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The DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans is a scholarship program that seeks to support talented and motivated students from sub-Saharan Africa who wish to pursue a master's or PhD program at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa. The scholarship is awarded by the DRD (Development Research Division) of the South African-German Centre for Development Research and aims to empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to sustainable development in their home countries.

Level of Study

Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates. Tuition and registration fees are covered by the Scholarship Programme.


To be eligible for the DRD Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree with an above-average grade point average (GPA)
  • Have work experience in a development-related field
  • Meet the specific admission requirements of the master's or PhD program they wish to pursue at UWC
  • Have proficiency in English or German, depending on the language of instruction for the program they wish to pursue.
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