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ACMS Full Masters & PhD Scholarships 2021 for African Students – Wits University

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is seeking applications for MA and PhD scholarships offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Programme South Africa’. 

Full scholarships are available for Four MA and Five PhD students accepted for the Migration and Displacement programme at ACMS in 2022 

DAAD will make the final decisions and administer the scholarships. ACMS is in charge of the first phase of the application process, which involves pre-selecting and shortlisting candidates. ACMS will submit the shortlist to DAAD for the second phase of the application process and final decisions.

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About African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS)

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) is Africa’s leading scholarly institution for research and teaching on human mobility. Established in 1993, ACMS is an independent, interdisciplinary and internationally engaged institution focusing on the relationships among human movement politics, poverty, and social transformation. While oriented towards southern Africa, the Centre conducts collaborative scholarly and policy-oriented work across sub-Saharan Africa, and has partnerships in Asia, Europe and the Americas. It offers Africa’s only post-graduate degrees in migrati... read more


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ACMS Wits University Postgraduate Scholarship


Requirements for ACMS Wits University Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

 Applicants:

  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa);
  • Must have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • MA applicants must have an Honours degree or equivalent in Humanities (preferably in Social Sciences) with a total aggregate mark of at least 65%;
  • PhD applicants must have an MA degree in Humanities with a total aggregate mark of at least 70%;
  • Must have been accepted to study for MA/PhD in Migration and Displacement at ACMS (please see application information here).

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Documents Required for Application

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter summarising qualifications, professional experience and reasons for interest in the Migration and Displacement programme;
  • A complete CV;
  • Copies of transcripts and degree certificates;
  • SAQA evaluation (for foreign qualifications);
  • A short research proposal (1500 words maximum) outlining the proposed research project;
  • A writing sample of not more than 10,000 words (e.g., a chapter; article; term paper).
  • Proof of admission or application for admission at Wits/ACMS


Application Deadline

April 30, 2021


How to Apply

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Email all queries and application materials to: [email protected]

For more details, visit ACMS website



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