Universität Leipzig Joint MA & PhD Peace and Security in Africa Scholarships

Universität Leipzig Joint MA & PhD Peace and Security in Africa Scholarships

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15 Feb 2023
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Be part of a unique transnational MA & PhD experience in which you graduate from two prestigious universities in Africa and Europe. Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and Leipzig University in Germany jointly offer a two year MA program AND a three year PhD Program that takes Africa at its heart. Get immersed in an interdisciplinary and intercultural
environment that provides you with knowledge and skills required on a global job market. The program takes place in Addis Ababa, the political capital of Africa and includes an organized semester at Leipzig University, center of excellence for research on processes of globalization and area studies.

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Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for talented students who finished their first academic degree (Bachelor) in social science, political science, history, international relations, law, humanities and economics with good or very good results. Students applying for this programme should have an interest in peace and security and global affairs.


  • Academic excellence
  • Motivation, academic potential and recommendation letters
  • Match of previous degree with our Master’s course
  • Work experience and professional qualification
  • Language skills

Offered Benefits

  • 1.800 € per term
  • Applicants are encouraged to seek financial support / a scholarship from sources such as government institutions, employers, donor institutions or non-governmental organisation
  • Partial DAAD scholarships and fee waivers are possible depending the study results

Application Process

Rediat Mesfin
Addis Ababa University 
Institute for Peace and Security Studies
MA Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa
Email: rediat.m[at]ipss-addis.org
P.O. Box 1176 
Addis Ababa


Dr. Susanne Kranz
Leipzig University 
Global and European Studies Institute 
MA Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa
Email: susanne.kranz[at]uni-leipzig.de
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1 
04105 Leipzig 

Required Documents:

  • Application form
  • Certified copy of high school leaving certificate
  • Certified copy of university diploma
  • Certified transcript of records issued by prior university
  • Proof of language proficiency if English was not the language of instruction at your previous university
  • Curriculum vitae (two pages)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of passport

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