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Wits/International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) joint PhD Scholarships for African Students 2018

The Wits School of Law and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) (Erasmus University Rotterdam) invites applications from prospective PhD applicants on a range of topics in international law, society and development.

Application Deadline: 8th June, 2018

To Be Taken At (Country): South Africa and The Netherlands

Fields of Study: PhD applicants are encouraged to select from a range of topics in international law, society and development such as:

  • Critical, development-oriented aspects of trade and investment
  • Socio-economic deprivation
  • Human rights and humanitarian law
  • Gender
  • Health and the environment

About the Award: The ISS-Wits joint programme forms part of the ISS research group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ). Research performed by members of the group explores how and to what extent particular governance arrangements help or hinder the achievement of goals of social justice.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Applicants must be at entry-level for a PhD with an average of at least 70% in a Master’s degree within a relevant area.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Awards: Applicants who are successfully admitted to the programme will be waived of tuition fees from both ISS and Wits. A limited, 6-month scholarship is available, but candidates are responsible for covering their own living and research costs

Duration of Program: Not stated

How to Apply: Interested applicants may apply for entry into the ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme by submitting the following:

1. An expression of interest, with a working title, that outlines the gist of the PhD study that you wish to undertake (approximately five pages in length excluding your preliminary bibliography);
2. Academic transcript; and
3. Curriculum Vitae.

Applications should be emailed to by 8 June 2018. If you have not heard back within one
month please consider your application unsuccessful.

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Provider: Wits School of Law, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

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