DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self- governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.
Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) offers regional Masters- and PhD degree programmes at the Department of Land and Property Science meeting the need for highly qualified scientists in Africa:
*Master in Integrated Land Management
*Master in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)
*PhD in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)
As part of the “In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme”, in which more than 50 African universities and university networks participate and which annually supports almost 1.000 African postgraduates, DAAD in close collabora- tion with the GIZ assisted programme “Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies at NUST. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) within the framework of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger”. The scholarships aim at young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers and university staff develop- ment in the first line, without neglecting other public sector demand of academi- cally trained personnel.
DAAD is offering up to 4 scholarships for a Masters and up to 2 scholarships for a PhD programme in one of the degree courses listed above (up to 4 African nationals and up to 2 Namibian citizens).
*must be preselected by NUST according to DAAD selection criteria.
*must have completed their last degree (at least a second class lower division)
*not more than six years ago at the time of application.
*must be nationals of an African country.
*Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
Eligible fields: Applications may come from the subject areas of land administration and management, land economics, natural resource economics, environmental economics, development economics, real estate development and management, environmental law, development studies, urban and regional planning, urban development and management, geomatics (GIS & Surveying), geography, natural resource management, agriculture economics and other land related fields with strong relevance to national development.
Place of tenure: Namibia University of Science & Technology, Windhoek, Namibia.
Duration: The scholarship will initially be awarded for one year only and can be extended annually (or shorter) upon individual request and receipt of a complete application for renewal by the scholarship holders via the DAAD-portal, four months before the scholarship ends latest.
The general funding period for Master’s degree is two years, for Ph.D. three years. The scholarship period usually begins in January/February.
Application procedure: Applicants will be required to follow the regular application process for their studies at NUST. NUST will screen and short-list applications, then send short- listed applications to DAAD Bonn for final approval (max. 18 applications). DAAD asks NUST to short-list the candidates but reserves the right of final selection. The complete documents (see below) should be submitted to DAAD by the applicants via the DAAD-Portal not later than 16st September 2016.
NUST will make the link to the DAAD-Portal available to the short-listed applicants. Incomplete applications or applications that reach DAAD Bonn after the above mentioned deadline will not be considered.
Documents to be submitted
*DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
*Curriculum vitae (please use the europass specimen form at
http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu), including list of publications (if applicable)
*Recommendation letter by senior lecturer or professor
*Letter of motivation (Master applicants only)
*Research proposal (PhD applicants only)
*Confirmation of supervisor (PhD applicants only) Certified university degree certificates including transcripts.
Terms and conditions: The scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended upon receipt of an application for renewal via the DAAD-Portal no later than four months before expected extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
Upon completion of studies the final results must be communicated to DAAD Bonn with the respective documents.
Financial obligations: DAAD’s funding will consist of:
*Tuition fees, consisting of direct university costs and registration fees as specified in the fee structure attached (Annex I; funds will be transferred directly to the scholarship holder upon receipt of official fee structure or invoice);
Monthly allowance for living costs incl. accommodation
*Annual study & research allowance
*Printing costs for thesis
*Travel expenses Please note: Travel expenses can be refunded max. twice overall (outward and return journey) and max. once per year. Please note that all expenses have to be kept within reasonable limits (e.g. 2nd class rail ticket, Economy class air ticket). The travel allowance is not applicable if the scholarship holder is already residing in Namibia.
*Medical insurance The funds for the second and third year will be released after the extension of the scholarship has been granted.
NUST will contribute to the programme by covering general costs of infrastructure for running the programme.
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