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International PhD Program for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (IPPAE) Scholarships 2021/2022 for Developing Countries – Germany


The International PhD Program for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (IPPAE) program is 42 months long and supports PhD candidates through the process of their research project. Candidates benefit from a DAAD-scholarship and field work support.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2020

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be Taken at (Country): Germany

About the Award: The International PhD Program for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (IPPAE) was first accredited in 1992 by the funder, the German Academic Exchange Office (DAAD). The program is the result of a cooperation between the agricultural economics groups of the University of Hohenheim and the University of Giessen. The program is highly competitive and interdisciplinary. Its strength is that all PhD candidates have prior research or work experience in an area close to their PhD topics, which strengthens their analytical skills as well as the amount of knowledge that can be passed from peer to peer. In Giessen, the IPPAE lays its thematic focus on empirical, problem-solving research, at the crossroads between agricultural economics, agricultural sociology, farm economics and sustainable resource use. To date, more than 100 candidates received their PhD through the IPPAE Giessen.
About the Award:

Type: PhD


  • outstanding scholars from developing countries and emerging economies (DAC)
  • 2 years of work experience
  • excellent written and spoken English
  • MSc degree obtained not more than 6 years prior to application
  • MSc degree in agricultural economics or related subjects

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Funding for this program as well as the German language course is provided by DAAD.

Monthly Funding

  • A monthly scholarship which presently amounts to € 1.200 is paid for the time of the doctoral studies (38 months).
  • Family allowances are provided if the candidate’s family joins him/her during the time of the doctoral scholarship allocation.

Yearly Funding

  • One return flight per year for 3 years
  • Yearly research grant of € 460 to purchase items such as laptops, winter clothes, or cover the costs to participate to courses or conferences

Additional Research Funding

  • A fieldwork allowance is provided for 2 years. This allowance is of maximum € 2.500 and is not extendable at all.
  • The publication of the PhD Thesis is supported with up to € 1.200.

German Languange Course Funding

  • Allowance of € 410 per month
  • Accomodation is provided

Duration of Award: The IPPAE Giessen program lasts 42 months. It has a formalised structure which is compulsory to follow. The programme starts 1st of October each year.

How to Apply:

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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