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DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2021: Latest Updates

Filed in Scholarships Update by on July 8, 2021

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This is to bring to inform the general public that the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans have been opened for applications for 2021.

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans 2021: Latest Updates

Interested persons will get to learn of the scholarships’ entailments, requirements, packages, application timelines, and lots more.

What is The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans?

The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans are basically DAAD scholarships offered to a specified number of candidates each year. Such candidates ought to be from Sub-Saharan African countries.

Aside from being of Sub-Sahara African origin, they must also be able to boast of excellent academic records. The scholarships are only offered to Masters and Ph.D. studies candidates with interest in developmental studies.

In other words, one only stands to benefit from the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans if the course applied for is considered to be of developmental value.

Who Is Eligible For The DRD Scholarships For Sub-Saharan Africans 2021?

It is expected that each interested individual in the scholarship should be well acquainted with the criteria for selection and the general requirements set by the scholarship board.

This would help them decide beforehand if they stand a chance to be awarded the scholarship or not. As such, those with deficiencies would know there is no point applying. Below are to requirements for eligibility:

  • Candidates are absolutely expected to be of Sub-Sahara African origin
  • They are to possess excellent academic records and histories. Precisely, they must have attained a minimum of 70% in their previous qualifications
  • Such previously acquired qualifications must meet certain standards too. Basically, it must have been acquired in an institution fully recognized internationally.
  • Another required feature of the previously acquired degree is that it must possess an affinity with the intended course of study. In this case, the course ought to have been related to development studies in a significant way.
  • For South African students, it is required of them to have an honours degree before they could be ascertained to merit admission. For other candidates, the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree is the requirement.
  • Interested candidates ought to present evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution is highly recommended
  • It is equally recommended that applicants possess quality work experience and or voluntary experience in the fields they wish to study.
  • There is no prescribed age limit, but applicants ought to apply within three years of completing their previous studies. An exception is only made if there is a very good reason for having been academically inactive for such a period of time
  • It is highly emphasized the advantage women have in the application and selection process. Women are therefore encouraged to apply
  • South African students are equally encouraged to apply
  • Candidates are required to be able to study full-time at the UWC for the required period.

Step-by-step Application Guides

There are procedures that must be observed for a successful application for the scholarship. Whereby, without observance of these, applicants can be sure they have no chance of being awarded the scholarship.

So, to avoid such a situation, we will guide you through the steps or direct you to the appropriate channel(s) to have firsthand or direct information. Such channels are no other than the scholarship official website.

Therefore, for a successful, candidates would need to have access to this website primarily. This is because the application can only be initiated and completed is good you know that hardcopy or physical submissions of applications are not acceptable.

As such, the applications are only to be submitted through the online application form. The form is available to be filled in and submitted on the “How to Apply” section of the web page. E-MAIL submissions are equally unacceptable.

For further updates on the various stages of the scholarship screening and selection processes, endeavour to visit this page regularly. We will be updating this page as updates are announced by the scholarship and you will stand to benefit from such prompt updates.

Primary And Fringe Benefits of the Program

The most important benefit package of the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans is that it covers all tuition and registration fees for the entire duration of the studies. This implies that the awardees of the scholarship would basically study for free because the program covers all their academic expenses.

Primary And Fringe Benefits of the Program

These would include tuition fees and registration fees as well. Other benefits include monthly stipends of EUR 650. This is in addition to EUR 900 basic travel allowances given to both the Master and the Ph.D. candidates.

Institution(s) Involved

Many scholarship programs usually have their specific institutions. As such, applying for them leaves one with only the option of studying within the said institution or institutions.

As it were, for the DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans, the host institutions are the University of Western Cape in South Africa, and Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. The above-named universities are the two host institutions in which successful applicants and beneficiaries of the scholarships, get to study.

Required Fields of Learning or Studies

The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans is a program that targets basically the development of society. Consequently, the courses it requires must necessarily conform to that target.

Therefore, to benefit from the scholarships, candidates must have to be seeking to study for Masters’ in Development Studies or in Public administration. For those going for their PhDs, their options are more or less the same but at the canter of (PhD UWC).

How Many People Benefit From The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans?

Every scholarship program has a limited number of required beneficiaries. This is why each candidate is subjected to due scrutiny so as to decide on their suitability and merit. The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans has a limited number of awardees but this is not usually fixed.

But with the program coming up annually, there is a tendency for the scholarships board to make changes accordingly, depending on the situation ground and the funds available to it. As already established, the scholarship s targeted at a particular sect. this happens to be individuals of Sub-Saharan origin.

CSN Team.

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