Now-a-days, it has been easier for a lots of Bangladeshi students to go abroad to pursue their higher study due to the available information on the internet and the blessings of some altruistic social networking groups. I am also one of them. I dreamt to have PhD from the very beginning of my academic career. Today I will share my experiences with you all along. I do agree with you that finding scholarships may be quite challenging, but it will be worth of your times and efforts if you can grab those. So, prepare yourself and get ready to face some stiff competitions.
I am Krishan Talukdar, born and bought up in Chittagong. I completed my SSC and HSC from Faujdarhat Cadet College in 2004 and 2006 respectively. I obtained Bachelor's degree in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering from University of Dhaka in 2012. Pursuing my dream of higher study, I obtained my Master's degree in the field of Fuel Cell from the Department of Environmental & Energy Engineering of Kyungpook National University, South Korea. And later, I worked as a research Assistant at Research Institute of Advanced Energy Technology for 6 months. During that course of time, my research group published 5 articles in different peer reviewed international scientific journals and submitted 3 more. Eventually, I have been awarded DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship, 2015 at German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Stuttgart in the field of Hybrid Fuel Cell.
German Aerospace Centre or Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft und Raumfahrt is the national centre for aerospace, energy and transportation researches of Federal Republic of Germany. The DLR is engaged in a wide range of researches and development projects with national and international partners. In addition to conducting its own research projects, DLR also acts as the German space agency. As such, it is responsible for planning and implementing the German space programmes on behalf of German federal government. DLR is one of the eighteen research institutes brought together by the Germany's largest scientific organization, Helmholtz Association.
In choosing the DLR-DAAD program, I have been influenced by the transcendence and excellence of researches as to energy sector in Germany. DLR has always been the desired institution for many of the young and enthusiastic learners-- and I am one of them-- for its high quality research works with practical and industrial relevance at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics. I first saw the circular of scholarships on DLR-DAAD webpage-you can also find the circular on DAAD website. The topic was akin to my MSc thesis and past research experiences.
For your kind information, I want to mention some important suggestions to get DLR-DAAD scholarships here.
o Good research experiences in given research topic. o Two or more International publications for the PhD category application. o A face to face Viva with professor on Skype. o A well written motivation letter. o An English language test score, such as IELTS (minimum 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum 90). o Interest to do research under pressure.
That's all. Please pray for my future research career, so that I can contribute something to my beloved Bangladesh.
Krishan Talukdar is a DLR-DAAD scholar at German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany