DAAD Stellenbosch University Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) Scholarships 2024/2025 for sub-Saharan aFRICAN students

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It has been agreed, that the DAAD cooperates with Stellenbosch University by offering up to five In-Region scholarships for Master studies at Stellenbosch University for the intake 2025.

Application Deadline: 9th April 2024

About DAAD Stellenbosch University Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) Scholarships: The DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. ​

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Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility for DAAD Stellenbosch University Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) Scholarships: Applicants for a Master’s degree

  • graduates with a first academic degree, who have successfully completed a four-year university degree, equivalent to BSc Hons (NQA-level 8), with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent, if applicable) Candidates who cannot provide a Second Class/Upper Division or a higher result are not eligible
  • 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 residents of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa or students with a permanent residents of South Africa) ;
  • should be a) staff member of a public university, b) or a candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) or from the public sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme. Fresh graduates, professionals and other candidates who do not fit in the above mentioned areas are also invited to apply for the programme.
    Female applicants, refugees with recognized refugee status and candidates from other less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
    Please note: If you have already received a Master’s scholarship from the DAAD, further Master’s funding from the DAAD is not possible.
    Please note: Stellenbosch University might have additional requirements for admission to the university

Eligible Countries: African Students

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Number of Awards: 5

Value of Award: The Award is fully funded

Duration of DAAD Stellenbosch University Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (MBHG) Scholarships: The duration

  • Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen programme (up to a maximum of 24 months).
  • Please state the entire period for which you wish to apply for a scholarship in your application. For example, if you are planning a 2-year degree programme, you must directly communicate two years as the desired scholarship duration in your application. After the first year of study, your academic achievements will be assessed in a further funding procedure. If this assessment shows that you will successfully complete your programme within a reasonable period of time, the scholarship will continue as planned.
  • The scholarship usually begins on 1st of February of the following year.
  • Please note that the maximum duration of the scholarship consists of the year you apply for, plus the time left to the end of the regular period of studies in that programme. For example, if you apply for a DAAD scholarship starting in your second year of studies of a three-year programme, the maximum duration of the scholarship will be two years.
  • The standard period of study and the start date are based on the Affiliate Agreement between the host university and the DAAD.
    Please note: if you arrive later, the duration of your scholarship will be shortened accordingly.

How to Apply: As a first step, all applicants must submit a complete application for the programme via the DAAD Portal. This is a standard uploading area for all programme applications and some documents may not be mandatory for your application. Please refer to your programme call to check which documents are required.
Please be aware of the DAAD’s application deadline as well as Stellenbosch University’s deadline.
The application process for DAAD scholarships contains the following steps:

  1. Register on the portal:
  2. Log in to the portal
  3. Carefully read the instructions on how to apply in the portal
  4. Submit your application via the portal by the deadline April 9th, 2024
  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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