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‌Information regarding external scholarship & bursary applications:

There are various formats required by each external donor when applying for funding. Please read their requirements carefully in the information supplied. This will ensure that the application submitted meets with their requirements so as to not jeopardise your chances of success. Below are recent opportunities advertised.

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South African Cultural Observatory - Scholarship 

The South African Cultural Observatory – a project of the Department of Arts & Culture, hosted by Nelson Mandela University in partnership with Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare – has opened its scholarship and bursary programme applications.

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship can submit their information on our website at: https://www.southafricanculturalobservatory.co.za/scholarship-application

Closing Date: 31 October 2017

SA Cultural Observatory Scholarship Bursary Programme

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Accenture (SA) Education Trust

Closing date: 03 October 2017

Scholarship Information Sheet
Scholarships available for 2nd – 4th year/Honours Of full-time study at a tertiary institution

Applications will only be considered from students who major in one of the following disciplines:

Degree Courses

Tertiary Institutions

BSc in Computer Science + Honours BCom or BSc in Informatics, BIT Information Systems + Honor’s
or
BEng:
Electrical (Light Current) Electronic
Information Industrial

University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape Rhodes University
University of Pretoria
University of Johannesburg University of the Witwatersrand

Who may apply?

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Awards will be judged in accordance with significant financial need and academic ability

Evidence of family income will be required.

What does the scholarship cover?

  • The full cost of the tuition fees, registration fees and examination fees.
  • The full cost of residence fees and meals. For students living in a self-catering residence, a meal allowance will be provided.
  • A book allowance to cover the cost of prescribed books only.
  • A laptop computer.

The following criteria and conditions apply:

  • Applicable for 2nd to 4th years of study, including Honours level. Please note that the Education Trust does not sponsor first year students.
  • Renewable annually, provided the following criteria are met:
    • consistent satisfactory academic performance;
    • demonstrable leadership qualities and participation in extra-mural activities;
    • Participation in activities which benefit others.

Application for an Accenture scholarship:

The Accenture (SA) Education Trust, P O Box 1587, Kelvin, 2054 OR email: thandeka.p.goniwe@accenture.comor download the application form from the website:

http://careers.accenture.com/Microsites/sa-graduate/programmes/Pages/scholarship-programme.aspx

 Accenture Scholarship Application Form

  • Please include a copy of your CV.
  • Please include certified copies of: your ID document; your academic transcripts; and proof of parents’/guardian’s earnings. Please do not send any original documents (other than the application form), as we cannot return these to you.

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Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor) Bursary South Africa 2017 - 2018

Closing date: Any time (postgraduate students) – please advise PG Funding should you be successful.

About the Bursar
Armaments Corporation of South Africa (or Armscor) was established in 1968 as an arms production company – today they are the arms procurement agency for the South African Department of Defence in.

The Armscor Bursary Scheme are seeking undergraduate and postgraduate students a desire to pursue a career in the Engineering/ Science faculty. The bursary award is funded by Armscor and the defence industry.

Bursaries will be awarded to exceptional learners to help address the problem of critical skills in engineering and science within the defence industry.

About the Bursary
Bursaries will be awarded within the following Engineering and Science fields of study:

Postgraduate:

  • Chemistry
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • Computer Science

The Armscor bursary will cover the following expenses: Postgraduate students: tuition fees, prescribed books, meals, accommodation, as well as the chance to apply for funding to attend workshops, local conferences, laboratory visits or another activity which will support the current research.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Strong academic performer
  • Interested in working within the defence sector
  • Obtained good results for Science, Mathematics and English in Matric
  • Have registered (or plan to register) to study at South African University/ University of Technology
  • Studying full-time in one of the aforementioned fields of study (1st/ 2nd/ 3rd year)
  • Postgraduate applicants: registered to study towards a full-time Honours/ Masters/ Doctoral qualification

How to Apply
Download and complete the

Armscor Bursary Application Form (postgraduate).

