SA-CDR DAAD Scholarship for Masters in Public Administration in South Africa 2022

The SA-German Centre for Development Research offers generous two-year DAAD merit scholarships for Masters in Public Administration in Cape Town in 2022

The School of Government’s Masters in Public Administration (MPA) offers students a balanced and relevant mix of practical and theoretical skills. It is also a multi-disciplinary degree, drawing widely on the skills and experience of the School’s cognate departments. In the first year of the programme students are provided with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of governance, public policy and public administration, as well as in a range of analytical, practical, communication and research skills. In the second year, they will work under supervision to produce a mini-thesis, and attend and make presentations at research seminars.

Successful students of the Master’s programme will be awarded the degree Master in Public Administration of UWC. Excellent students can receive the MA in Development Management degree of Ruhr-University Bochum as a second degree if they fulfil additional requirements (see 2nd-degree option for further information).

Worth of Award

  • Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates.
  • Tuition and registration fees are covered by the Scholarship Programme.


  • Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% average- for your last degree
  • The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
  • The previous degree should have been an academic discipline which is related to public administration
  • South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be 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 a 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
  • There is no formal age restriction, but applicants should apply within three years of completing their previous degree unless they have a good reason for having been academically inactive for a period
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • South African students are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.
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How to Apply

You have to fill in an online application form, The e-form can only be submitted ONCE, so please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!!!

As you will have to upload certain documents, documents, as follows, can already be prepared:t

  • a letter of application, motivating your application,
  • a copy of your passport
  • a CV, also indicating relevant work experience as an intern or an employee: Please use the Europass CV form
  • an academic transcript from your last university,
  • certified copies of all academic certificates,
  • an academic reference and if applicable a professional reference. In case that referees want to send the reference independently, they should send it to [email protected], indicating the applicant’s name.
  • MA applicants will have to write a one page paper about one of three given topics (to be uploaded in the e-form). Below you find the topics of the Call:
  • Write critical notes on how inequality can be measured. What do you regard as the causes of inequality in your country?
  • What are the prospects for a successful Developmental State model in any African country of your choice?
  • What do you see as the root causes of migration? How can these be addressed?
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Deadline: Applications close on  June 20, 2021. Applicants will be notified about the selection outcome around mid-August.


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