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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) PhD Scholarship, 2024-25

Updated: Jun 1

AERC Scholarship 2025

If you are a citizen of one of the Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries and pursuing a PhD degree in Economics, then the AERC Scholarship might be a good opportunity for you.

AERC wishes to announce the 2024/2025 Ph.D. scholarships for applicants from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries admitted into any of the AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree taken within a host of participating Institutes.


AREC Participating Universities

You're eligible for this scholarship if you're pursuing a PhD degree in Economics at one of the following Universities:

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • University of Benin, Nigeria

  • Félix Houphouet-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire

  • University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria

  • University of Nairobi, Kenya

  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon

  • University of Pretoria

  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa


Qualifications and Requirements:

To qualify , an applicant must:

  1. Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CPP universities.

  2. Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field from an accredited university.

  3. Have a Masters degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics.

  4. Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage.

  5. Evidence of engagement in economic management, research, and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage

  6. Female and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states are encouraged to apply.


Application Documents

  • Application cover letter;

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above

  • Certified copies of transcripts and certificates.


Application procedure

Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website). Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, applicants shall upload the documents mentioned above on to the AERC scholarship portal

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

You can find more info on: AERC scholarship website



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