DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2019-2020


The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year to all applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries. The applicants need to have an excellent academic record in order to be accepted and their goal needs to be to follow development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Application Deadline: 30 June, 2019.
To be taken at (country):  South Africa/Germany
Host University of Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany
Type: Masters/PhD
Number of Scholarship Not specified
Eligible Countries Sub-Saharan Africans.

Eligible Field of Study

  • MA in Development Studies
  • Master in Public Administration
  • The different PhD options at the entre (PhD UWC)
  • The MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme)

Value/Benefits And Duration

  • Full tuition and registration fees are covered
  • 650 Euro alongside travel allowances for Master students.
  • 900 Euro plus travel costs monthly allowance for PhD students.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% average for your last degree
  • The study must have been completed at an internationally recognized university
  • The previous degree should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies
  • South African students are required to have an honors 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 a 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
  • 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
  • South African students are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

Scholarship webpage for masters

Scholarship webpage for PhD

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