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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ADA In-Person Summer School 2023

Early Doctoral Programme Scholarships​​​​

Applications will close at 23:59 hours on 18 December 2022​ (SAST)

Call for applications: African Doctoral Academy Summer School 2023 Early Doctoral Programme (EDP) Scholarships 
The African Doctoral Academy (ADA) at Stellenbosch University is privileged to offer a limited number of candidates, at the start of their Doctoral careers, the opportunity to attend research, publishing, scientific communication and career-related training courses at the ADA Summer School that takes place in-person at Stellenbosch University from 18 January - 03 February 2023. 

This call is open to all doctoral candidates that are within the first 18 months of their doctoral degree, across all institutions and disciplines. Some of the scholarships are specifically for delegates from institutions that are a partner university of Stellenbosch University. The list of partner universities can be found at the bottom of this page.​

The ADA will be presenting the 2023 ​Summer School in-person at Stellenbosch University. All courses are certified by Stellenbosch University and an electronic certificate will be issued to delegates that meet the requirements.

Successful applicants will be able to enrol for a course, which will be fully funded, during the Summer School. Applicants may select a first and second choice of course. The value of the award will depend on the course selected by the candidate, as well as other related costs such as travel, accommodation, etc. The full Summer School Programme can be found online on the website (click here) ​

To apply, please complete the form below. Applications close at 23:59 hours (SAST) on 18​ December 2022 - you can only submit the application form once all supporting documentation have been uploaded. The selection committee will convene in the week of 19 December 2022, and delegates will be informed of the outcome of their applications by 23 December 2022.

Eligible candidates should:

  1. Be ​in the early phases of their PhD (first 18 months), can be from any discipline 
  2. Be enrolled at their home institution by 1 January 2023 and, 
  3. Have been enrolled for no more than 18 months by 18 January​ 2023.

Application Process:​

  1. Complete the online form
  2. Applicants can only apply for one course during the school but may indicate a first and second choice (if applicable). We will endeavour to give you the course of your choice as far as possible.
  3. Upload the specified documents as part of the application process. No documents will be accepted by email. Please make use of the following naming convention: your surname.document_type (for example smit.curriculumvitae.doc). (See application form for required documents)
Your application will not be considered as com​plete if you do not submit all the required documentation in full by the closing date. To submit the form, all required documents must be submitted simultaneously.

Required additional documents:​

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. A formal proof of registration at your home institution, clearly indicating your registration date for your doctoral degree
  3. A written approval/referee report by your supervisor
    • ​On your university letterhead and containing your supervisor's signature (of the current (home) supervisor) or head of department to endorse the applicant's application. This will indicate the home supervisor's/head of department’s approval for the applicant to participate in the ADA's Doctoral School and provide legitimacy of applicant's intention.
    • Additional credit will be awarded during the evaluation process if your supervisor motivates your application and suitability for the programme, in addition to endorsing your application.

Please note: 

  • The ADA reserves the right not to make any selections for the programme
  • The ADA also reserves the right to rescind any scholarship awards made, including if the delegate is unable to commit to the programme's full duration
  • Candidates who have benefitted from African Doctoral Academy or other funding via Stellenbos​​​ch University International in the last 18 – 24 months will be placed on the secondary list of applications to ensure an equitable distribution of funds available
  • Female candidates and candidates registered at an African University will be credited additionally during the evaluation process
  • Preference will be given to African (including South African) students studying at institutions in Africa​

  • ​Algeria
    • University of Science and Technology Houari, Algeria​
  • Botswana
    • University of Botswana, Botswana​​
  • Cameroon 
    • Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroon
  • Egypt
    • American University of Cairo, Egypt
  • Ethiopia
    • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    • Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
  • Gabon
    • ​Omar Bongo University, Gabon
  • Ghana
    • ​University of Ghana, Ghana​
  • Kenya
    • ​Kenyatta University, Kenya​
    • Strathmore University, Kenya
    • University of Nairobi, Kenya​
  • Malawi
    • University of Malawi, Malawi​
  • Mauritius
    • University of Mauritius, Mauritius​
  • Mozambique
    • ​Université Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique​
  • Namibia
    • ​University of Namibia, Namibia​
    • Obafemi Awolowo University lle-Ife, Nigeria Boumediene​
    • The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria
    • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    • University of Lagos​, Nigeria
  • Rwanda
    • University of Rwanda​, Rwanda
  • Senegal
    • University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal​
  • Tanzania
    • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania​
  • Uganda
    • Makerere University, Uganda​
  • Zimbabwe
    • Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
    • Reformed Church University, Zimbabwe
    • University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

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