Any application received after this date will not be considered or acknowledged. Kindly note that only successful candidates will be contacted.
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
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.
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 large. The maximum size for any single file is 5 MB. Please reduce the file size if it is too large. (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)
Q: I have already registered for a PhD at a university. May I apply?
A: No. Successful PhD candidates will 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 projects?
A: No. You must select a project from the list of 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 two 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 10 years ago. May I apply?
A: No. The Master’s degree must have been completed less than ten years ago at the time of application.
In case of any questions regarding the application, kindly contact:
Ms. Vivian Atieno,
Capacity Building 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.