Germany Scholarship: DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

The University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany is welcoming applications for DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans. 

The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans is a scholarship program that offers a limited number of DAAD scholarships to eligible Sub-Saharan African applicants. 

DRD offers these scholarship awards to students to enable them pursue development-related Masters and PhD programs. 


Deadline: 20 June 2021 (annual)

Course starts: South Africa/Germany

Course starts Jan-May 2022

Number of Awards: Limited 

Degree type: Masters/PhD Degree

Host institution(s): University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Target demographic: Nationals of Sub-saharan African countries

Field of study

Scholarship is awarded to full-time students of;

° Master in Public Administration 

° MA in Development Studies

° The different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)

Scholarship Worth/Inclusions 

The scholarship award covers tuition and registration fees. It covers a monthly allowance of £650 with travel allowances for Masters eligible applicants. 

It also covers a monthly allowance of £900 with travel allowance for PhD eligible applicants. 


To be considered for the scholarship program, applicants should; 

° Be from Sub-Saharan Africa

° Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken – TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution should be provided 

° The last degree must have been obtained from an internationally recognised university

° A work and or voluntary experience in your field of interest should be provided 

° Have an outstanding academic record; at least 70% average for your last degree

° Women are encouraged to apply 

° Applicants must be able to study full-time at the UWC for the required period

° South African students are encouraged to apply

° South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course. Other students are required to have the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree

° Applicants are advised to apply within three years of completing their previous degree, unless they have a good reason for having been academically inactive for the said period

° The previous degree should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies

More on Eligibility 

To apply, applicants are advised to visit the official website and apply through the “How to apply” section of the website. Applications submitted through email or hardcopy are considered invalid by the management. 


In your best interest, it’s advisable to visit the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans official website to access the application form and more details on how to apply. All the best. 




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