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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) PhD Fellowships Programme/TWAS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme fully funded

 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) PhD Fellowships Programme

THE WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES for the advancement of science in developing countries

For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, PhD scientists help build a foundation for scientific strength and human prosperity. TWAS offers between 100 - 160 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

Before applying:

Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call is open.

Please use the "Apply now" button at the bottom of each programme page to start your application once the call is open.

Both the opening and closing dates will be mentioned on each individual programme page.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.

Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

Eligible nationalities 

Developing countries in the South

Most TWAS programmes focus on supporting science and engineering in the listed developing countries through PhD fellowships, visiting scientists and other opportunities.

Developing Countries in the South


Minimum degree held



Up to 3 years


check website

Age limit


Sandwich option


How to apply

THE WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES for the advancement of science in developing countries

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