Qualified DAAD scholarship applicants wanted before 1st December 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are contacting you to inform you about the DAAD scholarship under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” offered to a few highly qualified applicants to our master program “M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”).  We hope that you will circulate this information to as many potential applicants are possible.

Further details regarding this category of DAAD scholarships can be accessed here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-scholarships

We are currently accepting DAAD scholarship applications for the academic year 2017/18 i.e. for the M.Sc. AgEcon degree starting on 1st October 2017 from qualified applicants. The DAAD scholarship application deadline is on 1st December 2017. Applicants wishing to be considered for the scholarship must therefore ensure that we have received their scholarship application documents before this date.

Information regarding the M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”) can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon

Contacts of our current students and our alumni can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-students-2016

Scholarship application documents must be sent to us through the post i.e. through regular mail or through courier service providers e.g. DHL such that the application package reaches our office on or before 1st December 2016. Late applications shall not be accepted.

Qualified applicants who have the fear that their application package might not reach our office before the deadline can scan all the required documents and then email them to us through: agecon@uni-hohenheim.de. Such applicants should however be advised that the hard copies of all the required documents must have reached our office latest by 10th January 2017, else they will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship.

Applicants are kindly requested to carefully read and follow the application instructions attached to this email.

In summary, the following documents are required:

  1. Proof of the online application form downloadable at the end of the online application process here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/82194
  2. Results of the mandatory AgEcon online Pretest:  Applicants can learn how to register for the test here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/index.php?id=111935
  3. Certified copies of the bachelor degree certificate of graduation and complete transcript of records both in the original language of issue and, if this was not in English or German, then official English or German translations must be included. Accepted are bachelor degrees in Agricultural Sciences e.g. Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness and Farm Management, Business Management and any other related disciplines. Applicants must have a strong background in Statistics and Microeconomics
  4. An English C.V. in the EuroPass format that can easily be generated here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae
  5. Proof of proficiency in English e.g. IELTS Academic overall band 6.5 or better, or TOEFL iBT 90 points or more: Applicants must be aware that this is a mandatory requirement. We will not exempt an applicant from this requirement regardless if they studied in English or not. Applicants from countries where English is the official language and also the language of instruction must also provide the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS Academic score certificate. The final submission deadline is on 10th January 2017.
  6. A completed, signed and dated DAAD Scholarship application form that can be downloaded here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/fileadmin/einrichtungen/agrar/Service/Studium/DAADForm.pdf. The DAAD scholarship and the AgEcon master degree application should be sent directly to our university and not to the DAAD offices in Bonn as stated in this form.
  7. A signed and dated letter of motivation explaining how the applicant thinks that he or she is qualified for the scholarship and how a scholarship award will benefit their future careers.
  8. Official reference letters from former and current employers clearly stating the employment period: Applicants should note that such professions as “lecturers” or “teachers” or “researchers” in a school, university or college are NOT considered as relevant for this particular category of DAAD scholarships. Applicants MUSTalso be currently employed and the employer should be willing to grant them study leave of at least 2 years.
  9. A maximum of two official reference letters from former professors/lecturers evaluating the applicant’s academic capabilities

Further details regarding the required documents can be found in the attachment.

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Apply for Researcher Links Travel Grants for One to Six Months Research Visits

Key dates

Deadline for applications – 30 September 2014 (There will be an additional call for travel grants and workshop grants under Researcher Links – Newton Fund in October)

Research visits funded by successful travel grant applications must take place before 31 March 2016

About this opportunity

The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Researcher Links initiative, as part of the Researcher Links – Newton Fund, and separately as Researcher Links.

Researchers based in the UK and one of the partner countries may apply to spend up to 3-6 months (depends on the host country) in a research institution, either in the UK (if researcher is based in a partner country), or one of the partner countries (if researcher is based in the UK). For further information on the specifics of the call, please read the guidelines document (there is one set of guidelines for both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links partner countries).

Partner countries under Researcher Links – Newton Fund: Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Partner countries under Researcher Links: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea

Please note this is one call with two sets of eligible partner countries. Please use the same guidelines document and application form for both.


  • Applicants must be based in the UK or one of the partner countries identified above. There is no restriction on nationality.
  • Only one application can be made per person to/from either Researcher Links – Newton Fund, or Researcher Links partner countries. The same person cannot apply to/from both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links countries.
  • In some partner countries this call is restricted to early career researchers, defined as having a PhD and up to 10 years post-doc experience. Consideration is given to those researchers with more than 10 years post-doc experience that have taken a career break. For specific details of who is eligible per country, please see the guidelines document.
  • Applicants must have already been awarded a PhD, and PhD students are not eligible.
  • A PhD is not a requirement to research in some fields, in these cases equivalent experience will be acceptable.
  • Some partner countries may have priority areas of research, and in these cases applications will be restricted to researchers in these fields. Please check the guidelines document for country specific restrictions.

How to apply

Before applying please download and read the guidelines document from the downloads section below. Once ready you can apply here (one application form for both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links partner countries).

If you have any technical problems with the online application form, please contact UK-researcherlinks@britishcouncil.org

You can see the questions in the application form before applying in the PDF in the downloads section below.

For advice on applying to funding schemes, read this article from the British Council Director, Science and Research.

Application form


Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/travel-grants-2014