South African-German DRD Schorlaship For Sub-Saharan African Students 2015/2016

The South african-German Centre for Development Research (DRD)

South African-German DRD Schorlaship For Sub-Saharan African Students 2015/2016

Application Deadline: July 31st 2015

The South african-German Centre for Development Research (DRD) offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Host Insitutions:
 Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum, Germany
 University of the Western Cape, South Africa

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

Scholarships:
Scholarships are available for full-time students of
 the MA in Development Studies (next deadline 31 July 2015, online application platform will
be available from April 2015 only!)

 the Master in Public Administration (next deadline 31 July 2015, online application platform
will be available from April 2015 only!)

 the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 31 December 2015)
(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 2015, online application platform will be available from April 2015 only!)

Eligibility 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 3 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 the MADM please refer to the “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or the course
homepage.
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:
For additional information on the courses or on registration please write to:

pkippie@pwc.ac.za for the MA and M Econ or PhD in Development Studies and to
 Lfesters@pwc.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)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015/2016 DRD Scholarships for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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