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Queen Elizabeth Distance Learning Scholarship Awards 2020 for Africans

Distance Learning Scholarship Awards 2020

The University of South Africa will be hosting the Distance Learning Scholarship Awards 2020. This means that you will be studying for a Masters degree with the University of South Africa, but in your home country.

The following courses are available to apply for a QECS;

  • MSc in Agriculture at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES)
  • MSc Flotation, MSc Comminution, MSc Biogas, MSc Bio remediation, MSc Fischer Tropsch, MSc Gasification, MSc Process Synthesis at the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET)
  • MEd in Open Distance Learning at the College of Education (CEDU)
  • All two year distance learning Masters courses in the College of Economics and Management Sciences (CEMS)
  • All two year distance learning Masters courses College of Human Sciences (CHS)

Please note that the course title included in the application form must match the course listed on the University of South Africa’s website in order to be considered.

Eligibility

To apply you must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) of one of the following countries; Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini , Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level.

Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions – please contact the university for more details.

How to apply for a distance learning QECS at the University of South Africa

Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:

  • High school certificate
  • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
  • Two references – preferably academic
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language

To apply for a QECS at the University of South Africa, complete an online application form.

Applications will close at 4pm (UTC +1) on 9 July.

Cambridge Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2020 Call for Applications

Cambridge Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

The Cambridge Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust.

The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB and British Antarctic Survey) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations.

To date, more than 200 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 28 African countries.

Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund / research collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:

  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

Please read carefully the Terms & Conditions including eligibility criteria, before applying.

Templates for the award letter and sub-contract may be found below:

Templates for the final reports:

Particularly note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for overheads, administration costs, or for researchers to attend conferences.

How to apply

The online application form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge- and Africa-based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.

To access the form, the Cambridge based applicant must Register Here. Only applicants with @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk, @babraham.ac.uk, @bas.ac.uk and @niab.ac.uk email addresses can register.

The Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund application form, where they will see the words “Invite a 2nd applicant to view/edit this submission”. Click on this link in order to invite the Africa-based applicant to register and edit the forms.

If you are eligible to apply, but are unable to register on the page above, then please contact alboradafund@cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk.

If you have already registered, please Log In to access the form.

The deadline to submit an application for collaborative research funding is Sunday 6th September 2020.

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Stellenbosch University Graduate Scholarship Programme 2020, South Africa

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Stellenbosch University Graduate Scholarship Programme 2020, South Africa

Stellenbosch University Graduate Scholarship Programme

The Graduate School of Economic and Management Sciences’s​ call for applications is open from the 15th of June to 31 July 2020 and will recruit for full-time PhD scholarship positions, funded by the Graduate School to a maximum of R138 000 per year for three years.

The Graduate School allocates these scholarships by considering each application on its own merit.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  • A candidate must meet the minimum criteria for admission to a PhD at Stellenbosch University. This requires a master’s degree in the relevant discipline or, in exceptional circumstances, an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates must have achieved a grade of 65% in their master’s programmes.
  • Candidates must be under forty years of age when the programme commences in January.
  • Only applications in one of the Faculty’s Research Themes  will be considered.
  • All students who meet the above criteria will be considered. ​​

​Application process – GEM Scholarships

​Follow these steps to apply for the 2021 cohort of the Graduate School:

  • Read the criteria for eligibility stated above.
  • Fill in the Application form
  • You will be required to write a letter motivating your suitability for the scholarship (maximum length: one A4 page), as well as a research concept note (no maximum length) on one or more selected research topics or problems which you intend to study in the course of your doctoral programme. These should be completed on the application form in the relevant sections.
  • Please consult the ​2020 Research Themes to guide you in choosing a research topic. Research topics outside the listed research themes can be accommodated only if it falls within the current research themes that are active in one of the Faculty’s academic departments.
  • Please note that scholarships can only be awarded where the Faculty is able to appoint a suitable supervisor for the topic to be studied.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee entry. There are limited scholarships available and awards are made on a competitive basis.
  • Please ensure that your three references are informed that their referee reports stating your capability to complete doctoral studies should be sent directly to the Graduate School via email (GEM@sun.ac.za) on or before 31 July 2020.
  • Send your completed application form electronically to: GEM@sun.ac.za

Due to the large number of applications recieved, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not received communication from the Graduate School Office by the 16th of October 2020, the application should be considered as unsuccessful.

The new intake of PhD will commence their studies on the 20th of January 2021.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships (KAS) for International Students

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international master students and graduates in order to enable study and research at universities in Germany.

This way, we actively promote intercultural dialogues, the formation of international networks as well as the internationalization of universities and science.

