DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in collaboration with PLAAS (Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies) is offering in-country/in-region scholarships, as part of the Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa programme.

Course Level: Masters

Eligible Countries: African countries

Field of Study: Masters in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies, offered at PLAAS.

Eligibility Criteria: These scholarships are aimed at young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers and university staff. Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Selection Criteria: For admission to the MPhil Research in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, applicants must have obtained an Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, history, economics, political science, agriculture, public administration, development studies, geographical and environmental studies). Students must demonstrate a good understanding of their chosen research topic and have research experience in one or more of the following themes – poverty, land and agrarian reform, rural development, and natural resources.

Number of Awards: 3

Value of Award:

Tuition fees
Study and research allowance
Printing allowance
Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
Travel allowance (In-Region only)

Duration of Programme:  2 years

Method of Application: Applicants are required to apply online to UWC, as well as submit the relevant supporting documents listed below. Click here for more information on the DAAD Call for Applications 2019.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: 7th December 2018