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With a few short steps and by providing basic information, you can begin the journey to your new future. As an ASIM Scholarship applicant, you are advised to read through the Expression of Interest and Disclaimer before you agree to the terms of the EOI.

Target Group Participants Types of mobility Minimum/ Maximum duration

Target Group 1

Students registered/admitted in or having obtained a degree from one of the HEIs that is involved in the partnership (The University of Johannesburg, Ardhi University, Covenant University and University of Malawi- The Poly /Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences). Master 6/24 months Doctorate 6/48 months Staff working for one of the HEIs that is involved in the partnership (The University of Johannesburg, Ardhi University, Covenant University and University of Malawi- The Poly /Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences). Staff 1/6 months

Target Group 2

Students registered/admitted in or having obtained a degree (or equivalent) from a HEI not included in the partnership but established in Africa Master 6/24 months Doctorate 6/48 months

Applications for Staff Mobility and Credit Mobility are now open.

Degree Seeking scholarships are closed,

Yes. The sample or article that has you as the main author is also a prerequisite for Masters and Ph.D.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of nationality
  • Highest qualification
  • Academic record
  • Evidence of English language as medium of instruction at Higher Education Institution (HEI)
  • Research proposal and personal statement
  • A sample paper or article that you have been the main author on, preferably in the study area that you have selected. If you do not have an already written paper, please submit a new one even if it is not yet published.
  • At least two letters of recommendation sent by the referees directly to the PG administrator at asim@uj.ac.za
  • The following key elements should be included in the proposal.
  • Title of research
  • Summary (250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Research aims and objectives.
  • Research problem, questions, or hypotheses (based on a robust literature review)
  • Literature review (This is a detailed systematic review that should exhibit critical and analytical thinking, show trends, key themes, thought leaders and gap in the field. The studies must be recent. The applicant will demonstrate knowledge of the field and how well they have identified the gap that they intend contributing knowledge to. As mentioned in 6.5, literature review will be the basis for aims, objectives, questions and hypotheses
  • Proposed research methods (Justification is needed for the chosen methods in data collection and analysis)
  • Project schedule
  • Project cost and other resources that will be needed for the study.
  • References – Use the Harvard style.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your application or the services you have received from ASIM, you can submit an appeal in writing to the ASIM coordinating university at asim@uj.ac.za. The appeal should be submitted within 14 days of receiving the notification letter outlining your application’s outcome. The ASIM coordinator will carefully review your appeal and take it into consideration when making a final decision.

 

      If your appeal is based on reasonable and legitimate reasons, the coordinating institution will forward it to the ASIM Project Advisory Board for evaluation. The decision made by the board will then be presented to the ASIM Project Advisory Board for ratification. You will be informed of the decision in writing.

Yes. Please note that the proposal for the PhD should have at least 5000 words. The Master’s degrees proposal should have at least 2000 words

Staff Mobility- 31 July 2024

Credit Mobility- 31 May 2024

Duration of an academic program depends on the participating institution. The durations range from 18 to 24 months for a master’s degree program. The doctoral degrees take a maximum of 36 months.

University of Johannesburg, Ardhi University, Covenant University and Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences

The primary email that should be used for all communication and enquiries on the ASIM scholarships, is asim@uj.ac.za

  • Master’s degree programs:
    Second Class Upper (3.5 CGPA or its equivalent or at least 65% average in all modules) in the relevant fields of study from any recognized University in Africa.
  • PhD degree programs:
    Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from any recognized University in Africa. Candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale, or 65% average or its equivalent in M.Sc./M.Eng/M.Tech and the minimum stipulated for the Master’s degree above.