Only complete applications with all mandatory documents will be considered. Preselected candidates will be invited to an (digital) interview with an independent selection committee of university professors.
In addition to previous achievements in school and university, language skills and the general motivation, the main selection criterion is a convincing description of the planned studies in Germany and the suitable choice of study programmes in the DAAD form “Study course profile”.
To ensure equal opportunities, social criteria such as special life circumstances, migration background or students from non-academic families can play a role. Criteria such as social engagement about which you can provide information in the application form are also considered.

For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the Important Scholarship Information, Section E.

daad.de/go/en/stipa57596552

African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) Fully Funded Scholarship

( African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at the REDEEMER’S UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA calls for application in a  FULLY FOUNDED POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM for female regional students in  (MSc and Ph.D.) course in Genomics and Molecular Biology, Flight tickets, Accommodation, Research, Projects, and Monthly stipends. for more details and the application process visit  www.acegid.org/admissions.

World Bank/Government of Ghana WACWISA Masters and PhD Scholarships 2021/2022 for African Students

West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA) at the University for Development Studies, Ghana is accepting applications for Master’s and PhD programmes under the World Bank African Centre’s of Excellence Impact (ACE Impact) Project…

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021. 12:00 mid-night GMT

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Ghana

About the Award: The Scholarship Award Scheme (SAS) is provided by the Government of Ghana (GoG) and the World Bank (WB) to support promising African students to pursue Masters (MSc/MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) study programmes in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and to conduct related research in the West African sub-region in particular and the Africa Region at large. Enrolled students will be supported to develop international experience in one or more of the WACWISA’s international partners’ laboratories and field stations. The need for highly skilled trained professionals is very paramount, given the issues of water scarcity and the development of functional and efficient irrigation infrastructure at the Africa regional level, needed for the intensification of agriculture, increased productivity and food security.

The selection of beneficiaries of the Scholarship Award Scheme (SAS) shall be subject to the maintenance of a high-grade academic performance during the coursework, successfully development and defence of research proposal during the first 6 to 12 months of the programme and high-level performance of progress of students.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Meet the standard University for Development Studies Admission requirement for both local and international students.
  • Apply for the Masters/Doctor of Philosophy programme in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering at the University for Development Studies.
  • Submit an official/certified academic transcript from the previous University of study and a certified copy of academic certificates, with official English translation provided where necessary.
  • For the Masters programme, candidates must have the following qualifications:
    • MPhil Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – A Bachelor’s degree (honors) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science or related fields.
    • MSc/MPhil Environmental Management and Sustainability – A Bachelor’s degree (honors) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Natural Resources Science and Management, Biology, Agriculture, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science or related fields.
  • For the PhD programme, candidates must have a minimum qualification:
    • PhD Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in related field (Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science).
    • PhD Environmental Management and Sustainability – Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in related field in Natural Resources Science and Management, Biology, Agriculture, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science.
  • Practical field training/experience in irrigation and drainage or Environmental Management and Sustainability related activities is an added advantage.
  • Masters applicants MUST submit a three (3)-page and PhD five (5)-page maximum research proposal which shall contain a research topic, background, problem statement and justification, objectives, materials and methods and expected results.
  • All applicants shall submit a two (2)-page statement of motivation outlining their fitness for the study programme and benefit of the training to their home country and Africa in general.
  • All applicants to the Masters or PhD programmes must submit two (2) academic letters of reference and one (1) professional letter of reference.
  • Provide a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) – maximum two (2) pages
  • All shortlisted applicants shall be interviewed.
  • Applicants must be less than 35 years for the Masters programme and less than 40 years for PhD
  • Be nationals of and resident in Africa.
  • Provide a copy of Identity Card (ID) or Bio-data page of National Passport

Note: Female candidates in the West-Africa sub-region are particularly encouraged to apply.

  1. Language Requirement

The program training language is solely in English. Francophone candidates with proven evidence of competence in English are encouraged to apply. However, the program will, based on merit, provide a ten (10) weeks certificate language competency training (English only) to selected Francophone candidates prior to the start of the academic year.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The scholarship is tenable at the University for Development Studies, School of Engineering and shall cover the following:

  • Tuition, Research and Learning Costs

The scholarship will cover the official University fees for Masters students (24 months) and PhD students (36 months) at the University for Development Studies, School of Engineering. This will include: tuition, registration, examination, matriculation, Student Identity Card, ICT and library. These will be payable to the University for Development Studies.

