SA-GER CDR Postgraduate Scholarships and Internships 2023-24

SA-GER CDR Postgraduate Scholarships and Internships 2023-24

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Scholarship Description:

Fully funded scholarships and internship opportunities to study in South Africa and Germany. For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, the DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year.

Masters and PhD students invited to apply for the full scholarships award. Apart from full scholarships for participation in one of the above mentioned programs a number of mobility scholarships for Master students are available each year.

Scholarship Sponsor:



SA-GER CDR/ Ruhr-University Bochum

Study Level:

Masters and PhD

Scholarship Worth:

  • Tuition and registration fees covered by the Scholarship Program.
  • Plus monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates.
  • Internship Placement in reputable German organizations


Sub-Saharan African countries

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Scholarship applicants advised to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the program of their choice. The information is available from the respective programs sections. In addition to program requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:
  • Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
  • Candidates should apply within 6 years of having completed their previous degree
  • Study completed an internationally recognized university
  • The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies or Public Administration
  • South African students require to have an honors degree in order to get admitted to a Masters degree course. Other students need the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree
  • 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
  • Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
  • Women encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

Application Procedure:

  • You will have to fill in an electronic application form; the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!
  • For the MADM please refer to the “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or the course homepage.
  • Application Documents: Documents that have to be uploaded when using the e-form are mentioned in the respective “How to apply” sections of each programme!
  • Contact Information: For additional information on the courses or on registration please write to [email protected]

Application Deadline:

TBA (to be announced) soon.

Apply Now || Visit the Official Website

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