The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD in collaboration with the Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape (UWC), is offering in-country/in-region scholarships, within the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). This forms part of the Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA) program funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (MBZ). DAAD is offering the fully funded scholarship to African Students for Postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) Studies in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies, offered at PLAAS, UWC. DAAD aims this scholarship towards young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers, and university staff. Further, DAAD encourages female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups to participate in the program.
The recipients of the fully funded DAAD Scholarship will receive:
African Students are eligible for the fully funded DAAD PLAAS NELGA scholarship if they:
Prior to applying for the fully funded DAAD Scholarship, the African Students must apply for the admission at PLAAS before the deadline. PLAAS has set its own deadlines.
PLAAS will then screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. Moreover, PLAAS will provide a detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members to DAAD.
PLAAS will also provide the shortlisted candidates with the link to the DAAD-Portal. Only the pre-selected candidates may register and submit the DAAD Scholarship application. Along with the application, the candidates must also include:
African Students can apply for the Fully Funded DAAD Scholarship until 30 November 2019 while the deadline for the PLAAS admission is 31 October 2019. DAAD will not entertain applications arriving after the deadline.