AERC wishes to announce the 2023/2024 Ph.D. scholarships for applicants from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries admitted into any of the following AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree-awarding universities: 

University of Cape Town, South AfricaUniversity of Witwatersrand, South Africa
University of Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaUniversity of Nairobi, Kenya
University of Ibadan, NigeriaUniversity of Benin, Nigeria
University of Yaoundé II, CameroonUniversity of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Félix Houphouet-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire

Qualifications and Requirements:

To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CPP universities;
  2. Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field from an accredited university;
  3. Have a Masters degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics;
  4. Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage;
  5. Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage; and 
  6. Female and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states (especially the AERC PhD Bridge Programme alumni class of 2017 and 2018) are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website). Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, applicants shall upload the following documents on to the AERC scholarship portal https://training.aercafrica.org/admissionnew

  1. Application cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above; and
  4. Certified copies of transcripts and certificates.

The deadline for applying for the scholarship is August 31, 2023.

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