The scholarships apply to the 1 year full time degree of Master of Urban Studies in the field of Urban Management MUS (UM) at Wits University in Johannesburg, supported by the Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab programme. Due date to apply for admission into the MUS (UM) is 30 June 2020. Due date to apply for the scholarship is 31 July 2020.
This call is open for applicants who are citizens of sub-Saharan African countries other than South Africa. A separate call will be issued for scholarships for South African citizens and permanent residents. For all applicants whose last last degree was not obtained in South Africa, a proof of application for assessment of their degrees by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) must be attached to the scholarship application.
The scholarship programme focuses on four innovation areas which address SDG implementation in urban areas:
- Politics and policy of the urban
- Understanding complex urban systems
- Managing change processes
- Co-producing knowledge between theory and practice
The availability of the scholarships is subject to the approval of project funds.
Value, period and conditions of the Scholarship
The masters scholarship covers the duration of one academic year. The scholarship includes:
- Full tuition fee
- Monthly stipend covering living expenses
- Travel from home country/place of origin
- Student medical aid (12 months)
- Visa fees and related costs
Selected students will be required to be self-sufficient from February-April 2021, as their living allowance will be paid May 2021. They will be responsible for organizing their accomodation in Johannesburg as well as for organizing their travel to Johannesburg, applying for their visa and for covering the respective costs. The expenses will be refunded during the first half of the academic year. Students applying for the scholarship are required to pay for their SAQA fee costs. SAQA fee costs will not be refunded.
The Wits-TUB Urban Lab reserves the right not to make all or to make no scholarship awards.
How to apply for the scholarship programme
For instructions on how to apply, please download the full call with detailed instructions, and the application form, at the following link: www.wits.ac.za/archplan/bursaries-and-awards/