The Leipzig University – Germany is offering Joint Peace and Security in Africa Scholarships opportunities to talented students who finished their first academic degree in social science, political science, history, international relations, law, humanities and economics with good or very good results . Students applying for this programme should have an interest in conflict prevention, peace and security and global affairs.
The university was modelled on the University of Prague, from which the German-speaking faculty members withdrew to Leipzig after the Jan Hus crisis and the Decree of Kutná Hora. The Alma mater Lipsiensis opened in 1409, after it had been officially endorsed by Pope Alexander V in his Bull of Acknowledgment on (9 September of that year). Its first rector was Johann von Münsterberg. From its foundation, the Paulinerkirche served as the university church. After the Reformation, the church and the monastery buildings were donated to the university in 1544. In order to secure independent and sustainable funding, the university was endowed with the lordship over nine villages east of Leipzig (university villages). It kept this status for nearly 400 years until land reforms were carried out in the 19th century.
Like many European universities, the University of Leipzig was structured into colleges (collegia) responsible for organising accommodation and collegiate lecturing. Among the colleges of Leipzig were the Small College, the Large College, the Red College (Rotes Kolleg, also known as the New College), the college of our Lady (Frauenkolleg) and the Pauliner-College (Pauliner Kolleg). There were also private residential halls (bursen, see English ‘bursaries’). The colleges had jurisdiction over their members. The college structure was abandoned later and today only the names survive.
During the first centuries, the university grew slowly and was a rather regional institution. This changed, however, during the 19th century when the university became a world-class institution of higher education and research. At the end of the 19th century, important scholars such as Bernhard Windscheid (one of the fathers of the German Civil Code) and Wilhelm Ostwald(viewed as a founder of modern physical chemistry) taught at Leipzig.
Eligibility criteria for the Joint Peace and Security in Africa Scholarships
- Academic excellence
- Motivation, academic potential and recommendation letters
- Match of previous degree with our Master’s course
- Work experience and professional qualification
- Language skills
Eligible Countries: International
Type: Masters & PhD
Value of Award:
- 2.500 € per semester
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek financial support / a scholarship from sources such as government institutions, employers, donor institutions or non-governmental organisations
- Partial DAAD scholarships and fee waivers are possible depending study results
Number of Awards: One
Method of Application: APPLY HERE
Documents Required for Application;
- Certified copy of high school leaving certificate
- Certified copy of university diploma
- Certified transcript of records issued by prior university
- Proof of language proficiency if English was not the language of instruction at your previous university
- Curriculum vitae (two pages)
- Letter of motivation
- Copy of passport
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
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