DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in South Africa, 2016-17


DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students and applications are submitted till 15  July 2016. Development Research Division (DRD) of the African Excellence Centre at UWC is offering scholarships for Sub-Saharan African students. The scholarships are awarded for pursuing master’s program in Development Studies, Public Administration or Development Management and PhD in International Development Studies and in other subjects available at 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: MSc, PhD Degree at UWC in Cape Town

Field(s): Scholarships are offered to study the following courses: MA and M Econ in Development Studies, Master in Public Administration, MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme), PhD in International Development Studies (PhD IDS) and PhD Options at UWC, South Africa

Deadline: For applicants of the MPA, the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates the closing date for the next intake (2017) for all scholarship applications is 15 July 2016. Applicants will be informed about their applications in August 2016.

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

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students 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):

Award No: Limited number of DAAD merit scholarships are offered.

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

Description

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

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 for Sub-Saharan African Students 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.


Eligibility Criteria for DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

‣ These DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Notification:

‣ Applicants will be notified about the selection outcome within 4 weeks after the expriation of the application deadline and MA in Development Management Applicants will be informed about their applications in August 2016.).

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Candidates can submit their  Scholarship application before they register with UWC through the online application procedure.

‣ 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 the following 4 topics:
  • PhD applicants are asked to also submit a 6 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.
  • 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: For applicants of the MPA, the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates the closing date for the next intake (2017) for all scholarship applications is 15 July 2016. Applicants will be informed about their applications in August 2016.

‣ 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.

For more Information about DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students


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