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Opportunities

PhD Fellowships
For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, PhD scientists help build a foundation for scientific strength and human prosperity. TWAS offers more than 470 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

As of 2017, the following PhD fellowship programmes will be going online and to apply, candidates will need to submit a new online application form:
CSIR, India; CIIT, Pakistan; DBT, India and ICCBS, Pakistan.
Applications for these fellowship programmes will ONLY be accepted via the online portal.
These fellowships will open one at a time and not simultaneously as in the past! Please see the overview page for more specific dates.
For programmes not listed above, the application submission will continue as in the past.

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no
Deadline
19 June 2017
Partner Organizations
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World
Host country
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
To be announced
Partner Organizations
Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Host country
Brazil
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
31 March 2017
Partner Organizations
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Host country
China
Eligible nationalities
Any country
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
26 June 2017
Partner Organizations
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Host country
India
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
25 July 2017
Partner Organizations
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
Host country
India
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
up to 5 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
31 August 2017
Partner Organizations
S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Host country
India
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
5 years
Field
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
31 August 2017
Partner Organizations
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Pakistan
Host country
Pakistan
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
31 August 2017
Partner Organizations
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Host country
Pakistan
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 3 years
Field
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
  • 10-Social and Economic Sciences
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
18 July 2017
Partner Organizations
National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa
Host country
South Africa
Eligible nationalities
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados, W.I.
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep
Congo, Republic
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Equatorial
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran, Isl. Rep.
Iraq
Jamaica, W.I.
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, DPR
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macao
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman, Sultanate of
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Aut. Terr.
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Taiwan, China
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 3 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
no
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