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South African-German Centre For Development Research (SA-GER-CDR) 2021-2022 Masters and PhD Scholarship For African Students

Within the framework of cooperating in Masters and PhD programmes, the aim of the African Excellence Centre at UWC in Cape Town is to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the typical economic, social and political challenges arising from the development process. 

For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record the DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year.

Scholarships are available for full-time students of the courses listed belo

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About South African-German Centre For Development Research (SA-GER-CDR)

Within the framework of cooperating in Masters and PhD programmes, the aim of the African Excellence Centre at UWC in Cape Town is to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the typical economic, social and political challenges arising from the development process. The research-oriented training programmes already established at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and the University of the Western Cape have been run in close cooperation for several years now. The course offerings are sourced from the disciplines of economics and social sciences (particularly macroeconomics and political s... read more


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SA-GER-CDR Postgraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of SA-GER-CDR Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarships include

  1. monthly allowances of 650 Euro
  2. plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates.
  3. Tuition and registration fees are covered by the Scholarship Programme.

More information about requirements for application and application procedure is provided below.

Scholarships for a study period in Germany

Apart from full scholarships for participation in one of the above mentioned programmes a number of mobility scholarships for Master students are available each year. These scholarships are aimed at funding a study period in Germany. During such a study period abroad scholarship holders can participate in a Summer School at Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum, complete an internship with a German organization working in the field related to their studies or they can visit Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum during the completion phase of their Master Thesis for intensive supervision periods.
It is not necessary to apply for mobility scholarships before starting your studies. The application procedure for mobility scholarships will instead be announced to participants of the cooperating programmes.


SA-GER-CDR Postgraduate Scholarship Courses


Requirements for SA-GER-CDR Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Scholarship applicants are adviced to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the programme of their choice. The information is available from the respective programmes sections. In addition to programme requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:
  2. Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  3. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
  4. Applicants should apply within 6 years of having completed their previous degree
  5. The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
  6. The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies or Public Administration
  7. South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course. Other students need the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree
  8. Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution
  9. Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
  10. Women are encouraged to apply
  11. South African students are encouraged to apply
  12. Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

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Application Deadline

November 30, -0001


How to Apply

You will have to fill in an electronic application form (ONLY AVAILABLE during open Calls)! Applications not using this e-form can´t be considered! As the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!

  1. For the MADM please refer to the "How to apply" section of the Bochum programme or the course homepage.
  2. For additional information on the courses or on registration please write to [email protected]

For more details, visit SA-GER-CDR website



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