The University of Western Cape in South Africa in partnership with DAAD and PLAAS is inviting applications for the DAAD PLAAS Scholarship in Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies for the 2020/2021 academic session.
DAAD is offering competitive scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Studies in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies, offered at PLAAS, UWC. These scholarships are aimed at young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers, and university staff. Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the Programme.
The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so-called In-Country scholarships) or in another African country (In-Region scholarships).
Worth of Award
The Scholarship covers;
- Tuition fees
- Study and research allowance
- Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food, etc.)
- Travel allowance (InRegion only)
- Insurance (for In-Region only)
To be considered eligible, applicants must have;
- Have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above-average results (upper third of class)
- Clearly, show motivation and a strong commitment
- Have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
- Must be nationals or permanent resident of an African country
- Hold a SAQA Certificate of Evaluation or be in the process of obtaining one if they hold a non-South African university degree;
- Should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector.
How to Apply
The application process contains two steps. Your attention is drawn towards the two application deadlines. Documents to be submitted are:
- DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
- Hand-signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop. Europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable).
- Recommendation letter by university teachers (Master: 1, PhD: 2)
- Letter of admission for the host university
- Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
- Letter of motivation
- Passport copy
- In the case of non-South African university degrees: SAQA Certificate of Evaluation
- The PLAAS application deadline is October 31, 2019,
- The DAAD application deadline is November 30, 2019.