Minimum Entry Requirements for PhD in Official Statistics - 3 years
The PhD programme, being professionally-oriented, is intended for those who are senior managers currently working or have worked in the National Statistical Offices (NSO) in their own countries. This means that each PhD candidate will work on the thesis in line with his or her specialized area of work to ensure that the thesis is professionally based.
Who Can Apply
There are three categories of applicants; and the applicant has to determine which category he/she belongs to:
- Category A:
Applicants who fall under this category are candidates who have worked in a National Statistical Office for not less than 10 years after acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Theoretical Statistics from any recognized higher learning institution.
- Category B:
Applicants who fall under this category are candidates who have a Master’s degree, from any recognized higher learning institution, in a statistics-related subject area, preferably Official Statistics. They should be working or have worked in any National Statistical System for not less than three years.
- Category C:
Applicants who fall under this category are candidates who have recently acquired a Master’s degree in Official Statistics, or a Master’s degree in Agricultural Statistics. These candidates need not necessarily have any work experience but they are aspiring to work in the National Statistical System in any country in Africa.