  • Monthly Stipend

The scholarship includes a monthly stipend to cover accommodation, living expenses, health insurance and other personal incidentals.

  • Research Costs

This research cost will cover transport, field data collection, software, and other student project related costs.

  • International Placement/Mobility Costs

Students may be supported and placed in international laboratories of partner institutions for the conduct of research where need be and to expose them to the international setting to gain international experience. This will cover travel cost in a return economy class ticket and living expenses for a period of between three (3) to six (6) months.

  • Note: Full scholarship is available to Non-Ghanaian students only

Duration of Award: The program duration is 18 months for MSc, 24 months for MPhil and 48 months for PhD

How to Apply: Applicants should submit full complement of documentation to wacwisa@uds.edu.gh and copy director_wacwisa@uds.edu.gh with a subject line “WACWISA Masters and PhD scholarships”

All applicants must also submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at the University for Development Studies, Tamale – Ghana available at www.uds.edu.gh

For further information, please contact the following:

Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Shaibu
West African Center for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture
University for Development Studies
Tamale, Ghana.
Email: sganiyu@uds.edu.gh

Mr. Bernard Alando
West African Center for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture
University for Development Studies
Tamale, Ghana.
Email: alanben@uds.edu.gh

  • GOODLUCK!

Doctoral scholarship for Research Programme

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

With funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

2021 Admissions into PhD Programme In

Climate Change and Human Habitat

FULL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

I write at the instance of the Director, WASCAL CC&HH, to inform you that a Call for Applications for Full Scholarship; PhD programme in Climate Change and Human Habitat 2021 Admissions at Federal University of Technology, Minna.

The applicants will be fully sponsored and exposed to teaching by cross-cultural academics from West Africa and Germany

4 months in either Lome, Togo (to learn the French language) or Cape Coast, Ghana (to brush up their English language);

Monthly stipend of 350 Euros,

Research grant worth 8000 Euros

And 3 – 6 months stay in Germany for research analysis etc).

There is even a 5 minutes video clip on the programme at the end of the call for applications, so the applicants can begin to farmiliarize themselves with this opportunity.

Please, help share with your contacts and any interested in a PhD programme in Climate Change and Human Habitats.

Interested?

send e-mail to:
info@afrisciencenet.org

Malaysia International Scholarship, 2021-22 (Master & Ph.D)

WHO CAN APPLY

1. MOHE cordially invites graduates (full time Master/ PhD) from the following nations for the Academic Year of 2021/2022:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  4. Philippines
  5. Indonesia
  6. Laos
  7. Myanmar
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Vietnam
  11. Kingdom of Morocco
  12. Palestine

2. Application deadline: 30th April 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

1. All applications must be submitted through our online application system via the link https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/

2. All documents below are COMPULSORY and to be uploaded via online application system
   (scanned and save as in PDF format):

  1. Application form;
  2. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 6 month’s validity);
  3. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;
    • Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree programme must be reflected in the academic transcripts;
    • Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and
    • Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicants’ alma mater describing the university’s grade system. If an applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile. Documents must be certified.
  4. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency;
  5. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees (e.g. lecturer, supervisor or immediate superior, etc.)
  6. Curriculum Vitae; and
  7. Research Proposal.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must COMPLY to the following criteria:

  1. Not be more than 40 and 45 years of age for Master and PhD respectively.
  2. For Master’s Degree Program, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 at Bachelor Degree level.
  3. For PhD Program, applicants should obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or very good result at Master’s degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.
  4. Proof of English Language Proficiency:
    1. Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (minimum total score 6.5); or TOEFL internet-based test, iBT (minimum total score of 92); or
    2. Applicants obtaining Degrees with English as medium of instructions may also be accepted (evidence is a prerequisite).
  5. Submission of a written proposal with minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the field of studies.

LEVEL OF STUDY

  1. PhD
  2. Master

*Full time postgraduate students [(Master/ PhD) courses] for the Academic Year of 2021/2022*

LIST OF UNIVERSITIES

  1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  4. Universiti Malaya (UM)
  5. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  6. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
  7. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  8. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  9. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  10. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
  11. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  12. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  13. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  14. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  15. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  16. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  17. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  18. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)
  19. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
  20. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  21. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
  22. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  23. Multimedia University (MMU)
  24. International Centre For Education In Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

BENEFITS OF MIS

  1. This scholarship is limited to tuition fees and monthly living allowance of RM 1,500.00 per month.
  2. Successful applicants are expected to independently arrange their travel to Malaysia (non-financial provisions). Travel expenses will not be provided by the Government of Malaysia.
  3. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses in Malaysia.

AREAS OF STUDY

Priority will be given to the following areas of study:

  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy

* Applicants may choose any related course within the areas mentioned above

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  1. High-level academic achievement.
  2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
  3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

TERMS AND CONDITION

  1. Scholars must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programs at the selected Higher Learning Institutions (Please refer List of Universitites). It is the responsibility of the scholars to confirm admission to the university.
  2. Scholars must not change their programme during tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from the university and the Ministry of Higher Education.
  3. Scholars must follow the approved programmes and abide by the university’s rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
  4. Any suspension from the university will result in immediate suspension of award. Monthly allowances are not payable during suspension.
  5. It is the responsibility of successful candidates to apply and meet the requirements for the issuing of an appropriate entry visa including medical examination. The offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa. Further information and application details are available at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my.
  6. Scholars must maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by their host university or the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian Universities and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
  8. Scholars are not allowed to take any paid employment during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further inquiries regarding MIS scholarship;
please contact: SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION Ministry of Higher Education
Level 2, No 2, Tower 2 Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5 62200 Putrajaya

Phone: +603-8888 1616 (Hotline) / +603-8870 6368 (8.30 am- 4.30 pm Malaysia time / Monday – Friday)
E-mailinternational@mohe.gov.my
For any technical assistance regarding MIS application form; please submit your e-mail with screen-shot to : international@mohe.gov.my

PhD Programme in Global Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – School of Humanities and Social Science

Qualification Type:PhD
Location:Shenzhen – China
Funding for:UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount:¥95,000 or £10,451.90 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours:Full Time
Placed On:12th March 2021
Closes:30th April 2021

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen)was founded in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval by the Ministry of Education. It strives to explore a new path of higher education featured by strong connections to both China and the world. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the purpose to provide top-quality higher education and foster an enriching research environment. It is CUHK-Shenzhen’s mission to cultivate innovative talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural traditions and social responsibilities. 

FACULTY INTRODUCTION

The School of Humanities and Social Science, one of the leading schools in CUHK-Shenzhen, has a diversity of high-quality and well-organized graduate programmes in various research areas. At present, it attracts the best talented academic staff and provides students with four exciting post-graduate programmes: Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting Studies, Master of Arts in Global Studies, Master of Science in Applied Psychology and Master of Arts in Simultaneous Interpreting. The School’s mission is to educate and train innovative and forward-thinking social science talents, and to become a leading school of social science nationally and internationally. 

PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION

The Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies (GCCS) in the HSS at CUHK-Shenzhen plans to start its PhD programme in Global Studies in the Fall of 2021. With its solid and enriching research resources, the programme is seeking for innovative and forward-thinking social science talents globally with a range of research focuses, including international relations, international security, international political economy, global governance, international organization, comparative politics, Chinese political economy and other related areas. The programme aims to equip students with interdisciplinary and independent analysis skills, capability of critical thinking and creativity, global and innovative mindset, which enable students to be professionals at top research universities or leading industries.

DETAILED FACTS:

Starting

Fall of 2021

Programme Intensity

Full-Time duration

Languages

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Tuition Fees

RMB 95,000 RMB per annum

Scholarship

Yes. The selection is based on merit.

Application deadline

30 April 2021 at 24:00 (Beijing Time) 

CURRICULUM AND CREDIT REQUIREMENT

  • For PhD students, minimum of 27 units are required from the following lecture courses with 4 required courses in Group A (12 units) and 15 units of elective courses in Group B.

