The School of Government is committed to supporting the training and research needs of community based organisations, non-governmental organisations, trade unions and other institutions of the wider South African Society, to help the development of a balance between the state and civil society.
The SA-German Centre for Development Research offers generous two year DAAD merit scholarships for the Masters Degree in Public Administration in the School of Government, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. The deadline for applications for the intake in 2017 already expired. the new Call for applications for the intake in 2018 will be published in April 2017.
Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
Applicants should have an outstanding academic record - at least 70% average- for your last degree
The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
The previous degree should have been an academic discipline which is related to public administration
South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters 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 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
There is no formal age restriction, but applicants should apply within three years of completing their previous degree, unless they have a good reason for having been academically inactive for a period
Women are encouraged to apply
Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.
You have to fill in an electronic application form, which can only be accessed during an open Call! The e-form can only be submitted ONCE, so please make sure that your application is complete before submitting it!!!
As you will have to upload certain documents, documents as follows can already be prepared:t
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 on food security.
4 Discuss the relationship between social movements and civil society in a specific SSA country of your choice.
Of course we screen all essays with an anti-plagiarism software and in case that an essay is only copy pasted from available literature the application is not eligible!!!
In some cases, you may also be required to attend an interview and to complete an entrance test.
Wherever possible, please have all documents verified by a Commissioner of Oaths.
Please make sure that your application is complete, as no incomplete submissions will be considered.
Please prepare as well
The regular deadline for online-applications is 15 July each year!
Communication of selection outcome:
All applicants will be informed about their applications within 4-6 weeks after application deadline
Tuition, registration and other costs:
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held between approximately 2 weeks after the expiration of the application deadline, either face-to-face or telephonically or via Skype. Please ensure that you will be available during this period if contacted for an interview. All applicants will be informed about their applications within 4-6 weeks after the expiration of the application deadline.