African Doctoral Academy
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Terms & Conditions

Calls for applications and registrations

  • Calls for applications to attend the ADA's online Spring Doctoral School 2020 are open now. Only applications submitted through the ADA's website will be accepted.
  • Calls for applications close on 2 September 2020 and it is also the last day we accept payments for the course.
  • Following the approval of the submitted application, an email will be sent with instructions to complete a registration form, together with all associated course fees so that we may also generate you an invoice.
  • Be sure to adhere strictly to given instructions. Incomplete or erroneous registrations will be rejected.
  • Instructions given will contain links to register on Stellenbosch University's Short Course System. Follow all provided links for completion of registration. Provide required information as accurately as possible.
  • Options on Short Course System relating to “Payment Responsibility":
    • ​“Company": Select this option if a company/employer will pay for attendance. A tax invoice will be generated and forwarded to the payment contact person for payment.
    • “Department (Stellenbosch University)": Select this option if an internal department at Stellenbosch University will pay for attendance. A notification will be generated and forwarded to the payment contact person for payment.
    • “Self": Select this option if applicant will be responsible to pay for their attendance. A notification will be generated and forwarded to your email inbox (also check spam mail) for payment. A tax invoice will only be generated upon email request.


  • Placement in a course can only be guaranteed by payment. Therefore, enrolment for attendance can only be confirmed once all outstanding fees are settled.
  • Rates will apply until 2 September 2020.
  • Fees payable cover course materials, and teaching, and as the Spring​ School is being taught online, fees for catering and network access is not levied.

Change of courses

  • Once a registration is completed, the ADA will only allow a change in course in exceptional circumstances and if there is space in the new course requested.
  • Once a registration is completed and payment is received, the ADA will not permit a change in courses.


Summer School 2021

  • The last day for withdrawal from the ADA's Online Summer School is 23 November 2020 - applicants will receive a 80% refund up until this date and thereafter a 50% refund until 16 December 2020. After 16 Dec​ember 2020 there will be a 100% cancellation fee applied, unless someone else can take your place.
  • No refund will be paid if attendance is cancelled after 16 December 2020.
  • The ADA reserves the right to cancel a course up to 23 November 2020.​