Bayer Foundations Talents for Africa Scholarship Programme to Study or Work in Germany

International Fellowship Program: “Talents for Africa”
(Promoting Talents Across Borders)

Course(s) Offered: Science, Medicine
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Research, Internship
Provider: Bayer Foundations
Country to Study in: Germany, Africa

Scholarship Description
Every year, the Bayer Fellowship Program targets students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines to support the next generation of researchers and teachers as they engage in “Science for a Better Life”.

The Bayer Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support. The Apprentices scholarship program, one of the 5 scholarships, enables apprentices and young professionals in non-academic professions to apply for foreign assignments. The “Talents for Africa” program allows students and young professionals, from Germany or Africa, with credentials in the subjects listed for the Apprentices program to apply.

The program “Talents for Africa” is aimed at German students and young professionals with up to two years of work experience who would like to do a study project or gain practical work experience in Africa. It is also open to students in Africa who would like to study, research or complete an internship in Germany.

Bayer Foundations Talents for Africa Scholarship Programme

Important requirements for the support:
a). The project to be supported must be innovative and international. All applicants should have a high level of commitment, dedication and an innovative project plan.

b). Scholarships are granted:
  • to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad, or 
  • to foreign students/young professionals pursuing a project in Germany.
Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries

Fields of study
Apprentices and young professionals in non-academic professions can apply. Here, foreign assignments like projects, internships, supplemental courses or on-the-job assignments in the following fields are in focus:
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Technical or scientific occupations
  • Business administration
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Covers the whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
The financing generally covers the cost of living, travel expenses and project costs. Each applicant is asked to set up an individual cost schedule to be approved by the Foundation Council.

Method of Application
The following application documents are required for the Talents for Africa scholarship:
  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2017 to August 2018
  • Most recent transcripts with good to excellent grades
  • A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan. The project can consist of special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes or internships
  • Photo (passport or job application photo)
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply to this scholarship, and also to access the Online application form.

Applications must be submitted between June 1 and July 18, 2017

The Bayer Foundations see themselves as a source of inspiration and partner for progress. They support young talents, top researchers, social entrepreneurship and social commitment with their various programs and awards.

The world needs pioneers. That is why these two foundations have been committed to supporting clever individuals for over a century. They promote people and projects that make outstanding contributions in the fields of research, education and health as well as social ventures. The Science & Education Foundation is committed to supporting young talents and researchers. The Bayer Cares Foundation promotes social medicine innovations and social commitments.

Bayer AG is a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen (today a part of Wuppertal), Germany in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Application Deadline: 18 July 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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