Applications are invited for DAAD Scholarships Program for the Master of Research and Public Policy 2018/19 from  the applicants of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation working to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy that contributes to the overall wellbeing of women and men.

Host Organisation:

  • DAAD

Host Institutions:

In its Higher Education Programme, PASGR works with thirteen universities across seven African countries to implement a collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme.

  • University of Nairobi
  • Maseno University
  • Egerton University
  • Uganda Christian University
  • Uganda Martyrs University
  • University of Dar es Salaam
  • Mzumbe University

Scholarship awardees will be hosted at any one of these institutions.

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Course Level:

  • Master’s Degree Program

Course Duration:

  • Two Years

Field of Study:

  • Research and Public Policy

Scholarship Value:

  • Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of two years.
  • The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual request and receipt of a complete application using using a form that DAAD will avail on its portal around March 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible candidates must be citizens of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, admitted to study the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme at any of the universities listed above.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree qualification with at least a second class honours upper division from any accredited university.
  • The last university degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.

Note: Potential candidates who are not enrolled in the programme are advised to contact any of the universities listed above directly for admission first. Prospective students may request admission at a university within or outside their home country.
Required Documents:

  1. Fully filled and signed PASGR Scholarship Application Form;
  2. Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF. Please use the Europass CV template: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu
  3. Certified scanned PDF copies of all university degree certificates;
  4. Certified scanned PDF copies of all university transcripts;
  5. Proof of admission to the Master of Research and Public Policy, which may be a temporary admission letter including fee structure of the course (scanned PDF copy);
  6. Letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages in PDF);
  7. Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned PDF copy); and,
  8. A signed and scanned copy of this document: DAAD Scholars information sheet 2018

How to Apply:
A complete application form must be sent to PASGR – scholarships@pasgr.org – together with all the application documents listed above
Application Deadline:

The deadline of the DAAD Scholarships Program 2018 is:

  • February 16, 2018


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