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

International Fellowship Program:
Bayer Fellowship Program (“Talents for Africa”)

Course(s) Offered: Medicine, Sciences (life, agro, STEM)
Course Level: Study, 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. They include scholarships in the Life Sciences, in Medicine, in Agro Sciences, for Biology and Chemistry Educators, for Apprentices, and in the “Talents for Africa” program. Students and young professionals with credentials in the subjects listed under any of the programs can apply for the “Talents for Africa” program.

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

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). Talents for Africa scholarships are granted to:
  • German students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) wishing to realize a study or research project, or gain practical experience in Africa, or
  • African students or young professionals pursuing a study, research project or internship in Germany.
Eligible groups
Citizens of Germany, and of African countries

Fields of study
Students and young professionals with credentials in the subjects listed in any of the programs below:
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
You need to apply online via the official website. However, access to the Online application form is only accessible during the application period (see deadline below). Applicants must submit the following:
  • 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
  • Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)
It is important to read the Scholarship Call Flyer and also 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.

The next round of applications must be submitted between June 1 and July 18, 2018

The Bayer Foundations is 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. 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 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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