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SA-GER-CDR Masters and PhD Scholarships and Internships for Africans



Application Deadline: 31 July 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the SA-GER-CDR Masters and PhD Scholarships and Internships for African Students (Fully-funded to study in South Africa and Germany). Interested students should see the details below.

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Details and FAQs About the SA-GER-CDR Masters and PhD Scholarships and Internships

For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, the DRD – Institute of Development Research and Development offers DAAD merit scholarships per year. The scholarship will be taken at University of the Western Cape, South Africa and while scholarship and internship will be at Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.

When is the application deadline?

  • the MA in Development Studies (next deadline 31 July 2018, online application is available in the “How to apply” section of the Programme!)
  • the Master in Public Administration (next deadline 31 July 2018, online application is available in the “How to apply” section of the Programme!)
  • the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 30 November 2017)
    (separate online application platform, access and guidelines via “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or via the course homepage)
  • the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC) (next deadline 31 July 2018, online application is available in the “How to apply” section of the Programme!)

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Sub-Saharan Africa

In which host country will I be studying?

School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

Scholarships are available for full-time students of

  • MA in Development Studies
  • Master in Public Administration
  • PhD options at the CDR

What is the scholarship about?

In order to adequately prepare the next generation of leaders through research-oriented training it is not sufficient to have the possibility to award scholarships to promising candidates from all over Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is also necessary to maintain a strong research focus on the work of the centre and to cooperate closely with other leading universities in the region.

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters, PhD scholarships

What are the selection criteria and How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Scholarship applicants are adviced to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the programme of their choice. The information is available from the respective programmes sections.

In addition to programme requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
  • Applicants should apply within 6 years of having completed their previous degree
  • The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
  • The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies or Public Administration
  • South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course. Other students need the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree
  • Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution
  • Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • South African students are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

How many scholarship awards are available?

Not specified

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

  • Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates.
  • Tuition and registration fees are covered by the Scholarship Programme.

How long will the scholarship last?

For period of the programme

How to Apply for the Programme

  • You will have to fill in an electronic application form (ONLY AVAILABLE FROM mid APRIL to 31st July)!
  • As the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!

It is important to go through the Application requirements Scholarship Webpage before applying.

Scholarship Webpage


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