DAAD, African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) Postgraduate Scholarship 2022

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is seeking applications for MA and Ph.D. scholarships offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Programme South Africa’.

The program 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 Masters 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. By training future academic and professional leaders, the program contributes to the following long-term impacts:

  • Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food, etc.)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only)
  • Insurance (In-Region only)

ACMS will use the following eligibility criteria. Applicants:

  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa);
  • Must have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • Ph.D. applicants must have an MA degree with a total aggregate mark of at least 70%;
  • MA applicants must have an Honours degree or equivalent with a total aggregate mark of at least 65%;
  • Must have been accepted to study for MA/Ph.D. in Migration and Displacement at ACMS.
Application Process
  • A complete CV;
  • A cover letter summarising qualifications, professional experience, and reasons for interest in the Migration and Displacement program;
  • Copies of transcripts and degree certificates;
  • A short research proposal (1500 words maximum) outlining the proposed research project;
  • SAQA evaluation (for foreign qualifications);
  • A writing sample of not more than 10,000 words (e.g., a chapter; article; term paper).
  • Proof of admission or application for admission at Wits/ACMS
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply.
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Deadline: April 30, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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