May 5, 2011

The Higher Education Master’s in Africa Scholarship Programme for International Students

The Higher Education Master’s in Africa

Course(s) Offered: Higher Education, Development
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: NORAD
Countryt to Study in: South Africa, Norway

Scholarship Description
The Higher Education Master’s in Africa Programme (HEMA) is a NORAD-sponsored collaborative programme involving the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the University of Oslo (UiO), and the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET).

Through various disciplinary perspectives, the programme will provide students with a solid basis for analysing and critically assessing change processes at all relevant levels in higher education.

This is a Call for Applications from eligible international students.

Eligibility
The student target group is those currently involved in or aspiring to become involved in higher education, be it as administrators, researchers, policy-makers, curriculum managers, or consultants.

Entrance requirements:
  • A four-year degree (upper second class and above) or its equivalent. 
  • Students from non-English speaking countries will be required to provide evidence (certificates) of proficiency in English e.g. TOEFL with at least 550 points (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based), IELTS test with at least 6.0 points, or other qualifications that can be evaluated by the admission committee of the programme.
  • Demonstrated writing ability through the submission of research reports or publications is essential.
  • Practical experience in Higher Education research, administration and/or policy work, would be an added advantage
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries are eligible

Participating Institutions
The University of the Western Cape (South Africa), AND
The University of Oslo (Norway), AND
The Centre for Higher Education Transformation

Fields of study
This Master’s programme is the first to include a focus on the complex relationship between higher education and development. The programme is linked to a research network on expertise in higher education in Africa, giving successful applicants access to the latest knowledge in the field.

Number of awards
Not specified by provider. A number of scholarships are available

Sponsorship duration
The HEMA is a 2 years programme

Scholarship benefits
This is a NORAD-sponsored collaborative programme involving the University of the Western Cape, the University of Oslo, and The Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET). NORAD will support successful students fully.

Method of Application
Applications to this programme will vary depending on the university you are interested in. Please see below:

University of the Western Cape:
Fill in online application via www.uwc.ac.za – choose “M.Ed. (by thesis)” option and specify “HEMA” under scholarships. See the UWC - HEMA Call for Applications(pdf) for more.

University of Oslo:
INTERNATIONAL applicants: International applicants except nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent residence in Norway. See How to apply for international applicants.
This programme/study option is also offered to eligible candidates under the Norwegian Quota Scheme. See How to apply for Quota applicants

NORDIC applicants: Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent residence in Norway. Go to SøknadsWeb.
NB! Only for applicants holding an 11 digit Norwegian ID-number. Other applicants, please contact the department for application procedures.

DEADLINES:
The deadline date is 1 December for International applicants. The Extended deadline for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens is 15 April. Deadline for Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent residence in Norway is 1 June.

PLEASE NOTE:
For more information and queries regarding the application, please contact Ms Val Koopman at vkoopman@uwc.ac.za; or contact Dr Gerald Ouma at gouma@uwc.ac.za.

For other related correspondence/submission of documentation please contact: Ms Val Koopman; Faculty of Education, University of the Western Cape; Private Bag X17 Bellville 7535 South Africa.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2011
Open to International students: Yes

More Programme Information and Application(Uio-HEMA page)

Related: Scholarships in South Africa for International Students

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