Still one week time for the finale ACCESS PhD Application selection – 3 further scholarships available

The programme aims to research how graduates in Africa search and find work and
build up their careers, and to develop and test innovative concepts for employability promotion
at Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Africa. Employers in Africa say that they are looking
for graduates who can think for themselves, take initiatives, integrate into fast-paced work
environments, learn new ways of working and develop creative solutions to real problems.

The successful doctoral candidates will be supported for 36 months, within which they will be
expected to produce their PhD thesis in the subject area. They will become member of the
Research Academy at the University of Leipzig. Each PhD candidate will be coached and
supervised by at least two academic supervisors: one from his/her home institution in Africa
and one from Leipzig University.

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