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Scholarships in the Field of Land and Agrarian Study are Offered at University of the Western Cape

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African citizens are welcome to apply for this scholarship in the field of land governance/land management.

 

The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.

 

Course Level: AAD is offering competitive scholarships for Masters and PhD programmes listed below, offered at PLAAS.

 

  • MPhil Research in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies.
  • PhD in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies.

 

Amount of Scholarships: DAAD is offering up to three scholarships for both PhD and master programme.

 

Location of Scholarship: Scholarship can only be taken in South Africa.

 

Eligibility: Applicants must follow and have all the following requirements.

  • 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 resident of an African Country;
  • Should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector

 

College Admission Requirements:

 

Entrance Requirement:

  • 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.
  • For admission to the PhD in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, applicants must have obtained a Masters degree in Social Sciences, Arts, Law, Humanities, Environmental Sciences and Development Studies or any other relevant discipline. Students should have achieved a minimum average mark of 65% in the relevant Masters degree. 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.

 

Application Instructions: Applicants can apply for scholarship online.

 

Deadline of Application:  This scholarship is due December 21, 2017.

 

For more information on this scholarship, click the link below:

 

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