Two Scholarships to Study MA in Migration and Displacement at ACMS in South Africa, 2019


Oluwakemi Soyebo: 22-year-old missing lady found, but cannot talk

22-year old lady, Soyebo Oluwakemi, the sales agent who went missing since on Monday June 3rd, has been found.

Her family members say Oluwakemi was hurriedly dropped off by a taxi driver on Thursday June 6th by the street leading to her residence at MTN Bustop along the Lagos-Badagry expressway.

Her neighbors rushed to her and immediately took her home to her mother. Oluwakemi was said to be looking so pale and tired and could not utter a word. She is yet to narrate to her family members what happened to her.

She is currently in a hospital where doctors are examining her. Her family members believe she was kidnapped.

As part of the Moving Words project, ACMS is currently accepting applications for two scholarships to students accepted for an MA in Migration and Displacement at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2019.

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) is Africa’s leading scholarly institution for research and teaching on human mobility. Established in 1993, ACMS is an independent, interdisciplinary and internationally engaged institution focusing on the relationships among human movement politics, poverty, and social transformation. While oriented towards southern Africa, the Centre conducts collaborative scholarly and policy-oriented work across sub-Saharan Africa, and has partnerships in Asia, Europe and the Americas. It offers Africa’s only post-graduate degrees in migration and displacement studies and provides training to students and professionals on a number of topics including the sociology of migration, mobility and health, human rights, and research methods.Advertisements

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Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: Open for applications
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to study MA programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in Migration and Displacement at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2019.
  • Scholarship Award: Each support will be to the value of ZAR 100,000 and will run for twelve months, from 1 March 2019 to 28 February 2020.
  • Nationality: South African students from previously disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Two opportunities are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: South African students from previously disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted for an MA in migration and displacement
  • South African students from previously disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants holding funding from other sources are not eligible to apply

Applications will be assessed by a committee at the ACMS. Considerations will include demonstrated academic performance, research interests and financial need.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: To apply, or for further information regarding the application process, please contact Naledi Mazibuko: naledi.mazibuko-at-wits.ac.za.

Applications must include the following:

  • A recent CV
  • A cover letter that outlines previous academic performance, indicates research interests aligned with the project and demonstrates financial need
  • A letter of recommendation from a previous work supervisor or lecturer.

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