Scholarships from ICIPE for African Students in 2023 – Kenya

For scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, invites applications from individuals who meet the necessary qualifications (ARPPIS).

The ARPPIS Program’s main goal is to educate young African researchers about global competition in research and development settings within national, regional, and international research initiatives. In a structured, three-year program that includes research, training, creating research partnerships, publishing scholarly articles, writing grant proposals, attending scientific meetings, and participating in international conferences, ARPPIS scholars are given excellent research facilities at icipe. At the laboratories and field locations of icipe, which are spread out throughout several agroecological zones, academics carry out strategic, creative research.

Read also: Dean’s Scholarship

Scholarship Details

Eligible Countries: Africa

Type: Ph.D.

Value of Award:

  • Seven ARPPIS-DAAD Ph.D. scholarships are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries.
  • The scholarships cover all costs of the Ph.D. program, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and all research and training costs.
  • Successful candidates will register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after starting the Ph.D. program at icipe.
  • The Ph.D. program will commence in September next year.

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • A citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree with above average results (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent).
  • Master’s degree with above average results (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent), taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other fields relevant to the Ph.D. project (see List of Projects).
  • Additional requirements may apply depending on the Ph.D. project selected by the applicant. For information on applicant requirements for each available project see List of Projects.
  • A Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • Completed application form, Ph.D. project abstract (based on one of the available Ph.D. projects), and accompanying supporting documents.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment.
  • Candidates who are staff members of a public university, or considered for university teaching or research staff recruitment, are encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Read also: Program for Short-Term Scholarships

Application Deadline: 23rd February 2023.

Application Procedures

A. Download and complete the Scholarship Application Form

  1. To download the Application Form as a docx file click HERE
  2. To download the Application Form as a docx file click HERE

B. Go to the online application platform by clicking HERE to apply and upload the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format:
  • Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates. Please combine them into 1 file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading. For pdf files, can reduce the size using the online tool at
  • Copy of a signed recommendation letter from your employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
  • Close-up photograph in the color of your full head and upper shoulders (passport-style photograph)
  • Copy of National ID
  • For foreign nationals, a copy of the Passport biodata page (the page that has your picture and personal details)

For More Information Visit the Official Website



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *