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Apply now: Masters scholarships “Urban Studies in Urban Management”

The masters scholarships apply to the newly set up Master of Management MUS - UM), a 1 year full time degree at the Wits University in Johannesburg.

The MUS (UM) is set to respond to challenges associated with rapid urbanisation process by providing practice-oriented knowledge and innovative skills to graduates who have a drive for urban transformation. This programme introduces the field of urban management through four crucial and cross-cutting dimensions:

  • Politics and policy of the urban
  • Understanding complex urban systems
  • Managing change processes
  • Coproducing knowledge between theory and practice (Wits-TUB Urban Studio)

The programme includes bilateral exchange activities, workshops and conferences implemented through the Wits-TUB Urban Lab including a fully funded Summer/Spring School at the Technical University of Berlin.

The masters scholarship covers the duration of one academic year. 

Who can apply?

  • South African citizens
  • Citizens from other countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Application deadline: 30 September 2018

Call for applications (PDF)

July 2018


Bettina Onyango
2 August 2018

Wish you well dear Martin Felipe Wohlgemuth Pinzon. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Martin Felipe Wohlgemuth Pinzon
1 August 2018

Dear Bettina Onyango,
Thank you very much for your kind answer and the information. I will contact Ms. Anna Steigemann at the TU Berlin as you suggest. Best Regards, Martin Felipe Wohlgemuth

Bettina Onyango
1 August 2018

Dear Martin Felipe Wohlgemuth Pinzon,
Thanks for your message. To our knowledge, the scholarship programme is limited to South African citizens and graduates from sub-Saharan countries.
As to the eligibility criteria of the academic programme we would kindly ask you to contact Ms. Anna Steigemann at a.steigemann<at>tu-berlin.de from the partnering university TU Berlin.
Kind regards!

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