African Doctoral Academy Scholarship SA

The African Doctoral Academy (ADA) has announced a limited number of scholarships offer to scholars want to pursue their Doctoral Studies. successful candidates will have the opportunity to partake in the ADA Summer school at Stellenbosch University beginning in January 2019. Beneficiaries will part take in a rigorous and yet educative 19 courses over three weeks such as Mixed Methods Research Design , Research Design, and Methodology, as well as other necessary courses related to analytical techniques.

About the Institution- Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is an international academic community made up of about 4000 students from around the world as well as students of South African origin. The Institution is known in their research methodological output and academic excellence. With five campuses, the school is also one of the country’s largest academic institution.

Scholarship Summary

  • Course Level:    PhD preparation
  • Eligible Nationals:    Africans as well as South Africans
  • Host Institution: Stellenbosch University
  • Location:   South Africa
  • Application deadline:  October 10, 2018
  • Course start date: January 2019

The Scholarship Value

African Doctoral Academy  offers  full scholarships which include fees, airfare, and accommodation to successful candidates

Also, beneficiaries shall receive the following underlisted

  1. Transport to visit the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Sunday 13 January.
  2.  courses at the ADA Summer School that will run for 2 weeks
  3. You shall have a Self-catering accommodation which will be located withinStellenbosch.
  4. Where applicable, you will have a Return Economy airfare to and from Cape Town International Airport
  5. Also, Transport to and from Cape Town International Airport on land will also be made available.
  6. You can choose to attend a preparatory course, as well as a one day course.
  7. However, the candidate’s home institution shall be responsible for  the candidate’s daily subsistence allowance and visa fees if needed

Please note that your air ticket is not covered and should be booked by the home institution

Level & Fields of Study Covered

19 courses shall be taken over three weeks such as Mixed Methods Research Design, Research Design and Methodology, as well as other necessary courses related to analytical techniques. Beneficiaries shall also be trained in Doctoral Supervision, as well as  skills in Writing and publishing of articles

Eligibility Criteria for the African Doctoral Academy Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You can enroll from any discipline
  • You must ensure your home institutions enroll you by s by February 2019 and have been enrolled for no more than 12 months by 1 February 2019.
  • Those dependant on bursary should wait for the outcome
  • Preference will be given to candidates from Africa.

How to Submit an Application

In other to apply successfully for the African Doctoral Academy scholarship, here is a summary of the procedures

  1. Complete the online form and submit along with a 300-word motivation of how the Summer School would benefit your research and track as a PhD candidate.
  2. Ensure you  upload all the required documents listed in the application portal as the application will be considered incomplete and rejected if you do not upload all of them

Below is a summary of them

    1. A 300-word motivation
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. A brief description of your research
    4. A written approval/referee report
    5. Proof of registration where possible,

For further details of the scholarship, visit their official Scholarship announcement page  to get the complete information on the program and application process



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