Helmut & Babs Amos Stipendium


The impressive view from the beautiful Amos Farm

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Helmut Amos is a German engineer from the University of Stuttgart who has been living in South Africa for over 50 years. Together with his late wife Babs he started an engineering company, manufacturing machinery for the wine and agricultural industries. It is very important to him to support academic relations between South Africa and Germany by personally donating funds to support so-called scholarship sponsorships.

The Helmut & Babs Amos Scholarship is to be awarded to students and researchers at  Stellenbosch University or comparable excellent universities in South Africa (UCT Cape Town, WITS Johannesburg, etc.) as well as German students and researchers.

For South African students there are two options of the scholarship: in-country (Master's) or in Germany (primarily doctoral students). German students can spend a study period in South Africa.

Applicants in the engineering sciences or in the applied natural sciences related to the engineering sciences who have distinguished themselves in the course of their studies and, where relevant, in their career based on excellent professional achievements, and ideally have also demonstrated outstanding social commitment are eligible for funding. Proficiency in English and German is desirable.

The Helmut & Babs Amos Scholarship can also be awarded to intensify existing contacts between South African and German universitiesas institutions through exchange.