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ACMS Full Masters & PhD Scholarships 2020 for African Students – Wits University

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The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is seeking applications for MA and PhD scholarships offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Programme South Africa’. 

Application Deadline: 5th May 2020.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (University): Wits University

About the Award: Employing approaches from across the social sciences, humanities, and built environment the project will conduct original research and interventions in Johannesburg, Accra, and Nairobi. Through continental and translocal collaborations with colleagues in academia and the arts, it will make important conceptual, theoretical and methodological contributions to theories on multiple mobilities and urbanisation across sub-Saharan Africa.

Type: Fellowship, Masters, PhD, Post-Doctorate

Eligibility:

Applicants:

  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa);
  • Must have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • MA applicants must have an Honours degree or equivalent with a total aggregate mark of at least 65%;
  • PhD applicants must have an MA degree with a total aggregate mark of at least 70%;
  • Must have been accepted to study for MA/PhD in Migration and Displacement at ACMS (please see application information here).

Selection: DAAD will make the final decisions and administer the scholarships. ACMS is in charge of the first phase of the application process which involves pre-selecting and shortlisting candidates. ACMS will submit the shortlist to DAAD for the second phase of the application process and final decisions.

Number and Value of Awards: Full scholarships are available for Four MA and Five PhD students accepted for the Migration and Displacement programme at ACMS in 2021

How to Apply: Applications should include:

  • A cover letter summarising qualifications, professional experience and reasons for interest in the Migration and Displacement programme;
  • A complete CV;
  • Copies of transcripts and degree certificates;
  • SAQA evaluation (for foreign qualifications);
  • A short research proposal (1500 words maximum) outlining the proposed research project;
  • A writing sample of not more than 10,000 words (e.g., a chapter; article; term paper).

Applications are due midnight, 05 May 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Email all queries and application materials to: [email protected]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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