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Apply for South African-German Centre for Development Research Full scholarships for students

Brief 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. Scholarships are available for full-time students of;

  • the Masters in Development Studies and the Master in Public Administration

  • the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 30 November 2021)

  • (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)

Scholarships 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. More information about requirements for application and application procedure is provided below. Eligibility 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.

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