The following documents should accompany your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Colour photo (passport size) attached to the top left corner of the first page
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Postgraduate students:
    • Degree certificate
    • Academic transcripts to date
    • Research topic detailed outline
    • Proof of any other sources of funding

Complete application forms and all supporting documents must be posted to:

SENIOR MANAGER: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
ARMSCOR LTD
PRIVATE BAG X 337
PRETORIA
0001
 

Contact 
For any bursary queries, please contact:
Armscor Learning and Development Centre
Mr Tiyani Mavunda / Mr Obakeng Montsho
Tel: 012 428 2450 / 012 428 2444
Tel: 012 428 2450
Email: bursaries@armscor.co.za 

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DST-CSIR Inter-bursary support programme 2018 for young South Africans

CSIR Bursary Call

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.

Eligibility: Full-time students studying towards an Honours, Masters or PHD degree at any South African public university.

Please visit the following website: http://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/dst-csir-inter-bursary-support-programme-2018-for-young-south-africans/

Closing date: 29 September 2017

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*If your research relates to a field of importance to the Red Meat Industry, this Bursary is for you;*

Meat Industry Trust (MIT)

Bursary Working Committee

We have pleasure in informing you that the 2018 red meat bursary applications are available on the Meat Industry Trust website: www.meatindustrytrust.co.za

Students will be able to apply for a bursary online.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the online application: Prof. Theuns Erasmus (terasmus@telkomsa.net)

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John Davidson Educational Trust

  • The Rhodes internal closing date for applications will be on 31 October 2017.
  • The attached date of the 15 January is our deadline to the donor. 
  • The John Davidson Educational Trust (the Trust) will advise the University of the outcome of these awards in February 2018.

John Davidson Educational Trust Application Form

Eligibility

  • The John Davidson Educational Trust will fund Postgraduate students in the Engineering, Commerce and Management fields (Diploma, Honours, Masters or PhD). T
  • To be eligible students must show academic suitability and financial need.
  • Please mark sections clearly for example Curriculum Vitae 2.1, Essay 1: Motivation 2.2.1 etc.

The Trustees regard the essays, which are required as part of the Bursary Application, as an important factor in considering all applications. It should not be regarded simply as a curriculum vitae or a superficial statement by the Applicant. The Trustees expect the essays to be of an appropriate standard reflective of the Applicant's status as a postgraduate student and containing sufficient detail to the Trustees an understanding of the Applicant's motivations, aspirations and intentions. In other words, the essay should be the voice of the individual Applicant.

Incomplete and late applications will not be passed on to the Trust.

Please email the attached application together will all the required attachments to pgfunding@ru.ac.za on or before the closing date 31 October 2017.

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PPS Bursaries 2018

Applications for the 2018 Bursaries are now open

Purpose
PPS bursaries are awarded on financial need and academic record to full time university students in an effort to assist students financially to cover tuition and/or text book costs for one academic year

About the Bursar
The Professional Provident Society (PPS) of South Africa was established in July 1941 and is currently the largest group of graduate professionals in the world, with a total of more than 290 000 members.

PPS offer bursary awards to a selection of graduate professionals, who are studying full-time in their 4th year of study or postgraduate study within one of the preferred professions.

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South Africa citizen or permanent resident,
  • Registered to study at a South African university (4th year or postgraduate) in commerce/ engineering/ medicine/ science,
  • Achieved a minimum average of 75% in previous years of study,
  • Proven financial need.

How to apply

  • Download and complete the PPS Bursary Application Form (pdf).
  • Alternatively, you can request an application form via the contact details below.

The following documents must be submitted along with your complete application form:

  • ID or passport (certified copy),
  • Exam results (June) or latest (certified copy),
  • Student account statement showing all fees paid up for previous years,
  • Declaration of yours/ your families financial position (affidavit),
  • Motivation letter describing where you would like to be in the future and why you should be awarded the bursary (word document, max 300 words).

