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DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2021-22

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DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2021-22

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We are pleased to announce the start of DRD scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans . Each year, the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans will award a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships to applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries who have an outstanding academic record and wish to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.


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Host Institution:

University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Field of study:

This Scholarships will be offered to students seeking the below field of study:

• MA in Development Studies
• Master in Public Administration
• the different PhD options at the center (PhD UWC)

Number of Awards:


Invited Nationals:

This award program is designed for nationals of Sub-Saharan African countries.

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants are expected to meet with the below requirements:

  • Candidates must come from a Sub-Sahara African country
  • Candidates must possess an outstanding academic record – a minimum of 70% average for your last degree
  • Candidate must come from an internationally recognized university
  • previous degree should be an academic discipline related to Development Studies
  • South African students are expected to have an honors degree in order to be admitted to a Master’s degree course.
  • Candidates must show evidence of proficiency in English
  • Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
  • Interested Candidates should apply within 3 years of completing their previous degree
  • This award program is open for both men and Women.
  • South African students are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates must be willing to study for a fulltime program at the UWC for the required period.

How to apply for DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2021-22

More information on “How to apply” for the Master in Development Studies, the Master in Public Administration and the respective PhD options can be found in the respective “How to apply” sections of each program. Please note that all applications are required to be submitted using the online application form. Submission of applications via hardcopy or email are not allowed.  The deadline for this program is 20 June 2021.

Benefit  of DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2021-22

For successful Master candidates, this Scholarship program includes a monthly stipend of €650 plus travel allowances, and for PhD applicants, it includes a monthly payment of €900 plus travel allowances. The Scholarship Program will also cover tuition and registration expenses.

Kindly visit the official Website for more information.

Official Scholarship Website:

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