Four MA and five PhD candidates selected into ACMS’s Migration and Displacement programme in 2023 will get full scholarships.
The final decisions and administration of the scholarships will be made by the DAAD. The first part of the application process, which includes pre-selecting and shortlisting candidates, is overseen by ACMS. The shortlist will be submitted to DAAD for the second round of the application process and final decisions.
About the Scholarship:
The University of the Witwatersrand, also known as “Wits,” sprang out of the South African School of Mines, which was founded in Kimberley in 1896. The university relocated to Johannesburg in 1904 and was granted full university status in 1922. It espoused a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race from the outset, which led to considerable dispute with the government during the apartheid era, involving police raids and the arrest of both teachers and students. Though primarily based in the central Johannesburg district of Braamfontein, the institution expanded significantly in the 1960s and 1970s, constructing facilities in regions such as Hillbrow and Parktown. It also purchased two farms, Sterkfontein and Swartkrans, about 40 kilometers to the north-west, which include a well-known complex of limestone caves and have proven to be a rich source of archaeological artifacts. Wits, Africa’s world-class research institution, is well-known for its dedication to academic and scientific excellence. It contributes to the global knowledge economy and local transformation by producing high-level, scarce talents and conducting creative research. Wits is an active institution dedicated to advancing the public good at the forefront of a changing society. It fosters intellectual communities and draws talented students, famous scholars, and intellectuals from all over the world. Wits is well-known for its work in deep level mining, science, health sciences, accounting, law, governance, and the humanities, to name a few fields. It is home to five Faculties and 34 Schools. Commerce, Law, and Management; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health Sciences, Humanities, and Science are the five faculties. Wits’ location in Johannesburg puts it close to the African continent’s economic powerhouse. It was a founding member of the African Research Universities Alliance and maintains a strong program of joint initiatives throughout Africa and beyond. It is very research-intensive and has made significant contributions to practical areas such as healthcare and deep-level mining issues, but it also excels in subatomic physics and other domains of fundamental science. Nelson Mandela, who studied law at the institution and went on to become South Africa’s President and the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the university’s most famous graduate. Nadine Gordimer (Nobel Prize for In 1923, the University gradually departed its Eloff Street location in order to relocate to the first completed teaching buildings at Milner Park (the Botany and Zoology block – housing the departments of Geology, Botany, Zoology and Applied Mathematics). At the time, the University comprised six faculties (Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, Law, and Commerce), 37 departments, 73 academic staff members, and little more than 1000 students. The Central Block was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in 1925. Wits is on the ground making a difference, from finding what lies beneath the earth’s surface to saving lives through improved health care systems.
Literature, 1991) also spent a year there, and Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1982) and Sydney Brenner (Nobel Prize for Medicine, 2002) also earned their first degrees there. We have over 50 active projects throughout Africa, and the University is represented on a global scale through partnerships, collaborations, staff, student exchanges, and alumni. Wits is also a founding member of the African Research Universities Alliance. Wits University generates more millionaires than any other university in South Africa. Our graduates have gone on to become world leaders in every field. They have developed cultural institutions, battled inequalities, and made their communities better places to live as a result of their civic involvement. Our alumni office offers special services, networks, and news. Being a member of Wits has numerous advantages. Wits is well-known for its work in deep level mining, science, health sciences, accounting, law, governance, and the humanities, to name a few fields. It is home to five faculties and 34 schools. Wits offers over 3 600 courses to roughly 32 500 full-time students, approximately one-third of them are postgraduate and 55% are female. Science, Engineering, and Technology fields account for over 65 percent of all PhD candidates and roughly half of all enrolments. In its 93-year history, Wits has produced over 130 000 graduates. It is proud of the fact that around 87 percent of all articles are in authorized international journals.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of the Witwatersrand
Scholarship Country: South Africa
Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded
Study Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: International Students
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- Must be Sub-Saharan African nationals or permanent residents (excluding South Africa);
- At the time of application, they must have finished their most recent university degree no more than 6 years previously.
- MA candidates must have an Honours degree or equivalent in Humanities (ideally in Social Sciences), with a total aggregate mark of at least 65 percent.
- PhD candidates must have an MA degree in Humanities with a total aggregate mark of at least 70%.
- Acceptance to the MA/PhD program in Migration and Displacement at ACMS is required (please see application information here).
The ACMS 2022 Full Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students at Wits University is open to all international students
Applications should include the following:
- A cover letter that summarizes qualifications, professional experience, and reasons for interest in the Migration and Displacement program;
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae;
- Transcripts and degree certificates must be copied.
- SAQA assessment (for international qualifications);
- A brief research proposal (maximum of 1500 words) detailing the planned research project;
- A writing sample of no more than 10,000 words is required (e.g., a chapter; article; term paper).
- Proof of admission to Wits/ACMS or an application for admission to Wits/ACMS
- The application date (for pre-selection) is April 30, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- Female applicants and candidates from underserved regions or groups are urged to apply in particular.
- All inquiries and application materials should be sent to [email protected]
The application deadline for ACMS 2022 Full Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students at Wits University Is April 30, 2022