Please send your application form and documents via fax or email: 011 644 9629/ bursaries@pps.co.za

Closing Date: 15 January annually 

For any bursary queries please contact: Fax: 011 644 9629 or Email: bursaries@pps.co.za

(http://www.bursaries2017.co.za/general-bursaries-south-africa/pps-chairmans-fund-bursary/ )

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Citrus Academy Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

About the Bursar
The Citrus Academy was established in 2005 and is a non-profit company, founded by the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) of Southern Africa as a way to develop human resources within the citrus industry of Southern African.

About the Bursary
Bursaries will be awarded to students studying towards an agricultural course, related to citrus production. Those studying towards agricultural qualifications such as: entomology and logistics will also be considered.

Bursaries will be awarded to students from their second year of study (no students will be funded for their first year of study).

The bursary award will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, stationery, meals, accommodation at the tertiary institution and research costs (for postgraduate students).

On completion of their studies, students will be required to take up employment within the citrus industry, for a period of time equal to their bursary award.

E
ligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African/ Zimbabwean/ Swaziland citizen,
  • Completed Matric,
  • Studying an agriculture related qualification,
  • Studying at a recognised tertiary institution (College/ University/ University of Technology) within South Africa,
  • Proven financial need.

*Preference will be given to students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, female students and those who are disabled.
  
How to Apply
Applications must be done online at: http://citrusacademy.org.za/bursary-fund/apply-online

The following supporting documentation must be uploaded with your online application:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Latest examination results,
  • Any secondary education results,
  • Current tertiary academic results record,
  • Motivational essay explaining the following: why you wish to study further, your background in the citrus industry, how you will give back to the citrus industry and citrus enterprise when you have completed your studies (max 500 words).

 Closing Date: 30 September 2017.

Contact
For any bursary queries, please contact:

Tel: 031 765 3410/ 3412

The Bursary Fund Manager: Candice Burgin
Email: candice@citrusacademy.org.za

The Bursary Fund Administrative Assistant: Londiwe Ngcobo
Email: londiwe@citrusacademy.org.za

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SAMRC Local Masters Scholarships for South African Students 2017

The South African Medical Research Council is offering scholarship to South African students to pursue the master degree in South Africa.

The deadline of the scholarship: 30 September 2017

Students can get more information through the given link: SAMRC Local Masters Scholarships for South African Students, 2017

More scholarships are available for South African Students

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Ernst and Ethel Ericksen Trust

Study Grants for Masters and Doctoral Degrees

The Ernst & Ethel Ericksen Trust was established by Ethel Eriksen in the early 1980's. The trust provides study grants to students doing  post graduate study and has enabled scholars from all walks of life to fulfill their dreams, and in so doing benefit South Africa.

Closing date: 30 September 2017

Requirements:

  • The student must be a South African citizen.
  • Study must be at a South African university.
  • Students must have completed their Honours in order to apply.

Apply Online: http://www.eriksentrust.co.za

Email: eeetrust@eject.co.za

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Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision Scholarship 2018

Would you like to be part of changing Africa’s energy future?

Financial support and mentorship is available to assist a graduate student to take forward the vision of the late Dr Doug Banks.

If you are:

  • Passionate about making a difference to the African continent;
  • Fired up about addressing Energy Poverty and Energy Access through application of Renewable Energy;

…you may be just the person we are looking for!

A two year Scholarship is available to study towards a Masters degree in Renewable Energy Studies at a South African University, commencing in 2018. Students should be from a background of engineering, science, technology, built environment, or law.

  • Only South African citizens or permanent residents may apply.
  • Application via the website.
  • Closing date Friday 29 September 2017.

www.dougbanks.co.za

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South African Reserve Bank (SARB): Grants to postgraduate students

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is offering five (5) grants to postgraduate students registered at SA universities

To promote and support research related to financial stability.

The value of each grant is R75‚000.

SARB said in a statement on Thursday students should submit proposals for research on financial stability-related topics that will result in publishable papers.

The grants are open to Masters and Doctoral students registered at South African universities.

Proposals should indicate how the research project will help to improve the broader understanding of financial stability issues in South Africa.

“Recipients of grants will be required to submit a paper upon completion‚ which is available for publication by the SARB. Publication will be subject to standard peer review processes.”

