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Studying and Bursaries



The Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (Department of Psychology, Rhodes University) is pleased to announce a call for applications for MA and PhD student funding

The applications are open to full-time students for the following periods:

Masters: 2025 – 2026

PhD: 2025 – 2027

Successful candidates will join a research team working on one of the existing CSSR projects (see https://www.ru.ac.za/criticalstudies/cssrprojects/).  

The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. The entry age requirement is 28, 30 and 32 years or younger for honours, master’s and doctoral studies respectively, in the year of application, regardless of the first year of registration. Successful applicants will be funded either at Full Cost of Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study (PCS). The FCS funding will be awarded to South African citizens and Permanent Residents only, who are either financially needy (i.e., those whose combined household family income is less than or equals to R350 000 per annum), living with a disability or exceptional academic achievers. However, the PCS funding will be awarded to 5% of international students including South African citizens and Permanent Residents who could not be funded under FCS but meet other minimum requirements for the NRF scholarship funding criteria.

If you are interested, please submit the following documents to cssradmin@.ru.ac.za:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full academic transcript
  • A cover letter indicating your interest in studying through CSSR as well as the areas of research in which you are interested.

If the CSSR accepts you to apply for the bursary, you must submit the relevant documents on the NRF website by 21 June 2024. For more information on the criteria for applying for NRF funding, go to https://www.ru.ac.za/researchgateway/postgraduates/funding/external/https://www.nrf.ac.za/dsi-nrf-postgraduate-student-funding-for-the-2025-academic-year/

Last Modified: Fri, 31 May 2024 10:51:06 SAST