Similar to DAAD scholarships, the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans are awarded to a set number of applicants each year. Such candidates should originate from nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition to being from Sub-Saharan Africa, students must also have stellar academic records. Only Masters and PhD candidates interested in developmental studies are eligible for the scholarships.
To put it another way, only courses that are deemed to be valuable for personal development qualify for DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans. You can additionally check out the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships in Germany for International Students.
Brief Description of the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans
Host Institution(s): The University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Scholarship Location: South Africa/Germany
Course/Level of Study: Scholarships are available for full-time students of:
• MA in Development Studies
• Master in Public Administration
• the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)
Eligible Individual/Country: The scholarships are intended for nationals of Sub-saharan African countries.
Worth of Scholarships: 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.
Application Deadline: 20 June (Annual)
Eligibility Criteria for the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans
The entry requirements and application process for the program of their choosing should be thoroughly examined by scholarship applicants. The relevant program sections have the necessary information. All applicants must fulfil the following criteria in addition to the program requirements:
- Candidates must come from Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Candidates should have an excellent academic background, with a last-degree average of at least 70%.
- The coursework had to be completed in a university with worldwide recognition.
- The previous degree must have been in a field of study associated with development studies
- For admission to a Masters’s degree program, South African students must hold an honours degree. Other students require a degree that takes four years to complete.
- Candidates must demonstrate that they are proficient in spoken and written English. A letter from an academic institution, the TOEFL exam, or another test of a similar calibre can serve as proof.
- It would be advised that you have work or volunteer experience in your area of interest.
- Although there is no official age restriction, applicants should submit their applications within three years of receiving their previous degree, unless they have a valid justification for a longer time of academic inactivity.
- Female applicants are encouraged
- Applications are encouraged from South African students
- Candidates must be able to enroll in full-time classes at the UWC for the necessary duration.
Method of Application
The “How to apply” information for the Master in Development Studies, the Master in Public Administration, and the appropriate PhD options can be found in the corresponding “How to apply” sections of each program.
Only the online application form, which is also available in the respective “How to apply” sections, may be used to submit applications. Applications submitted via email or hardcopy are not accepted. The application deadline is June 20.
For more information and h ow to apply, visit the official website below: