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The Wits School of Law and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) (Erasmus University Rotterdam) is delighted to announce Joint PhD Scholarship programme for the year 2017. South African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to South African students.

Situated in Johannesburg in the commercial heart of South Africa and the continent, the Oliver Schreiner School of Law is one of Africa’s top law schools, and its graduates are among the leading lights in the legal fraternity.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded on a range of topics in international law, society and development such as: Critical, development-oriented aspects of trade and investment Socio-economic deprivation Human rights and humanitarian law Gender Health and the environment.

Scholarship Award: Applicants who are successfully admitted to the programme will be waived of tuition fees from both ISS and Wits.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be at entry-level for a PhD with an average of at least 70% in a Master’s degree within a relevant area.

Nationality: South African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Scholarships in South Africa

How to Apply: Interested applicants may apply for entry into the ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme by emailing the following to Ms Raquel McBride (Raquel.McBride-at-wits.ac.za):

  • An expression of interest that outlines the gist of the PhD study that you wish to undertake (approximately five pages in length excluding your preliminary bibliography);
  • Academic transcript; and
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is June 15, 2017.

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Applications are invited for NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships to study in South Africa. South African citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) was established as an independent government agency, through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998). The mandate of the NRF is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge, and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master and doctoral programme.

Study Subject: The NRF makes funds available to support NRF Freestanding, SSDF and Innovation (including DST Priority Research Areas) Master’s and Doctoral (including Doctoral abroad) candidates for the 2018 academic year.

Scholarship Award: The NRF makes funds available to support a small number of scholarships for full-time Doctoral studies abroad, with the objective of increasing the number and quality of Doctoral graduates in South Africa.

Number of Scholarships: Small numbers of scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies.

Nationality: Scholarship is available to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Scholarships for South Africans

How to Apply: Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System and follow the application process set out in the Application and Funding Guide. All applicants must consult with his/her proposed supervisor in the process of submitting an application to ensure that the supervisor is in agreement with the scientific aspects contained in the application and, the proposed work plan for completion of the degree.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 21, 2017.

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Dux Scholar Awards are open to apply for undergraduate study at University of Pretoria in South Africa for the academic session of 2017. These awards provided on the basis of merit to South African students.

The aim of Dux Scholar Award is to enable and encourage academically able students from South Africa.

The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, of South Africa.  In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa The University of Pretoria offers more than  1800 academic programmes in two of the official languages.

Course Level:  These awards are available to pursue an undergraduate degree.

Study Subject: These awards are available in following fields:

  • Law
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Engineering, Built Environment and IT
  • Health Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Economic and Management Science
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology

Scholarship Award: These awards will cover R5 000.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these awards:

  • Only students with South African citizenship or permanent residency in South Africa are considered for the above awards.

Nationality: South African applicants can apply for these awards.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be top academic Grade 12 achiever of a specific school.

Undergraduate Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply by post.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 31, 2017.

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of heterogeneous catalysis in the synthesis gas program of change at the University of Cape Town. The fellowship is available for South African applicants to pursue the postdoctoral programme.

The aim of the fellowship is to develop an understanding of specific aspects of Fischer-Tropsch and related synthesis with emphasis on catalyst preparation and characterisation.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in South Africa. it is jointly the oldest university in South Africa. UCT is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue the postdoctoral program.

Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in the area of heterogeneous catalysis in the synthesis gas program of c*change.

Scholarship Award: The Fellowship is valued at R180,000 to R390,000 per annum and does not include any fringe benefits. The Fellowship is renewable for two further years, contingent on satisfactory academic progress and on the availability of funds. Application to the SARS for tax-exemption is made by the University on behalf of the successful candidate.

Numbers of Scholarships: One fellowship is available.

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Eligible applicants must hold a PhD degree in Heterogeneous Catalysis by metal catalysts. The PhD must have been granted within the past 5 years or provide satisfactory evidence that the PhD thesis has been submitted for examination should be provided.
  • Applicants may not have held any permanent academic or professional posts. Applicants with specific experience in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, techniques of product analysis (including GC-MS), catalyst and nano materials preparation and characterisation will be given preference.
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to conduct his/her own self-initiated research during the tenure of the fellowship under the supervision of Prof Michael Claeys, and will be expected to register as a PDRF at UCT by no later than 31 July 2017. All registered postdoctoral research Fellows

Nationality: South African applicants are eligible for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply by post.

  • Suitable candidates are required to provide the following:
  • A letter of application expressing research experience and interests;
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts;
  • A full CV, including details of publications; and
  • Names and addresses of at least two academic referees, with whom the applicant has worked.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

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The university of Zululand is delighted to offer Postdoctoral Research Fellowships starting from 1st July 2017 or soon thereafter. South African applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

UNIZULU is a comprehensive University offering approximately 252 accredited degree, diploma and certificate courses across its Faculties of Arts; Education; Science and Agriculture; and Commerce, Administration and Law at the KwaDlangezwa and Richards Bay campuses. Popular courses include Law, Education, Nursing Science, Agronomy, Hydrology, Social Work, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Sport Science.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in any of university’s academic departments with suitable mentorship expertise.

Scholarship Award: Fellowships are valued at R240 000 p.a., tenable for a period of two years, starting from 1st July 2017 or soon thereafter.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree obtained on or after 2013
  • Applicants must be below the age of 40
  • Written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Computer skills
  • An interest in conducting research as evidenced by some research outputs in journals and conference proceedings.

Nationality: South African applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Scholarships in South Africa

How to Apply: All applicants are required to submit the following documents to manqeles-at-unizulu.ac.za: a completed application form, to be obtained from http://www.unizulu.ac.za and a copy of their CV.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is June 30, 2017.

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Applicants are invited to apply for “The African Union Commission Scholarships” in Africa for the academic session of 2017. These scholarships are available for African applicants to pursue Masters or PhD programmes at the Pan African University Institutes.

The aim of the scholarships is to encourage study of young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries.

The Pan African University is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide quality postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue master and PhD programme.

Study Subject: These scholarships will be awarded in following fields:

PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology, and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Masters (MSc)

  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Mathematics( Financial options)
  • Mathematics (statistical option)
  • Mathematics (computation option)
  • Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  • Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power systems option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

PhD

  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Mathematics (Financial options)
  • Mathematics (Statistics option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications options)
  • Electrical Engineering ( Power systems option)

PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences – including Health and Agriculture at the University of Ibaden, Nigeria

Masters (MSc)

  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration)
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geoscience, option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management
  • Photochemistry & Medicinal plants
  • Sports Sciences (Sports Development and management Studies option)
  • Veterinary medicine (avian medicine option)
  • Veterinary medicine (vaccine production & Management option)

PhD

  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  • Geosciences ( Petroleum Geosciences option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management

PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Yaounde and the University of Buea, Cameroon

Masters (MA)

  • Governance and Regional Integration
  • Trans-Border languages (Kiswahili option)
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Translation

PhD

  • Governance and regional Integration
  • Translation

PAU Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including climate change, at the University of Tiemcen, Algeria

Masters (MSc)

  • Water (Engineering option)
  • Water (Policy option)
  • Energy (Policy option)

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the following:

  • The African Union Commission offers full scholarships to successful candidates.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants from African countries and the African diaspora are invited to apply. Candidates with potential, motivation and who desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Nationality: African applicants are eligible for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

Master degree: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree.

PhD: Applicants must have a master degree.

Africa Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply through online processor.

  • The application should be completed online at pau-au.net. Application forms should be downloaded at the following address: http://www.pau-au.org

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

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Applications are invited for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship to cover full university tuition and fees. This scholarship is available students to African students.

ALU is pioneering a fresh approach to higher education in the 21st century; offering accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in a unique and imaginative way. By integrating students’ learning with the real world, empowering students to take ownership of their own learning, equipping each student to think entrepreneurially, and employing the most engaging and inspiring teaching methods, ALU is pioneering a new take on higher education and leadership development.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programs.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in any of the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes all university tuition and fees.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken at ALU Campus (Rwanda and Mauritius)

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

Scholarship Terms:

  • Full tuition scholarship at the ALU campus of your choice
  • Includes all university tuition and fees
  • Does not include personal expenses or food
  • Open to all nationalities
  • Must apply for general admission

Nationality: Scholarship is available students to African students : Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarships in Africa

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Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is May 31, 2017.

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The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is pleased to announce the availability of Guy Mhone Postgraduate Scholarship in Africa. The scholarship is available to pursue a postgraduate degree in various subjects.

The goal of the scholarship is promote open society ideals and societies in southern Africa by strengthening the capacity of emerging civil society leaders to understand, articulate and advocate for progressive, transformative policies the generation of knowledge, skills and attitudes in public policy responsive to the development and democratic-oriented challenges in Africa.

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a growing African institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region.

Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue a postgraduate degree programme.