Lecture Courses Group A

Advanced Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Global Studies

Social Science Research Methods

Advanced Seminar on the Theories of Global Studies

Graduate Seminar on Critical Thinking and Social Science Research

Lecture Courses Group B

Theories & Practice of International Relations

International Economics & Business

Development Economics

International Organizations and Global Governance

International Security Affairs

Foreign Policy Decision Making

Global Finance & Monetary System

Economic Statecraft & Negotiations

International Environmental Governance

Global Natural Resource Management

Population, Urbanization and Sustainable Development

  • In addition, students must take research courses on thesis writing, academic presentation, research ethics, etc. and attend related seminars delivered by faculty members/invited guests and academic workshops and conferences during their studies at the programme.
  • Students in the PhD stream need to attend a candidacy examination. A student with a master degree who fails to pass the candidacy requirement within the maximum pre-candidacy period is required to withdraw from PhD study; A student without a master’s degree who fails to pass the candidacy requirement within the maximum pre-candidacy period is allowed to switch to MPhil study.

STUDY MODE AND STUDY PERIOD

The study mode is full-time for all streams of the programme. The study period for different streams is summarized below:  

Degree

PhD

Maximum Pre-Candidacy Period

entering with a research master’s degree – 24 months

entering without a research master’s degree – 36 months

Normative Period

entering with a research master’s degree – 48 months

entering without a research master’s degree – 60 months

Maximum Period

entering with a research master’s degree – 72 months

entering without a research master’s degree – 84 months

For detailed unit requirements, please contact us.

GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

For the PhD programme, the applicant shall have:

  • education background in international relations, political science, public administration, economics, sociology or other social science-related subjects;
  • a Master’s degree from a recognized university; or graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B”; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.
  • fulfilled the English Language Proficiency Requirement as specified below:

The applicant should either:

  • possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Exam (AS Level)
  • Hong Kong Higher Level Exam; or
  • achieve Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or
  • completed a degree programme for which the medium of instruction was English, and the CUHK(SZ) Graduate School may request applicants to provide additional supporting documents to prove their English proficiency; or
  • submit one of the following original score reports/ certificates for assessment by the Programme concerned:
    • TOEFL (not lower than 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; and 79 internet-based)
    • IELTS (Academic) (not lower than Band 6.5)
    • GMAT (Verbal, not lower than 21); or
  • have obtained a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country. 

CONTACT US

Telephone:      (86) 0755-84273180, 84273173

Email:             chenrubing@cuhk.edu.cn

Address:       TB545, Teaching B, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 2001 Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang District, Shenzhen, China.

PhD Positions in Condensed Matter Physics

Masaryk University – Department of Condensed Matter Physics

Qualification Type:PhD
Location:Brno – Czechia
Funding for:UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount:Not Specified
Hours:Full Time
Placed On:4th March 2021
Closes:20th April 2021

Type of Cooperation: PhD fellowship (more information on PhD study programmes at the Faculty of Science here

Expected Start Date: negotiable (approx. September 2021) 

Application Deadline: 20 April 2021  

About the Workplace 

The PhD student will join our research activities in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics. Experiments will be performed using the unique equipment of CEITEC Nano Infrastructure, the national joint research infrastructure of the Central European Institute of Technology of Brno University of Technology and Masaryk University (see http://www.nano.ceitec.cz).  

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education. 

Faculty of Science, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences.  

Positions 

1)  Field of Experimental Nano-Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 

Thesis Topic: Investigations of Nano-scaled Ferromagnetic Semiconducting Oxides for Spintronic Applications 

Supervisor: Hoa Hong Nguyen, PhD 

Contact: hong.nguyen@mail.muni.cz 

Description 

The aim of the study is to verify the role of oxygen vacancies and defects in introducing room temperature ferromagnetism in various pristine Semiconducting Oxides in nanoscale. By down scaling semiconducting oxides, under appropriate conditions that may create oxygen vacancies/defects, room temperature ferromagnets can be obtained. This may allow one to manipulate the spins and charges simultaneously in the same device. We propose to study the effect of introducing additional carriers and lattice defects on the ferromagnetic properties of thin films of undoped oxides. The investigations will exploit the element selectivity of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism to detect changes in the spin polarization caused by the presence of extra charge carriers due either to x-ray irradiation or to dopant impurities. We expect these studies to shed new light on the mechanisms of d0-Ferromagnetism.  

Desired Skills and Experience 

Hands-on experience in experimental laboratories, being familiar with equipment in Physics and/or Chemistry Labs should be preferable. 

