The South African German Centre for Development Research (SAGCDR) Scholarship is a two year scholarship, created for those who wish to study a Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Institute for Social Development.
The Scholarship is a merit based scholarship aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in economics or social development.
The SAGCDR was created to help finance and prepare Ph.D. as well as Master’s students with the many challenges that await them, post-Degree completion.
These challenges range from socio-economic as well as political challenges.
The SAGCDR in partnership with the University of the Western Cape, as well as Ruhr University of Bochum offers training and financial support for those within the social science, economics as well as administrative fields.
These all fall under the umbrella of Developmental Studies.
The SAGCDR Scholarship Programme will close on the 20 of June 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the Bursary Programme.
Kindly note that prospective applicants need to satisfy all the requirements of the SAGAR Bursary in order to be considered for the Programme:
Please note that previous work experience will count in the favour of the prospective applicant. South African citizens and women are encouraged to apply for the Bursary.
Failure to adhere to the requirements of the Bursary will result in a rejected application.
The SAGAR Bursary will cover the following study related expenses:
Kindly note, that prospective applicants may apply for the SAGCDR Bursary by filling out an online electronic application form. This form will be made available to the applicant during a phone call, or it can be found at the official SAGCDR website.
The following supporting documentation should be attached to the applicant’s online application form:
Please note that MA applicants are required to write an essay from a list of provided topics that will be used to supplement the application.
These topics will range from discussion pertaining to:
Selected candidates are required to attend a personal interview in order to assess their eligibility for the Bursary. This interview will take place within 2 months of the Bursary’s closing date.
The SAGAR may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary related queries:
Prospective applicants should refrain from contacting the SAGCDR upon the closing of the Bursary Programme.