The Hasso-Plattner-Institute offers PhD studentships in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town.  Applicants from African continent are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Brief Description: The Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Computer Science for Africa (HPI in CS4A), affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, is offering PhD studentships in the field of Computer Science to students from the African continent. For more specifically, they seek high quality applications centered on ideas that revolve around proposing solutions to problems of computing that emerge in the African context.

Study Program: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Major: Studentship is awarded in the field of Computer Science. Areas of research of potential supervisors include: Computer Graphics, Database Management Systems, Information Retrieval, Computer Networks, Human Computer Interaction, Technologies/Systems for Development, Artificial Intelligence and Security.

Host Organization: University of Cape Town, South Africa

Eligibility Required? Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
-Applicants must hold a Masters Degree in Computer Science, supported by a good dissertation
-Be proficient in English as attested by a recent score (obtained within 3 – 5 years before application for admission) of at least 570 (paper-based test) or 230 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or a recent overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

National/International Students: Applicants from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.

Governing Body: The Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Computer Science for Africa (HPI in CS4A), affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Application Procedure: To apply, please submit the following application materials electronically:
-A curriculum vitae (2-3 pages)
-Academic Transcripts
-TOEFL/IELTS Results
-A brief research proposal (2-3 pages)
-Your proposal must outline your research question(s) and proposed methodology for conducting the research. We will only consider proposals with centered on the general theme of “CS4A” and that fall within the core areas of research listed.

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is July 15, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.