How to Apply for ICIPE Scholarships for African Students 2023

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

The primary objective of the ARPPIS Programme is to prepare young researchers from Africa to be globally competitive in research and development environments within national, regional and international research programmes. At icipe, ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year programme that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, publishing scientific articles, writing grant proposals, and attending scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct strategic, innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in different agro-ecological zones.

How to Apply for ICIPE Scholarships for African Students 2023


  • A citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular biology or related field (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent).
  • Master’s degree in Molecular biology, bioinformatics and biotechnology or related field (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent), taken with both coursework and research in the field relevant to the PhD project (click HERE).
  • Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • Completed application form, PhD project concept note based on the PhD project and accompanying supporting documents.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment.
  • Candidates who are staff members of a public university, or considered for university teaching or research staff recruitment, are encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligible Countries: Africa

Type: PhD

Number of Awards: Not mentioned

Duration of Award: 3-year doctoral training by research: start: June 2023, end: May 2026.

Value of Award:

  • The student will be jointly supervised by university professors and researchers from icipe.
  • The PhD position provides a stipend and health insurance. It will cover also other costs such as visa, office, conferences, and research costs.
  • Successful candidate will be a competent PhD student and must have a strong motivation to conduct independent research.

Method of Application

A. Download and complete the scholarship Application Form

  1. To download the Application Form as a doc file click HERE
  2. To download the Application Form as a docx file click HERE

B. Go to the online application platform by clicking HERE to apply and upload the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format:
  • Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates. Please combine into 1 file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading. For pdf files, can reduce the size using the online tool at
  • Copy of a signed recommendation letter from your employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
  • Close-up photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulders (passport-style photograph)
  • Copy of National ID
  • For foreign nationals, copy of Passport biodata page (the page that has your picture and personal details)

Application Deadline: 24th April 2023


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