The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans with SA-GER CDR is a programme that offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year. The scholarships are awarded to candidates from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record for full-time Studies.
- Host Institutions: University of the Western Cape or Ruhr University Bochum
- Programs: The MA in Development Studies, Master in Public Administration, MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme), the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC).
- Number of Awards: Limited.
- Target groupe: Open to students from Sub-Saharan African countries.
The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans with SA-GER CDR 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.
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.
- Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
- Women and South African students are encouraged to apply
- Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.
The deadline for the MA in Development Studies, the Master in Public Administration and different PhD programmes is 30 June 2019 and 30 November 2019 MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme).
The information on “How to apply” for the Master in Development Studies, the Master in Public Administration and the respective PhD options can be found in the respective “How to apply” sections of each programme. Applications can only be submitted by using the online application form, which is as well available in the respective “How to apply” sections. Applications via hardcopy or email are not eligible. For more detail, please visit the official page.