Study Subject: The scholarship is awarded in the following fields:

  • Natural Resource Governance and Policy in Africa
  • Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in Africa
  • Marginalisation and Exclusion in Policy Making
  • Democracy and Governance in Africa
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Social and Economic Justice
  • Economic Policy, Trade and Development in Africa
  • Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
  • Policy Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender and Policy Making in Africa
  • Health Care and Health Policy in Africa
  • Migration and Refugee Policy in Africa
  • Resilience and Sustainable Cities in Africa

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover the following:

  • Successful applicants will be contractually obligated to return to their place of work for an agreed period of time in order to give back to their community and organization. Furthermore, during the period of study, students will be expected to contribute pieces of written work to the OSISA website as well as longer academic pieces for the Journal of Public Policy in Africa (JOPPA). The Guy Mhone Scholarship includes the 1 return cheapest airfare travel expenses. Accommodation and meals during semester breaks are not covered.

 Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Any candidate working in the field of policymaking and policy implementation is eligible to apply. Candidates must have attained a CGPA/GPA of 3.0 B grade or better. In addition, this scholarship is for candidates from the following SADC countries:
  • (Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Nationality: Applicants of Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe can apply for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have CGPA/GPA of 3.0 B grade or better.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • By e-mail to: manuelc-at-africau.edu
  • Motivation Letter of about 300 words
  • Certified Academic Certificates
  • CV of not more than 2 pages

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 30, 2017.

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) invites application for DAAD In-Country / In-Regions Scholarship funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). These scholarships are available for Sub-Saharan African applicants to pursue master and doctoral study in Africa.

The aim of the scholarships is to promote the study of Sub-Saharan African Students.

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotThees international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue master and PhD programme.

Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the following fields:

  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Health
  • Agroforestry

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:

  • Tuition fees Master in XOF- Country Group 1*:50,000 XOF Country Group 2**:400,000 XOF Senegalese Students of ISEP: 90,000 XOF
  • Tuition fees PhD in XOF- Country Group 1*: 75,000 XOF Country Group 2**: 1,000,000 XOF Senegalese Students of ISEP:90,000 XOF
  • Study and research allowance in EUR- 460 EUR (Master) 920 EUR (PhD)
  • Final allowance in EUR 1,025 EUR- 1,025 EUR
  • Monthly Scholarship in EUR (Accommodation, Food etc.)- 300 EUR (Master In-Country) 450 EUR (Master In-Region) 500 EUR (PhD In-Country) 550 EUR (PhD In-Region
  • Travel allowance in EUR (In-Region only)- 220 EUR (Neighbouring Country) 370 EUR (within Region) 690 EUR (across Region)
  • Insurance- if applicable
  • DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also encouraged to apply for a research grant in Germany for 2 up to 6 months. Please note: The short-term research stay in Germany should preferably be announced in the application for the regular scholarship. The short-term research scholarship includes:
  • A monthly scholarship payment for living costs which amounts to 1.000 € per month
  • health/accident/personal liability insurance
  • A lump sum for travel expenses

Numbers of Scholarships: Seven scholarships are available three for the master program and four for PhD program.

Scholarship can be taken in Sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree
  • (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper forth of class)
  • Clearly, show motivation and strong commitment
  • Have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • Have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African Country
  • Should generally be a) staff member of a public or private university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative)

Nationality: Sub-Saharan African applicants can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:  Applicants must have a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral).

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.

  • First step:
  • Applicants must apply for their studies at CERAAS using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. CERAAS has set their own deadlines.
  • CERAAS will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and shortlist the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain at least double or triple (optional) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution. DAAD reserves the right of final selection.
  • Second step:
  • Pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal and register themselves and submit an DAAD application. The institution is requested to communicate the following information to the shortlisted candidates:
  • Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):
  • Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/
  • “Application“
  • Documents to be submitted:
  • DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop. Europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Recommendation letter by university lecturers (Master 1, PhD 2)
  • Official letter of admission or any other binding document guaranteeing admission to the host university / institution / network
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
  • Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  • Copy of the passport
  • PhD candidates have to submit the following additional documents:
  • Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
  • Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in
  • Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal

Online application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 28, 2017.

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icon Research Fellow/ Scientist

icon Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine

Open to African nationals

icon  University of Cape Town

icon 23 May 2017

icon Partial Funding, R250,000 p/a for up to 3 years subject satisfactory performance

More about this scholarship

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town is offering IDM Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2017 to improve the capacity of research leadership in Africa.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of IDM Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2017 must be nationals of an African country.
  • Applicants must have been granted  Carnegie Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Fellowship through NGAA program.
  • Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree not more than 5 years ago and/or have finished not more than 2 years of postdoctoral training.
  • Candidates applying for IDM Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2017 should be currently enrolled or plan to enroll as a post-doc research fellow at the University linked to IDM.
  • Applicants must abide by the procedures, practices, and policies of the UCT.
  • They should enter the Memorandum of Understanding with their sponsors and stick to the agreements and plans.
  • Ph.D. certificate or equivalent documentation along with proof of MBChB and application form must be submitted by the applicants.

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