University of Wit ACMS Postgraduate Scholarship Award

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The University of Witwatersand better known as University of Wit is offering full Postgraduate Scholarship in collaboration with African Center for Migration and Society. These award is for MA and PhD scholarships offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as part of its ‘In-Region Scholarship Programme.

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About The University

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  also known as Wits University or Wits is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.

About The Award

Program Level:  Postgraduate

Deadline: 5th May 2020

Host Institution: University of Wit

Award can be taken in South Africa

Value of Award: Full scholarship

DAAD makes the final decisions and administer the scholarships. ACMS is in charge of the first phase of the application process which involves pre-selecting and shortlisting candidates. ACMS will submit the shortlist to DAAD for the second phase of the application process and final decisions.


Applicant must

  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa);
  • Must have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • MA applicants must have an Honours degree or equivalent with a total aggregate mark of at least 65%;
  • PhD applicants must have an MA degree with a total aggregate mark of at least 70%;
  • Must have been accepted to study for MA/PhD in Migration and Displacement at ACMS.

How To Apply

Applicant must attach

  • A cover letter summarising qualifications, professional experience and reasons for interest in the Migration and Displacement programme;
  • A complete CV;
  • Copies of transcripts and degree certificates;
  • SAQA evaluation (for foreign qualifications);
  • A short research proposal (1500 words maximum) outlining the proposed research project;
  • A writing sample of not more than 10,000 words (e.g., a chapter; article; term paper.

For any enquiry mail: [email protected]


Full scholarships are available for Four MA and Five PhD students accepted for the Migration and Displacement programme at ACMS in 2021.

To Apply click on the link below

Official Link


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