Research supervisors will be required to submit a progress report by 31 July 2018.

A research proposal and summary‚ full academic transcript to mid-2017 and a letter of recommendation from the supervisor of the research are amongst the requirements needed to apply‚ via email to ruth.ollier@resbank.co.za.

The deadline for submission is 20 October 2017.

Grants will be awarded by end February 2018.

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Call for Postgraduate Bursary Applications: Call for 2018

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.

Opening Date: Monday, 14 August, 2017

Closing Date: Friday, 30 September, 2017

The IBS postgraduate bursary support is intended for full time studies for Honours/ 4th year Engineering/BTech, Masters or PhD degrees at any South African public university. The focus areas for the bursary support are restricted to the following research areas.

  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and Digital Sciences
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (Manufacturing Elements)
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology:
    • Biopharming
    • Bioprocessing
    • Biocatalysis
  • Information and Communications Technology

Please complete the Application forms and send the completed (preferably .pdf format) document with any additional attachments by email to: HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za.
Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact: Dr Paul Motalane HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za.

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 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary Awards for 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2018 academic year.

The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 30 September 2017

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South African Square Kilometre Array Project

Call for applications from students for SKA SA Doctoral and Masters Bursaries for 2018

&

Call to Prospective Supervisors to submit Doctoral and Masters Research Project Proposals for 2018

Closing date for both calls: 15 August 2017

SKA SA - HCD - Doctoral and Masters Bursaries for 2018-Call for Applications

SKA SA - HCD - Prospective Supervisors for Doctoral and Masters Research Project Proposals - 2018 - Call for Applications

1. Masters Bursaries

2. Doctoral Bursaries

3. Supervisors Research Project Proposals for Masters and Doctoral Bursaries

  • From this year Masters and Doctoral students apply SEPARATELY and reviewed separately. There is a separate application form for Doctoral applicants and a separate one for Masters Applicants. 
  • Remember also there are two parallel processes involved in the Masters and Doctoral bursary applications: 

Process 1: Students apply for bursaries using the online Masters or Doctoral applications forms. 

  1. They do not need a supervisor or topic at this stage.
  2. There is section in the application forms where they select from a list of research areas to indicate what area they are interested in, but this does not affect their chances of getting a bursary.
  3. Their applications are reviewed by a panel on academic merit, reference letters etc.
  4. The call is NOW open and you can direct students to the online system: https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

Process 2: In parallel, we have opened the call to Supervisors to submit Research Projects Proposals for Masters and Doctoral Students. 

  1. Supervisors must submit full proposals as per the guidelines in the application guide, which is provided with the online application form. Application forms are also available at https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za.
  2. The list of research areas for Masters projects is slightly different from the research list for Doctoral projects.
  3. Supervisors MAY NOT submit the same project for Doctoral and Masters. Such applications will NOT be considered. Submit as many proposals as you wish, BUT keep Masters and Doctoral projects SEPARATE.
  4. The projects proposals will be evaluated and those deemed to satisfy the required criteria will be approved.
  5. The approved projects proposals will be made available to the shortlisted (panel-recommended) Masters and Doctoral students. 

 And then ...The recommended Masters and Doctoral bursary students will be given the opportunity to review all the approved projects proposals and to get in contact with the relevant supervisors. In parallel, the application forms of the recommended students will be distributed to all supervisors of approved projects. 

IMPORTANT also to note: Postdoctoral Fellowships - all together a different process - we have NOT as yet opened the call for applications for postdoctoral fellows. At this stage we have only asked supervisors if they wish to be listed as potential hosts / supervisors, and from the list we provided, what research areas should be listed next to their names. All listed supervisors, and their contact details, and areas of research, will be attached to the postdoc advert. So NO projects required at this stage.

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DAAD-NRF in-country Masters and Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Rhodes University Closing Date: CLOSED

Supervisors reports (referees) Closing Date: CLOSED

The core mandate of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to promote and support research through funding, human capital development and the provision of the necessary facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of research.  In order to realise this mandate, the NRF has made substantial commitment and investment towards supporting emerging researchers to intensify and strengthen African and global networks.  This is in line with the National Development Plan 2030, and the national priorities as set out in the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MSTF). The continuous improvements in research and innovation set South Africa on a competitive platform globally to leverage effective partnerships and funding.    

