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Doctorate scholarships

Scholarships at the doctoral level are available in all fields, but there are different models.

Full Doctorate scholarships (German Doctorate)

This programme is destined to the best students of all domains. This type of scholarship is generally granted to when the young researcher is unable to prepare his doctorate in Cameroon because he lacks literature, appropriate supervision or equipment. Very good university certificates (at least fairly good grades) are required. Also, the candidate should provide a supervision agreement from a German University lecturer or admission into a German doctorate school.

It is recommendable to master English. The knowledge of German is an asset. The deadline for applications is on 15th October every year.

Candidates should read specific information leaflets: Health sciences, Music, Arts, Architecture and Design.

'Sandwich' model (Cameroonian Doctorate)

This is a programme for best students of all domains. According to this model, the candidate starts his doctorate studies in Cameroon . He then spends two years in Germany and defends his thesis in Cameroon where his diploma is issued. This model is especially designed for domains wherein a short stay in Germany is sufficient for a candidate to carry out research. Very good university certificates (at least fairly good grades) are required. The candidate should also provide a supervision agreement from a German university lecturer or admission into a German doctorate school.

It is recommended to master English. The knowledge of German is an asset. The deadline for applications is on 15th October every year.

Short research stays

Admission conditions are similar to those presented in the two programmes above.