ARPPIS-DAAD doctoral scholarships available for study at icipe, Kenya

3 year doctoral training in insect sciences for development

Closing date for applications: 22nd March 2016

Any application received after this date will not be considered or acknowledged.     Kindly note that only successful candidates will be contacted.









  1. 1. Download and complete the scholarship Application Form

      To download the Application Form as a doc file click here

      To download the Application Form as a docx file click here


  3. 2. Then go to the online application platform by clicking here to add information and upload your completed Application Form and the following documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format:
    • Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates. Please combine into 1 file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
    • 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 colour of your full head and upper shoulders
    • Copy of National ID
    • Copy of Passport biodata page (the page that has your picture and personal details)

      3. Once you have entered and uploaded everything, click the Continue button. This will take you to the Review your Entries page where you can review and change anything in your application. When you are satisfied with your application, click the Continue button to submit your application. This cannot be undone, so please make sure all your application information is correct before submitting. We will send an email acknowledgement when we receive your completed online application.



      • DO NOT submit your application by email. Only applications and accompanying documents submitted online will be accepted.
      • It is highly recommended that you submit your application well before the deadline, especially if you commonly experience slow Internet speeds or frequent Internet outages.
      • It is also highly recommended that you reduce the sizes of your files as much as possible to make them easier to upload.
      • Accepted formats for documents: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, rtf, zip, rar, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, tif, gif
      • Maximum size for any one file is 5 MB.



Q: May I submit my application by email?

A: No. Only applications submitted through the online platform here will be accepted.


Q: I am over the age limit. May I apply?

A: Yes, you may apply. We prefer to select candidates who are within the age limits. However, even if you are beyond the age limit you could still be selected if your application is very strong.


Q: May I submit my application in French?

A: No. Your application must be in English.


Q: I cannot upload one of my files. What is wrong?

A: (1) Perhaps your file is too big. The maximum size for any single file is 5 MB. Please reduce the file size if it is too big. (2) Perhaps your Internet is too slow or intermittent. It is highly recommended that you reduce the sizes of your files as much as possible to facilitate uploading. Also, try uploading your documents when internet traffic is low e.g. at night. (3) Perhaps you are trying to upload a file that is not one of the accepted file formats (Accepted formats: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, rtf, zip, rar, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, tif, gif)


Q: My first degree is not Second-Class upper division or First Class. May I apply?

A: Yes, you may apply. If the rest of your application is very strong then we may consider your application.


Q: I have already registered for a PhD at a university. May I apply?

A: No. ARPPIS PhD students develop their proposals and then register at a university after they start their work at icipe.


Q: I have completed all the requirements for my Master’s degree but I have not yet graduated. May I apply?

A: Yes you may apply. Instead of the Master’s degree certificate please provide a letter from the university stating that you have completed all the requirements for the Master’s degree.


Q: Can I choose a PhD project that is not on your list of Eligible Projects?

A: No. You must select one or two projects from the list of Eligible Projects here. If you give a project title that is not on the list then your application will not be considered.


Q: I submitted my application online, but I did not receive an email application. What is wrong?

A: There are 2 possibilities: (1) you entered an incorrect email address, or (2) You did not actually submit your application. Please read the Application Procedure very carefully and redo your application.


Q: I obtained my Master’s degree more than 6 years ago. May I apply?

A: No. The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.




In case of any questions regarding the application, kindly contact:

Ms. Vivian Atieno,

Acting Training Officer,

Capacity Building and Institutional Development Programme, icipe

Tel: +254 20 863 2272



Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.

We look forward to receiving your application.