scholarship position in agricultural science at the Universidad
Autónoma de Yucatan (UADY) / Mexico
Autónoma de Yucatan
(UADY) / Mexico
monthly allowance of 500 Euro, the coverage of the tuition fees at
UADY, the participation in the Graduate School and other ICDD
activities as well as the possibility to apply for field research
travel funds of the ICDD.
for a scholarship extension after two years maybe possible.
completed or almost completed Master degree, with excellent results,
in a discipline related to agricultural science; the applicant’s
last academic degree should not be more than six years ago; if an
applicant already started with his/her PhD project, it should have
started not more than three years ago;
high proficiency of English (CEFR level: C1 or above), demonstrated
by one of the following language certificates: TOEFL, with a minimum
score of 550 PBT (paper- based test) / 80 IBT (Internet-based test);
IELTS 6.5 or above; the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English or
an equivalent (native speakers and applicants who have completed
their first degree fully in English do not have to provide an
English proficiency certificate);
or vocational experience in one of the disciplines related to the
thematic field of development and decent work; Citizenship of an ODA
recipient country (see DAC list attached).
Your application package must include the following elements in this
completed cover sheet (see attachment or download from ICDD Graduate
detailed curriculum vitae (including the academic background, the
list of publications [if applicable], professional experience,
language skills, voluntary work);
preliminary PhD project proposal (about 2000 words, including topic,
research question, short overview of the relevant literature,
theoretical approach, research design and methodology);
summary of the Master thesis (about 1500 words) if applicable;
scanned copy of an English proficiency certificate if required;
- scanned copies of the following documents in the original language
translations attached, if the language of these documents is not
German, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese: the
certificate and transcript of records of your recognised Master
degree, listing all subjects and grades (if you have not yet
completed your master degree, please provide the transcript and a
letter from the programme coordinator testifying the date and
likelihood of its successful completion);
certificate and transcript of records of your recognised Bachelor
degree, listing all subjects and grades;
university entrance examination certificate, listing all subjects
of additional studies and on the completion of these studies,
listing all subjects and grades;
copies of certificates of previous professional/vocational
experience if applicable.
send the complete application package electronically as a
single pdf file** no later than 31 August 2012 to:
packages reaching the inbox of this account after 31 August 2012 at
12:00 pm (GMT + 01:00) cannot be processed.
Letter of recommendation:
- Applicants are required to ask for a letter
of recommendation from a current member of the ICDD faculty at UADY,
who could be a potential supervisor of the PhD project.
thus should send their request for such a letter together with their
full academic CV, research proposal and full contact details via
email to the dean of the faculty of agricultural sciences, Dr. Carlos
request will then be forwarded to a potential supervisor on the basis
of the applicant’s profile.
- Requests for letters of recommendation
from UADY should thus be sent as early as possible.
- The signed
recommendation letter must be sent as a scanned copy from the referee
́s email account to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The letter of
recommendation must also arrive at the ICDD no
later than 31 August 2012.
you are selected for admission, officially authenticated photocopies
of all the documents and translations will have to be presented.
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