How to Apply

How to Apply

Modes of Application:

The program is starting in November each year and the deadline for applying is always the 30 April of the respective intake year. The selection process will take about two months. The DRD-SA offers two PhD scholarships to well qualified students from Sub-Sahara Africa. We award these scholarships in a competitive procedure purely on academic merit and qualification. Scholarships include monthly allowances of 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates.

Application for the PhD IDS:

Candidates who wish to apply directly to the PhD IDS of Ruhr-University Bochum should consult the website of the Insitute of Development Research and Development Policy for details. For further information please contact the Bochum coordinator of the DRD, Britta Niklas.

Entry requirements for the PhD IDS:

  • Qualified university degree (Master or an equivalent to the German Diploma or Staatsexamen) with an overall grade equivalent to 2.7 (fully satisfactory) in the German grading system after completion of relevant studies with a duration of at least 4 years
  • Qualified degree with an overall grade equivalent to 1.7 (fully good) in the German grading system after completion of relevant studies with a duration of at least three years plus preparatory studies for the PhD of usually three semesters.

For international degrees the equivalence will be judged during the application process. Candidates who have to follow preparatory studies before admission to the PhD in International Development Studies can be accepted for such preparatory studies at the Ruhr University Bochum.

The following documents have to be submitted for your PhD IDS application:

  • Application form (PDF, Word)
  • Application letter which should give an idea about the motivation for applying to the PhD in International Development Studies
  • Research proposal of PhD project of max. 5 pages (Guidelines for writing a research proposal - Download)
  • Full Curriculum Vitae: Please use the europass CV form available at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home
  • Certificates and transcripts of university studies, certificate of secondary education
    English language proficiency certificate (IELTS Band 6 or TOEFL 550 paper based / 213 computer based / 80 internet based)
  • Two academic recommendation letters

Please submit your application to:

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Dr. Gabriele Bäcker
Building 2.07

Universitätsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum - Germany

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Contact Details for PhD IDS. Send Your Applications to:

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
 
germany
Address:
Universitätsstr. 105
Room 2.02
D-44789 Bochum, Germany

Tel: +49-(0)234 / 32-25149
Fax: +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Website: www.development-research.org