Doctoral Scholarships for study in Germany

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to celebrate the third year of their partnership and provide full scholarships for Central Asian students to pursue doctoral studies at German universities in the fields of natural sciences and technology. The partnership addresses the critical need for science specialists in the region, and provides scholarships for Ph.D. students in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, applied physics, geology, applied mathematics, computing science, engineering sciences (environmental engineering, complex systems analysis and design), environmental sciences and environmental earth sciences, and natural resource management. Applications in the disciplines of archaeology, ethnography, economics and sociology will also be considered.
Graduates will be given preferential consideration for academic appointments in UCA’s Graduate School of Development and/or undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students with a solid background in the sciences with an interest in pursuing doctoral studies are encouraged to apply.
Prerequisites for the programme include:
* “Diplom spetsialista”, Master’s Degree, or strong Bachelor’s Degree in one of the science disciplines;
* Demonstration of knowledge/ competency in chosen discipline;
* A sound research proposal addressing issues relevant to Central Asia;
* Proof of contact with a German university: (letter of admission from a Ph.D. programme or at least proof that the applicant is being considered for admission., or consent of a professor to act as personal supervisor of Ph.D. thesis,
* Excellent knowledge of English or good knowledge of German.
M.A. studies clearly serving as preparation to Ph.D studies can be supported. Applicants should, however, at the time of their application already have a solid research project.

Questions on German universities should be addressed to the local DAAD offices. Questions on suitable specializations and prospects of teaching appointments with the University of Central Asia should be addressed to the University of Central Asia
Applications can be downloaded at the DAAD websites and can be obtained by writing to
Completed applications must be received by November 27, 2009, 5:00 PM in the local DAAD offices or the regional UCA offices.
Please use the following contacts:
For general program information:
All countries:
UCA Central Administration
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Tel.: +996-312-691-822 Ext. 420

For information on German universities and submission of applications:
DAAD Information Center Almaty
ul. Puschkina 111/113, Zi. 18
Tel.: +7 727 293 90 35

German-French Center,
143/1 Isanova (Corner Frunze)
720000 Bishkek
Tel./fax: +996 (312)-323 951,
Tel.: +996 (312) 323 948

DAAD Information Center Dushanbe
Sovetskaya 107
734 001 Dushanbe
Tel.: (+992 37) 2246301