I’m glad to announce that the DRD/DAAD Masters & Ph.D Full Scholarships for Africans 2022 is open for applications.

DAAD, in collaboration with the Research for Development Division (DRD) of the African Center of Excellence at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, is inviting applicants from sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record to continue their developing Masters and Ph.D.

The DAAD, a power plant in the academic world, is an autonomous national agency of higher education institutions in Germany, funded by the federal government and the state.


Courses offered: Related development.
Course Level: Graduate (Master, Ph.D.)
Provider: Development Research Division-SA
Country to study in South Africa, Germany.

The DRD/DAAD Masters & Ph.D. full scholarships for Africans 2022 are available for full-time students of

The scholarship is to be taken at School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.

The scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for Ph.D. candidates.


drd/daad masters and ph.d scholarships for african students 2022




  •  You from Sub-Sahara Africa
  • You should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% of your last degree
  • Apply within 6 years of having completed their previous degree
  • The study must have been completed at an internationally recognized university
  • The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to Development Studies or Public Administration
  • South African students are required to have an honors degree in order to be admitted to a Masters’s degree course. Other students need the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree
  • Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be a 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
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be able to study full-time at the UWC for the required period.
  • South African students are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates must be able to study full-time in the UWC during the required period.


  • You will have to fill in an electronic application form (ONLY AVAILABLE FROM mid-APRIL to 15th July)!
  • As the e-form can only be submitted once, please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!


MA applicants will have to write a one-page paper about 1 of the following 4 topics:

  1. François Bourguignon, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank referred to the “poverty growth inequality triangle”: Discuss this comment, critically evaluating the role of inequality in the current study of development in Africa.
  2. Write critically on perceptions about governance in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. It has been claimed that climate change could potentially interrupt progress toward a world without hunger. Consider the evidence for this claim and discuss how climate change might impact food security.
  4. Discuss the relationship between social movements and civil society in a specific SSA country of your choice.

For more information about the requiremets for application and how to apply, visit the link below.




  • MA in Development Studies (next deadline July 2022)
  • Master in Public Administration (next deadline July 2022)
  • MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline November 2022)
  • Ph.D. options at the center (Ph.D. UWC) (next deadline July 2022)

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