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Apply now: Scholarships for the South African-German Graduate School “Urban Studies” at Wits University

The School of Architecture of the Technische Universität Berlin, and the School of Architecture and Planning at University of the Witwatersrand offer a new urban-oriented graduate and postgraduate training and capacity building programme.

The aim of the programme
The programme includes bilateral exchange activities, workshops and conferences implemented through the Wits-TUB Urban Lab and will focus on four innovation areas that address SDG implementation in urban areas:

  • Integrated approaches towards SDG implementation
  • Implementation tools
  • Political context for urbanisation
  • Practice orientation

The scholarship recipients will benefit from guest lectures, joint supervision scheme and a summer school at Wits University.

Supported masters programmes
The masters scholarships apply to the following 1 year full time degrees at Wits University in Johannesburg, supported by a bilateral programme with TU Berlin:

  • MSc Development Planning (MSc DP)
  • Master of Urban Studies in the field of Sustainable Energy Efficient Cities (MUS - SEEC)
  • Master of Urban studies in the Field of Housing and Human Settlements (MUS - HHUS)
  • Master of Urban Studies in the field of Urban Politics and Governance (MUS - UPG)
  • Master uf Urban studies in the field of Urban Management (MUS - US)

Who can apply?

  • Graduates from South Africa and other Sub-Saharan African countries

Application deadline: 30 September 2018

Call for applications (PDF)



July 2018


Alumniportal Deutschland – Redaktion
17 April 2018

Dear Alumni,

for further information on the Wits – TUB Urban Lab Interdisciplinary Bilateral Postgraduate Studies Programme and to get in contact with the scholarship provider, please follow the link: http://habitat-unit.de/en/research/witstub-urban-lab-interdisciplinary-bilateral-postgraduate-studies-programme/

All the best and kind regards,
Alumniportal Deutschland – Redaktion

Ekemini Otung
16 April 2018

Urban Lab Study is an initiative so eminent to my heart owing its relevance in the developmental bid of our environment.

There should be a policy that allows this all important programme to be accessed by everyone irrespective of nationality, culture, race and other hindering variance.

Udo-Affah, Ekomobong Gabriel
29 October 2017

I am a Nigerian and I would like to be part of the future, part of developing and building my country in line with the SDG, but from what I have read above I see that only South Africans are Eligible for consideration for the scholarship scheme. Please I ask for assistance to actualise my dream here in Nigeria

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