Call for Applications

The Centre offers one full scholarship for doctoral studies starting in January 2016 for African applicants. The scholarship is for two years and can be extended for another year. Applications can be submitted until 30 September 2015. Applicants are required to submit the following documents: a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, a copy of the master's degree and a proposal for a topic of max. three pages. The proposal must refer to a topic dealt with in one of the courses offered at the Centre, i.e. International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, International Anti-Money Laundering/-Corruption Law. Applications have to be in English and shall be sent ONLY in electronic form (e-mail) to Please submit applications in no other format than Word or PDF.


Deadline for applications expired

The deadline for applications for the course starting in February 2016 has expired. Over 150 applications were submitted. Twelve students from the following countries were selected: Ghana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Malawi.


7th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice

The 7th Summer School of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice took place at Humboldt University from 22 June to 10 July 2015. You can find the programme of the public lectures here.
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ICC Judge Monageng at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

ICC Judge Fernández de Gurmendi at UWC


The LLM and PhD programme "Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – An International and African Perspective" is housed in the "South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice" established at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2008 in Bellville/Cape Town.

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Each year, a summer school is held in Berlin for three weeks during the South African winter break in June and July. It is hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and offers an interdisciplinary forum for students in the programme, students of Humboldt-Universität and legal experts.

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Out of all applications, up to 15 students are eligible for a scholarship that will cover tuition fees as well as travel and living costs. A seperate application for the scholarship is not necessary. 

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