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SADC Scholarship Programme 2022

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The application for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Scholarship for the academic year 2021/2022 is now open by Southern African Development Community (SADC) for all South Africans in South Africa. 

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SCHOLARSHIP

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2021/2022 Bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards degree and diploma programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  • Southern African Development Community (SADC) Scholarship

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

ELIGIBILITY

  • All active tertiary school-going learners from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States are welcome to participate in the competition. SADC Secretariat Staff and their immediate families are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

To be eligible for a SADC Scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of a SADC Member State;
  • Return to your country of citizenship after your scholarship has ended;
  • Hold an appropriate undergraduate degree from a recognised university in a relevant field for a Master’s programme;
  • Hold a Masters Degree in a related subject that will enable you to gain entry onto a Doctoral and/or Postdoctoral programme at a university in the SADC region; and
  • Provide the IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) for courses in English for applicants from nonnative English speaking

HOST INSTITUTION (S):

  • One of the universities, institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes in the SADC region.

LEVEL/FIELD OF STUDY:

  • Full-time taught Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral Studies or Research in social sciences which specifically address: (a) historical dimensions of development and peace in the SADC region since colonialism; (b) regional economic and political integration and (c) democracy.

HOW TO APPLY FOR SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) SCHOLARSHIP

Applications for SADC scholarships can only be submitted through the SADC National Contact Points at Member States level: https://www.sadc.int/member-states/

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022.

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Entries will be initially screened and judged by the Ministries of Education in all respective SADC Member States and consequently submit the top two applications per each Member State to SADC Secretariat for adjudication at regional level and selection of the top five (5) overall. Entry through adjudication by the three (3) selected SADC panelists/judges, and the decision of the Secretariat shall be final. Entries from lecturers/ tutors and employees of tertiary schools will not be accepted, and shall not be entered for adjudication.

The applicants should submit their formal application which should include the following:

Admission Requirements for Masters Programmes:

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  • Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants;
  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university in a relevant field;
  • Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts;
  • Certified copies of Passport or National l.D. card indicating citizenship;
  • Recent colored passport-size photograph;
  • Detailed CV with names and contacts of three referees;
  • Copy of admission letter from a recognized University in the SADC region;
  • Two (2) Reference Letters with contact details; and
  • An essay of not more than 500 words that explains why the candidate has chosen his/her particular field of study and its importance to the memories of the SADC Founders.

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programmes:

  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants;
  • A Master’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant field;
  • Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts;
  • Certified copies of Passport or National D. card indicating citizenship;
  • Recent colored passport-size photograph;
  • Detailed CV with names and contacts of three referees;
  • Copy of admission letter from a recognized University in the SADC region;
  • Two (2) Reference Letters with contact details; and
  • An essay of not more than 500 words that explains why the candidate has chosen his/her particular field of study and its importance to the memories of the SADC Founders.

The Secretariat reserves the right not to award any scholarship if the entries do not satisfactorily meet the competition requirements.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 30 April 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

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