Monday, August 15, 2016

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in South Africa





For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record the DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year.

Scholarships are available for full-time students of
  • the MA in Development Studies (next deadline 15 July 2016, online application platform will be available from mid-April 2016 only!)
  • the Master in Public Administration (next deadline 15 July 2016, online application platform will be available from mid-April 2016 only!)
  • the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 31 December 2017)
  • the different PhD options at the centre 

Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates. More information about requirements for application and application procedure is provided below.

Requirements for application and application procedure
  • 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.

Scholarship application procedure for
  • MA in Development Studies
  • Master in Public Administration
  • PhD options at the CDR





For further details and application visit the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in South Africa page.

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