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Jameel Education Foundation Scholarship Fund Program

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Scholarship opportunities for doctoral candidates from countries in the Arab region (citizenship and residence) in the natural sciences, business administration and economics, and education

General information

Applicants from the following countries can be considered (citizenship and residence):
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

Doctoral projects that address the following themes will receive special consideration:

  • Phytopharmacy and phytomedicine with topics in pharmacology (anti-inflammation, immunology, neuroprotection / -degeneration)
  • Analytics and structure-activity relationship
  • Drug development (extracts, dosage forms, therapeutic systems (e.g. transdermal))

Doctoral projects that address other themes however may also receive funding. Only those research projects with relevance for the development of the home country of the applicant will be considered for funding.

Please note that the proposed research project must match the research profile of the relevant department of biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics and computer science, medicine, pharmacy, physics, business administration and economics, or education at the University of Marburg.

Terms and conditions

  • Scholarship period: three years
  • Amount of scholarship: € 1,340 per month plus, where applicable, a family allowance, language course costs, and a set research allowance
  • Next scholarship application period: tentatively scheduled for January through March 2022

Application requirements

  • Applicants must hold citizenship from one of the above listed countries and should currently reside in that country. They must be able to demonstrate their willingness to return to their home country.
  • Applicants must hold an academic qualification equivalent to a German university degree and fulfill the requirements for admission to doctoral candidacy at the respective department of the University of Marburg.
  • English language skills (please note that the test result may not be older than two years):
    • TOEFL©IBT score: at least 80 (Internet Based Test)
    • IELTS© Academic score: at least Band 6
  • German language skills are not required at the time of application. Candidates are however expected to be willing to learn German after their arrival.

Application documents

Please submit the following documents by email to :

  • Application form
  • Bachelor transcript and degree certificate (English or original language document with a certified English translation)
  • Master or comparable diploma transcript and degree certificate (see above)
  • Proof of language proficiency (TOEFL© or IELTS© test score)
  • Academic curriculum vitae (in tabular form, no more than 2 pages)
    • Personal information, address, main areas of research, description of academic career to date, academic prizes and publication list, if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation from university professors (written in English)
  • Statement of Purpose directed to the Foundation (no more than 2 pages)
    • Motivation for pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Marburg, highlighting personal strengths
    • Reasons why you are applying for a Jameel Education Foundation Scholarship and the relevance of your proposed research project for your home country’s development
  • Doctoral project summary in English (one page, no more than 450 words)
  • Doctoral project description (5-10 pages) including a work and time schedule, a statement on how the proposed project matches the research profile at the University of Marburg, bibliography


Jeff Coons
Coordinator at the University of Marburg
Jameel Education Foundation Scholarship Fund Program