Call for Applications for PhD And MSc Programs at the SSGI

Call for Applications for PhD And MSc Programs at the SSGI
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The Space Science and Geospatial Institute (SSGI) is seeking national and international applicants for PhD and MSc programs for the 2022/2023 academic year. Candidates can apply for any of the following courses.

  • MSc and PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • MSc and PhD in Remote Sensing
  • MSc and PhD in Space Science
  • PhD in Geodesy and Geo-dynamics

Duration of the Programs

The PhD program will have a duration of 4 years and the MSc program 2 years.


To be eligible for any of these programs, the applicant must satisfy the following:

Call for Applications at the SSGI
  • PhD applicants must have a Master’s Degree earned from a college or university of recognized standing with a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.00 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants to the PhD program should provide evidence of capacity for research. This includes a master’s thesis published paper in a reputable journal or other appropriate evidence of capacity to conduct high-quality research.
  • Applicant to the PhD program Msc thesis result should be at least very good, or if it is a good result he/she should have an article published in reputable journals.
  • All applicants’ undergraduate CGPA must not be less than 3.00 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the English language and basic computer knowledge, and/or at least one computer programming skill.
  • Applicants for PhD programs should identify at least one PhD supervisor and include CV of her/his potential supervisor and consent to supervise the applicant’s research work during the study period.
  • Applicants for PhD programs should be willing to undertake their full-time research in Ethiopia.
  • Applicants need to meet also the general requirements laid down by the Entoto Observatory and
  • Research Center/Addis Ababa University.

Requirements for Applications

  • MSc and PhD applicants must submit a detailed CV and two letters of reference/recommendations
  • (one from your supervisor at the Masters), authenticated copies of official transcripts and two
  • copies of degrees and transcript certificates for BSc and MSc degrees.
  • MSc and PhD applicants sponsored by their institutions are required to submit a sponsorship letter from their institution/organization.
  • MSc and PhD applicants must submit soft and hard copies of a letter of motivation (max. two pages) outlining why he/she wants to study, and what makes him/her well-suited to study in his/her chosen specialisation.
  • PhD applicants are to submit both soft and hard copies of a short research proposal above (max. 6 pages) outlining the justification, objectives, methodology and expected outcomes of a research idea.
  • PhD applicants are expected to make an oral presentation of the proposed research and their capacity to undertake the research at the selection interview.
  • MSc and PhD applicants must submit the application cover letter containing the applicant’s full name as it appears on the applicant’s ID/Passport, and full contact details (Residential and postal address, email and telephone number).

How to Apply

Please note that female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

  • In-Person: Applicants may apply in person at the registrar’s office at the new office of the institute. The Registrar’s office is located on the 6th floor of the FIKIR PLAZA building near the fifth gate of 6kilo (Afincho Ber).
  • Online Application: An electronic copy of the application documents in a single PDF format should be submitted to the postgraduate office, SSGI, email:

Application Date: From 03 August 2022 – 02 September 2022

Entrance Exam Date: 19 September 2022

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