The DRD provides a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for candidates from Sub-Saharan African countries with an outstanding academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and Ph.D. studies.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarship candidates are suggested to carefully go through the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the program of their choice. The information is available from the respective program's sections. In addition to program requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:
• Candidates should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
• Candidates should have an outstanding academic record – at least an average of 70% for your last degree
• The study should have been completed at an internationally renowned university
• The previous degree must have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies
• South African students are expected 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.
• Candidates 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 to receive the scholarships provided
• There is no formal age restriction, but candidates must 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 for the scholarships provided
• South African pupils are encouraged to apply
• Candidates must be able to study at all times at the UWC for the required period.