DRD/DAAD Masters & PhD Full Scholarships for Africa (Study in South Africa & Germany) 2018-2019



Applications re now been submitted for the DRD/DAAD Masters & PhD Full Scholarships for Africa (Study in South Africa & Germany) 2018-2019, eligible persons are by this notice charged to hurry and apply for this program 


 For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, the DRD – Institute of Development Research and Development offers DAAD merit scholarships per year. The scholarship will be taken at University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.


Course Level:

Masters & PhD

Field of Study: 

Scholarships are available for full-time students of

  • MA in Development Studies
  • Master in Public Administration
  • PhD options at the CDR

Host Nationality:

South Africa and Germany 

Eligible Countries:

Sub-Saharan Africa

Value of Scholarship Award: 

Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates. More information about requirements for application and application procedure is provided in link below.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility:

 Requirements for application and application procedure

  • Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% of your last degree
  • Applicants should apply within 6 years of having completed their previous degree
  • The study must have been completed at 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 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 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 are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.
  • South African students are encouraged to apply


Scholarship to be taken at (country):

School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany

How to Apply: 

You will have to fill in an electronic application form As the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!


MA applicants will have to write a one page paper about 1 of the following 4 topics:

  1. François Bourguignon, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank referred to the “poverty growth inequality triangle”: Discuss this comment, critically evaluating the role of inequality in the current study of development in Africa.
  2. Write critically on perceptions about governance in Sub Saharan Africa.
  3. It has been claimed that climate change could potentially interrupt progress toward a world without hunger. Consider the evidence for this claim and discuss how climate change might impact on food security.
  4. Discuss the relationship between social movements and civil society in a specific SSA country of your choice.


Application Deadlines:

Updates on the scholarship deadline will be communicated soon, please stay tuned for this information

Award Provider: DAAD


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  1. Hello, I would like to have information on the various PhD options at the CDR to see if I am eligible to apply.

    Thank you

  2. Dear All , I would like to have information on the various PhD options at the CDR to see if I am eligible to apply.

    Thanks and looking forward to your feedback.


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  4. Dear Sir/Madam!
    I hope this email finds you well! I am Belay Zerga, a PhD candidate right now from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I have finished the course work & proposal defense, and I need a research fund to peruse my research’s laboratory and survey. Dear would you please inform me if there is such financial grant.
     Kind Regards!

  5. Dear Sir/Madam
    Greetings from Kenya .I am Lucy Njeri Mwaura and have a masters degree in counseling psychology from Daystar University. I would like to pursue a PhD on drug addiction and would appreciate your assistance.
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  6. Dear Sir/Madam
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  7. My name is Abdulmejid Gobe Menza from Ethiopia. i have MA in civics and ethical studies and want to learn PHD. please help me. mobile no. +251910784177 My email address is [email protected] With regard!

  8. This is Edward Ogwang Ocen from Uganda. I hold bachelor of Business Administration and a Post graduate Diploma in Agricultural Risk Management and Finance. I would like to do a master of Management in Agribusiness. Are there scholarships for me to apply for 2018 intake.

  9. Greetings Sir/Madam. I am a Cameroonian by name Chop Adeline Mange. Please I like to pursue a PhD Degree in the area of plant ecology and biodiversity. Please guide me. Thank you

  10. hello,
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  11. Hello,


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  12. Hello Sir|Ma
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  13. Hi! My name is DOURBAGA OUANGDA Francis, i’m from Chad. I have a degree in natural sciencesand i want to continue Masters one day. I rely entirely on the scholarships you grant.

  14. Hello!
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    2. The deadline of application
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  16. Dear all, my name is Appolinaire NSABIMANA . i have my bacheror in mathematics , i would like to pursue master in statistics. help me please ! thanks , best regards!


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