Opportunities

PhD Fellowships
For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, PhD scientists help build a foundation for scientific strength and human prosperity. TWAS offers more than 360 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

The results for the 2018 CAS-TWAS President's fellowships are available at the links indicated below according to the chosen host university.

For UCAS: http://english.ucas.ac.cn/index.php/announcements/4849-2018-awardee-list-of-cas-twas-president-s-fellowship-programme

For USTC:http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/disp.asp?menu1=02&menu2=03&ucode=218

 

The results of the call for the 2018 CNPq-TWAS PG fellowship are now available. Please click on the links below:

Sandwich

Full time

 

Before applying:

  • From 2018 all applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call is open.
  • Please use the "Apply now" button at the bottom of each programme page to start your application once the call is open.
  • Both the opening and closing dates will be mentioned on each individual programme page.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
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Open
no
Deadline
To be announced
Partner Organizations
Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Host country
Brazil
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
31 March 2019
Partner Organizations
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Host country
China
Eligible nationalities
Any country
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
30 June 2019
Partner Organizations
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Host country
India
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
15 July 2019
Partner Organizations
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
Host country
India
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
up to 5 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
30 June 2019
Partner Organizations
S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Host country
India
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
5 years
Field
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline Extended
31 July 2019
Partner Organizations
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Host country
Malaysia
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 3 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
15 July 2019
Partner Organizations
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Pakistan
Host country
Pakistan
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
yes
no
Deadline
31 July 2019
Partner Organizations
National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa
Host country
South Africa
Eligible nationalities
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Rep.
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Equatorial
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran, Isl. Rep.
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, DPR
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia, Republic of
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Taiwan, China
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 3 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
35
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
30 May 2019
Partner Organizations
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World
Host country
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 4 years
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
yes
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