2017-2018 DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in South Africa


2017-2018 DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in South Africa , and applications are submitted till 31 July 2017 . Development Research Division (DRD) of the African Excellence Centre at UWC is offering scholarships for Sub-Saharan African students. Scholarships are offered to study the following courses: MA in Development Studies,master in Public Administration, MA in Development Management and the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC). Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): UWC in Cape Town | South Africa

Level: master’s and PhD degree at UWC in Cape Town.

Field(s): Scholarships are awarded to study the following courses: MA in Development Studies, Master in Public Administration, MA in Development Management and the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC).

Deadline: 31 July 2017

Funded By: Development Research Division of the African Excellence Centre at UWC in Cape Town, South Africa

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):   DRD Scholarships are targeted for Students of Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo 

(Brazzaville), Congo DRC (Zaire), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissaau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) can apply for these DRD scholarships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

No. of awards: Limited number of DAAD merit scholarships will be offered.

Scholarship Tenure : not known

Value of Scholarship : Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates

Description

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

Eligibility

‣ DRD Scholarships 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 achieved a first or upper second class for their previous course of study
  • The study must have been completed at an accredited University
  • The previous degree should have been an academic discipline which is related to developement, such as economics, sociology, social anthropology, agriculture, statistics, etc.
  • South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course
  • 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
  • Applicants should preferably have been involved in development organisations, as interns, volunteers or employees
  • There is no formal age restriction, but applicants should apply within three years of completing their previous degree, unless they have a good reason for having been academically inactive for a period
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

Selection Criteria for  DRD Scholarships

‣ These DRD scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Notification:

‣ Applicants will be informed about their applications beginning of September 2017.

Scholarship Application Method 

For the MADM please refer to the "How to apply" section of the Bochum programme or the course homepage.

You will have to fill in an electronic application form (ONLY AVAILABLE FROM mid APRIL to 31st July)! Applications not using this e-form can´t be considered! As the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!

Documents that have to be uploaded when using the e-form are:

  • a letter of application
  • a CV: Please use the europass CV form available at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home
  • an academic transcript from your last university
  • certified copies of all academic certificates
  • MA applicants will have to write a one page paper about 1 of 3 different topics, available in the "How to apply" section of each Master Programme1  
  • PhD applicants don´t write an essay, but are asked to submit a 5 page proposal on the research they would want to undertake for the thesis. This should include their research question, the research methodology and a (provisional) theoretical framework. A list of topics is given in the PhD section.
  • Additional one signed reference (academic) (and one professional if applicable) have to be uploaded to the e-form. Only if referees don´t want you to submit the reference yourself, the reference can be send by the referee directly to info.uwc@drd-sa.org, indicating the applicant's name!
  • Candidates for the Masters Programme in Public Administration (MPA), the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates in the fields of Governance, Public Policy, Public Management or Development Studies can submit their scholarship application without needing to apply for admission at UWC. If they are awarded a scholarship, or if they intend to finance themselves, they may apply for admission through the online application procedure (www.uwc.ac.za).
  • We are unfortunately not able to engage in extended correspondence with applicants.
  • For applicants of the MPA, the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates the closing date for the next intake (2018) for all scholarship applications is 31st July 2017. Applicants will be informed about their applications 4-6 weeks after the application deadline expired.
  • For additional information on the courses or on registration please write to:pkippie@uwc.ac.za for the MA and M Econ or PhD in Development Studies and toLFesters@uwc.ac.za on the MPA course or an PhD in Public Administration or Governance.Britta Niklas for the Master of Arts in Development Management (Bochum Programme)

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date : 31 July 2017 

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

 It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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