The African Economic Research Consortium wishes to announce the launch Scholarships for African countries who wish to study at universities offering Economics degrees.The purpose of the scholarship is to sustain development in sub-Saharan Africa by training locally based professionals in economics through the provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): AERC
Scholarship Type: Full Funding
Host institutions: Participating universities in Africa
Scholarship Worth: Not specified.
Number of Awards: Many
Level of Study: Postgraduate (PhD)
African Economic Research Consortium PhD Scholarships 2023 | Eligibility Criteria;
To be considered for AERC PhD Scholarships 2023, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Have applied to and been admitted to any participating university.
A minimum of Second Class Honors (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field from a recognized university.
Hold a Master’s degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related fields from an accredited university. Coursework should cover microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics.
Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector would be an added advantage.
Women and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states (particularly the AERC PhD Bridge Program alumni class of 2017 and 2018) are encouraged to apply.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
University of Nairobi, Kenya
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
University of Benin, Nigeria
University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
University of Abumi Kalwe, Benin
Félix Houphouet-Boigny University, Cote d’Ivoire
How to Apply: Applicants interested in African Economic Research Consortium PhD Scholarships should submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university website ).
Application cover letter
Proof of admission to any participating university
Attested copies of transcripts and certificates.
Application Deadline: 31 August 2023