Scholarships for African Students at University of the Western Cape in South Africa, 2018

DAAD is offering up to 3 scholarships for master programme and up to 3 scholarships for a PhD programme at PLAAS (Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies). These scholarships are aimed at young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers and university staff.

The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.

Course Level: DAAD is offering competitive scholarships for Masters and PhD programmes listed below, offered at PLAAS.

  • MPhil Research in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies
  • PhD in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies

Study Subject: The programme supports those in subject areas with strong relevance to land governance/land management. University proposes the following topic areas for MPhil and PhD scholarships:

  • Land tenure, including customary tenure, titling and land markets
  • Water, forestry, fisheries and ecosystems management
  • Farming systems, agricultural development and the rural non-farm economy
  • Agricultural investment and inclusive business models
  • Governance, policy frameworks and investment standards
  • Population, migration and urbanization
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Agro-food systems, food prices and food security
  • Regional cooperation and integration and the agro-food system

Number of Scholarships: DAAD is offering up to 3 scholarships for a master programme and up to 3 scholarships for a PhD programme.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers tuition fees, research allowance, travel allowance, monthly stipend, and insurance. Applicants are subject to the PLAAS admission and pre-selection procedures. Once students are pre-selected they are required to apply via the DAAD portal to submit their scholarship application.

Scholarship can be taken in: South Africa

Who is Eligible?: 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. Applicants

  • Have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper forth of class);
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
  • Have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
  • Have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of
  • application;
  • Must be nationals or permanent resident of an African Country;
  • Should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector

Nationality: Citizens of Africa are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

  • For admission to the MPhil Research in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, applicants must have obtained an Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, history, economics, political science, agriculture, public administration, development studies, geographical and environmental studies). Students must demonstrate a good understanding of their chosen research topic and have research experience in one or more of the following themes – poverty, land and agrarian reform, rural development, and natural resources.
  • For admission to the PhD in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, applicants must have obtained a Masters degree in Social Sciences, Arts, Law, Humanities, Environmental Sciences and Development Studies or any other relevant discipline. Students should have achieved a minimum average mark of 65% in the relevant Masters degree. Students must demonstrate a good understanding of their chosen research topic and have research experience in one or more of the following themes – poverty, land and agrarian reform, rural development, and natural resources.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to apply online to UWC, as well as submit the relevant supporting documents listed below. Download the PLAAS Information Sheet for more information relating to the MPhil & PhD programmes offered at PLAAS.

  1. Application to UWC: Applicants are required to apply online to the University of the Western Cape.
    2. Supporting documents
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Certified copies of academic results and certificates
  • Certified copy of ID/Passport
  • SAQA certificate (Applicable to foreign qualifications)
  • Draft proposal

Application Deadline: The due date for the scholarship application is December 21, 2017.

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