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DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Sponsoring Universities: University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum, Germany

Level/Field of Study:

Who are to Apply? Students of Sub-Sahara African Countries

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Benefits of DRD Scholarships

Scholarships have 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.


  • Only for students from Sub-Sahara Africa.
  • Candidate should have an outstanding academic record
  • 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.
  • Candidate 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
  • 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

How To Apply?

Application for these scholarships can only be submitted using the online application form which can be seen in the “How to apply” section of the official scholarships’ website.

Deadline: 30 November, 2019 

For more information and application for this scholarship see DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans.

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