How to Apply AERC Ph.D Scholarships 2023

How to Apply African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Ph.D Scholarships 2023/2024

AERC Ph.D Scholarships 2023/2024| The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) has open Ph.D Scholarships portal and giving opportunity for citizens from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries to submit their application form on or before August 31, 2023. Read through

AERC Ph.D Scholarships is one of the opportunity that you wouldn’t like to miss, Successful candidate will be admitted into any of the following AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree-awarding universities:

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • Félix Houphouet-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Benin, Nigeria
  • University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

The launch of AERC goes back to the late 1980s, when a group of Africanists and African scholars recognized the disconnect between economic policy making and economic research in Africa.


  • Application cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above; and
  • Certified copies of transcripts and certificates.


To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Candidate must have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CPP universities
  • Must  have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field from an accredited university
  • Must be a holder of  a Masters degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics;
  • Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage
  • Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage;
  • Female and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states (especially the AERC PhD Bridge Programme alumni class of 2017 and 2018) are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply AERC Ph.D Scholarships 2023

Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website). Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, applicants shall upload the following documents on to the AERC scholarship portal 

Application Deadline:  August 31, 2023.

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