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DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme 2020 (African Paediatric Fellowship Programme) at UCT

Applications are currently being accepted at the University of Cape Town (African Paediatric Fellowship Programme) which is being founded by DAAD.

The In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.
The scholarships at APFP are available in the paediatric subspecialties as listed in the subject section below

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About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German... read more


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DAAD UCT PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD UCT PhD Scholarship

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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Requirements for DAAD UCT PhD Scholarship Qualification

The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from SubSaharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme who want to pursue Master’s courses. In-Region
Scholarships are aimed at students who want to participate in a study programme in a country of their home region (here: Sub-Saharan Africa/outside their home country).

  1. have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper division)
  2. clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  3. have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  4. have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  5. must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa)

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.


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Documents Required for Application

Documents to be submitted in English:

  1. DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  2. Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop. Europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable).
  3. 1 Recommendation letter by university teachers
  4. Letter of admission for the host university
  5. Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
  6. Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  7. Copy of the passport
  8. if applicable, information on the UNHCR registration as refugee


Application Deadline

June 2, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on www2.daad.de to apply

The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the two application deadlines.

First step: Applicants must apply for their studies at APFP using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. APFP has set its own deadlines. APFP will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, 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. DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Second step: APFP will provide the shortlisted candidates with the link to the DAAD-Portal. Only the pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application. DAAD Deadline: June 2, 2020

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