The African Centre for Cities, through Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) is calling for scholarship applications for 2024. The In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.
The scholarships at the University of Cape Town are available for MPhil in Urban Studies – Southern UrbanismTable of Content
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The duration of the Master programme is generally two years and is usually starting in February. The Master programme includes both coursework and a research phase.
Please note that the maximum duration of the scholarship is based on the time that is left until the scholarship holder has reached the regular period of studies in that programme; i.e., if you apply for a DAAD scholarship starting in your second year of studies of a three-year programme, the maximum duration of the scholarship will be two years.
The standard period of study and the start date are based on the agreement between the host university and the DAAD.
Female applicants, refugees with recognised refugee status and candidates from other less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
Scholarships are generally initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
Please note: The University of Cape Town might have additional requirements for admission to the university.
The University of Cape Town will screen, pre-select and short-list the applicants that have met both their own admission requirements at the host institution and the formal criteria by DAAD. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple (at least double) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.
In a final selection, the applications ranked by the institution in the pre-selection will be assessed by an independent selection committee (international university professors and experts from German and foreign universities and alumni). The independent selection committee evaluates the applications on the basis of the submitted documents and in consideration of the pre-selection ranking of the institution. Areas evaluated include academic performance and quality, extracurricular activities, motivation, and relevance of the research topic (if applicable)
Mandatory documents to be submitted (in either English or German) for the DAAD scholarship application:
In-Region Scholarship Programme – Call for Applications UCT – ST32– edition: 03/2023
Please be aware of the DAAD’s application deadline as well as the University of Cape Town’s deadline.
The application process for DAAD scholarships contains the following steps.
Applicants must apply for the scholarship via the DAAD portal. Applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application. DAAD’s Deadline: April 27th, 2023.
DAAD will conduct a formal review of the applications received via the DAAD portal according to DAAD criteria. Only complete applications and applicants who meet the DAAD application requirements and are formally admissible ac-cording to the DAAD selection criteria, will be availed to host institution for the next step.
Regardless of this process, applicants must at the same time apply for admission at the University of Cape Town using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. The Institution has set its own deadline for the admission process. Please inform yourself about the respective application processes at the host institution.
Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents via the DAAD portal on time. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. You are responsible for ensuring that your applications are complete. If you do not have documents such as recommendation letter and/or letter of admission at the time of application, please mention and explain this at an appropriate place in the application.
Please note that the scholarship only becomes effective as soon as the Admission Letter (this can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship begins if it is not available before) from the university is issued and once a proof (e.g., airline ticket, letter from supervisor or coordinator, admission test) has been submitted that you are on site at the host university to begin your studies. This must be submitted to the DAAD portal as soon as possible and is part of a complete application.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Applications for the DAAD scholarship must be submitted via the DAAD portal
Applications submitted through other channels or to other authorities will not be considered.
For more details, visit DAAD website