2)  Field of Experimental Study of Topological Insulator Materials 

Thesis Topic: Structural and electronic investigations of topological insulator thin films 

Supervisor: Ondrej Caha, PhD 

Contact: caha@physics.muni.cz 

Description 

Topological insulators have a unique electronic band structure of surface states. These states have spin-momentum locked dispersion caused by time-reversal symmetry or mirror symmetry for topological insulators and topological crystalline insulators, respectively. The time-reversal symmetry can be broken by the magnetic field; thus, ferromagnetically doped topological insulators are of great scientific interest for the possible electronic and spintronic application. The other materials to be studied are thin films and quantum wells of topological crystalline insulators. The quantum well changes the electronic structure of the topological surface states due to changing the inversion symmetry protecting the topological surface states. 

Desired Skills and Experience 

Experience in en experimental laboratory, preferably in Solid State Physics. 

3) Field of Experimental Study of Soft Condensed Matter and Organic Semiconductors  

Thesis Topic: Investigations of Thin Films of Organic Semiconductors on Graphene  

Supervisor: Jiri Novak, PhD 

Contact: novak@physics.muni.cz 

Description 

The Ph.D. research will be focused on the preparation and structural characterization of thin films of organic semiconductor molecules (OSMs) on graphene. The studied systems serve as channels in future optoelectronic devices based on OSMs, where graphene may be used as an electrode. In these devices, the structure of the molecular layer plays a defining role in the device performance. The OSM films will be prepared using organic molecular beam deposition in ultra-high vacuum and characterized by x-ray scattering/diffraction and atomic force microscopy. An important subject of the study is the relation of the thin film structure with the initial growth, i.e. structure and morphology of the first few molecular layers, which will be determined by low energy electron diffraction and microscopy (LEED and LEEM, respectively). Selected analytical techniques will be applied in-situ during the growth or during the post-growth annealing either in the home laboratory or at synchrotrons. The goal of the research is to get insight into the relation between the film growth parameters (e.g. substrate temperature) and the film structure and morphology. 

Desirable but not essential skills and experience: an experience with computer-aided simulations, molecular materials, x-ray scattering techniques, or measurements at synchrotron facilities  

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in either Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Physical Chemistry or Chemistry of Solids. 
  • A well-organized person and a team player. 
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) in English.  
  • High level of commitment to complete the PhD studies 

How to Apply  

Please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter with a concise summary of your previous research activities, and contacts of two persons who might provide references to the supervisor. 

Detail information   

Selection Process 

Received applications will be continuously reviewed and carefully considered. Shortlisted applicants meeting the requirements will be invited to an interview.   

Please note that your application does not substitute an official admission process to Ph.D. studies at SCI MUNI. Details including discussion about the research topic, required documentation or formalities will be a subject of the interview with successful candidates. Only upon the informal pre-agreement with potential future supervisor, a formal application for PhD studies at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University can be submitted. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!  

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is a life-changing leadership journey.

The leadership development programme

Our programme is built on our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation. We aim to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by equipping young African leaders with the competence and courage to transform the continent into a place where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Our programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops which you will attend during your time in residence.

 Financial support

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies. It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education. This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.

The above scholarship is now open and will be closing by 20/04/21. Kindly us the link below  to apply.
https://www.mandelarhodes.org/scholarship/apply/

Spring 2022 TechWomen Scholarship.

Spring 2022 TechWomen Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.

Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.

Be proficient in written and spoken English.

Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.

Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.

Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.

Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

2021/2022 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

About the Federal Scholarship: 

The Honorable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2021/2022 Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:

BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT (BEA) 2020/2021:

  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico.

2.0 All qualified candidates are advised to:

a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website wwww.education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:

b. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online c. Print the completed Application Form

3.0 FIELDS OF STUDY

a. Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), Pilot Engineering, Neurologis and

b. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.

Eligibility Criteria

FOR BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT (BEA)

A. Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2018 & 2019).
  • Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

B. Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C.
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by employer.

GENERAL NOTE FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

  • Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and
  • All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must visit the www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu  which will hopefully be opened between October and November 2019
  • Complete the application form online
  • All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia;

All Applicants to upload the following certificates online;

a. UNDERGRADUATE (UG): WAEC/WASSCE, Birth Certificate, Indigene letter.

b. POSTGRADUATE (PG): 1st Degree Certificate, Birth Certificate, WAEC/WASSCE Indigene letter & NYSC discharge Certificate.

NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

 i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;

 ii) Data page of the current International passport;

iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;

iv) National Identification Number (NIN)

v) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.

OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:

 i) 08077884417

ii) fsb@education.gov.ng

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS.