PhD Scholarship is now available on offer at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. The candidate will have an opportunity to receive part of his/her PhD training at DIIS and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme is funded through a grant provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA).

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Eligible Countries: Citizens of Tanzania are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria: The Successful candidate is required to:

  • Hold a master degree in a field that is relevant to the announced position.
  • Be highly motivated to develop a scientific career.
  • Possess and demonstrate good scientific writing skills.
  • Have a strong methodological and conceptual background in relevant scientific disciplines.
  • Be a constructive and engaged team worker.

Applicants should be aged no more than 35 years for men and 40 years for women at the time of application.

Method of Application: Potential applicants are invited to prepare 2-3 page concept note (maximum 1,500 words) which, with reference to the PhD focus, outlines the more detailed focus for the proposed PhD project as well as the research assumptions and questions.

In addition to this concept note, the application should be accompanied by a CV, including a list of publications as well as names and contact details of 2-3 academic references. Deadline for application is March 15, 2018; at 10 AM Eastern Africa Time (EAT). The application should be submitted online to Dr Mutabazi ( with a copy to Dr Evelyne Lazaro ( and Dr Helle Munk Ravnborg (

The applications will be evaluated by an assessment committee consisting of researchers from Sokoine University of Agriculture and DIIS. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted by the assessment committee in Morogoro between March 19 and 23, 2018, and the final selection will be undertaken soon thereafter.

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15, 2018