Currently our scholars come from 55 countries of the world. Their subjects are various: law, sciences, music as well as medicine, just to name a few.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, inspired by Christian democratic values, committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights in Europe and worldwide. In line with these principles, our Foundation awards scholarships to international master students and graduates in order to enable study and research at universities in Germany. This way, we actively promote intercultural dialogues, the formation of international networks as well as the internationalization of universities and science.

After finishing their studies in Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung expects its former scholars to contribute actively to the development of their home country’s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany

Who is this Scholarship For

Our Scholarship Program for International Students is aimed at international students and graduates who have acquired a university degree and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research stay of at least three semesters at a university in Germany.
The guidelines

  • have a university degree, as we do not provide support for bachelor studies,
  • prove above average academic performance,
  • be no older that 30 when applying,
  • have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  • be actively engaged in voluntary work,
  • plan to study a minimum of three semesters at a university in Germany,
  • possess a broad general education and distinct interest in political issues,
  • have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  • be open to develop their personal points of view and practice tolerance,
  • be highly motivated and able to convince us of their goals in life.

Further specifications

  • Students in Medicine or Pharmacy can only apply after having completed their intermediate exam in Germany or when having achieved a comparable stage of their studies.
  • Human or dental medicine specialist training or post graduate research stays in Germany cannot be supported.
  • Persons having already achieved a doctorate are not eligible for a scholarship.

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Development Related Postgraduate Courses at DAAD 2021/2022 (Fully Funded)

Development Related Postgraduate Courses

Objective

With its Development Related Postgraduate Courses, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries.

Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries.

They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Who can apply?

Graduates with at least two years’ professional experience from the following countries: list of eligible countries

What can be funded?

Individual scholarships exclusively for Postgraduate courses in Germany that are listed on the “List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines 2021/22”.

Duration of the funding

12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme)

Value

Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
Monthly rent subsidy
Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family
Selection
Candidates fulfil the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third, language skills)
Candidates have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience
Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship

What requirements must be met?

The Typical Scholarship Holder:

Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.

Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor) at the time of application.
His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered
Language skills

For study courses in German (scholarship includes a preparatory 6-month German language course in Germany): Successful passing of the language examination DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 before the start of the study course. Therefore, a minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement, that needs to be proofed by providing a current certificate.

Note:

It is not possible to pass the required German language courses (DSH or TestDaF) without any previous basic knowledge in the German language (at least B1 Level), even with the preceding six-month intensive course in Germany. Passing the language test is a formal prerequisite for matriculation at the respective German university.

For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)

Note:

Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the relevant course description on the following pages.

Application documents

Applications have only to be sent to the respective course directly! Please refer to their respective websites for the application procedure (e.g. online application), for the application deadline and the documents to be submitted.
Applications sent to the DAAD will not be forwarded to the respective course/university.

You can apply for up to three courses. If applying to more than one course, please list courses in order of priority in the DAAD application forms (see 7. Choice of host university/institution in Germany) and do not change the priorities in the according application form!

Application documents

Required documents (in the following order):

Signed DAAD application form with current date
Personally signed CV (please use the sample europass form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) with current date
Personally signed Letter of Motivation (with reference to current occupation and choice of postgraduate programme(s), two pages maximum) with current date.

IMPORTANT:

When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific courses and why you chose that priority.
Letter of recommendation from your current employer; the letter must have letterhead, a signature and official stamp and must be of current date (not in a sealed envelope)
Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that proof a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the bachelor degree) at the time of application and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer upon returning home.

Proof of Language Skills:

o English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: The institutional TOEFL is not accepted)
o German – required for courses taught in German
Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary)
Copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if necessary)
Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to submit an APS Certificate with their application documents.

Note: Some courses may require additional documents. For detailed information, please see the relevant course description in the Brochure and on the respective websites.

IMPORTANT:

The complete applications have to be submitted in English or German to be considered.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
If applying to more than one course, please list courses in order of priority in the DAAD application forms and do not change these priorities in the respective application.
When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific courses and why you chose that priority.

Please check with the requirements of the according University whether certified copies are required.
Application deadline
Depending on chosen study programme; please check scholarship brochure or the website of your chosen study programme.

Application location
Apply directly to the chosen study programme

Application and Selection Procedure
Step 1: You send your complete application(s) directly to the according postgraduate course.
Step 2: A selection committee suggests potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship.
Step 3: The suggested candidates will be contacted by DAAD to upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.
Step 4: The selection process will be finalized, and the suggested candidates will be informed accordingly.
IMPORTANT:
Make sure that you have a copy of each document of your application ready, as those documents (as PDF files) have to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal in case you are suggested for a DAAD scholarship!

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