Full Masters And PhD Scholarships At ACMS In 2022

Full Masters And PhD Scholarships At ACMS In 2022

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Full Masters And PhD Scholarships:

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is seeking applications for MA and PhD scholarships offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Program South Africa’. Full scholarships are available for Four MA and Five PhD students accepted for the Migration and Displacement program at ACMS in 2022.

DAAD will make the final decisions and administer the scholarships. ACMS is in charge of the first phase of the application process, which involves pre-selecting and shortlisting candidates. ACMS will submit the shortlist to DAAD for the second phase of the application process and final decisions.


University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Degree level:

Masters and PhD

Subject Areas:

Commerce, Law, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities

Scholarship Benefits:

Fully Funded


Permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa);

Eligibility Criteria:

For the pre-selection, 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;
  • MA applicants must have an Honors degree or equivalent in Humanities (preferably in Social Sciences) with a total aggregate mark of at least 65%;
  • PhD applicants must have an MA degree with a total aggregate mark of at least 70%;
  • Must have been accepted to study for MA/PhD in Migration and Displacement at ACMS (please see application information here).

Application Procedure:

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing qualifications, professional experience and reasons for interest in the Migration and Displacement program;
  • A complete CV;
  • Copies of transcripts and degree certificates;
  • SAQA evaluation (for foreign qualifications);
  • A short research proposal (1500 words maximum) outlining the proposed research project;
  • 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

Email all queries and application materials to: [email protected]

Application Deadline:

30 April, 2021

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