As part of the “In-Country Scholarship Programme”, in which more than two dozen African universities and university networks participate and which annually supports some 1000 African postgraduates, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the NRF is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies at South African universities. The programme is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the NRF. The scholarship is aimed at future academic staff development without neglecting other sector demands for academically trained personnel.

All South African applications must be submitted through an online application process to the NRF at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. A detailed call document is attached.

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.

Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

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South African Square Kilometre Array Project: Undergraduate/Honours Bursary Programme

Call for applications for 2018 

The  SKA SA is pleased to announce the opening for Undergraduate/Honours Bursary Programme Call for Applications for 2018.

Applicants must apply online https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below:

Ms Annah Mashemola  Telephone: 011 4422434. E-mail: amashemola@ska.ac.za

SKA SA - HCD - Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme - 2018 - Application Guide

SKA SA - HCD - Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme - 2018 - Call for Applications

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NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2018

Rhodes University Closing Date: CLOSED

Supervisors reports (referees) Closing Date: CLOSED

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce the call for scholarship applications for 2018 in the following categories: Free-standing, Innovation, and Scarce Skills Development fund Masters and Doctoral Scholarships; as well as Scholarships for Freestanding Doctoral Studies Abroad.

The NRF makes funds available to support NRF Freestanding, SSDF and Innovation (including DST Priority Research Areas) Masters and Doctoral (including Doctoral abroad) candidates for the 2018 academic year.  Masters and Doctoral scholarships are awarded through a competitive process following a merit review process. However, NRF Freestanding Masters bursaries are released as block grants to South African public Universities.

These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies. In addition, the NRF makes funds available to support a small number of scholarships for full-time Doctoral studies abroad, with the objective of increasing the number and quality of Doctoral graduates in South Africa. Applicants to this funding instrument will need to ensure that supplementary funding is secured, as the NRF scholarship may not cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses abroad. Furthermore, the number of Doctoral abroad scholarships to be awarded will be limited due to budget constraints.

For more details, applicants must read the NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund (SSDF) Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Framework Document which highlights the eligibility criteria and requirements for each funding instrument.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the Application and Funding GuideAll applicants must consult with his/her proposed supervisor in the process of submitting an application to ensure that the supervisor is in agreement with the scientific aspects contained in the application and, the proposed work plan for completion of the degree.

Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

FISS Masters Doctoral Scholarships - Application and Funding Guide 2018

Implementation Framework FISS Masters and Doctoral

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Revised Call for Applications

It was incorrectly indicated that only South African citizens and Permanent Residents may apply

Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Students Call for 2018

Rhodes University Closing Date: CLOSED

Supervisors reports (referees) Closing Date: CLOSED

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Students for 2018.

The funding programme aims to increase graduation and throughput rates for full-time masters and doctoral students in South Africa, by providing additional funding for six (6) or twelve (12) months.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached framework document and funding guide. 

Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

Application & Funding Guide - Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral Students Call 2018 Final

Implementation Framework Extension Scholarships for M and D Studies

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NRF - TWAS Doctoral Scholarships

NRF - TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships

Call for 2018

Rhodes University Closing Date: CLOSED

Supervisors reports (referees) Closing Date: CLOSED

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS) are pleased to announce the NRF - TWAS Doctoral Scholarship and the NRF – TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarship call for 2018 academic year. This scholarship will support Doctoral scholars from Africa and developing countries with scholarship funding per annum for a maximum of three (3) years to pursue full-time research training in South Africa.

The doctoral scholarships will be awarded under two funding instruments annually as follows: 

  • NRF - TWAS Doctoral Scholarship funding instrument: 20 scholars from developing countries outside Africa; and
  • NRF - TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships funding instrument: 50 scholars from Africa.

The application deadline is Friday 14 July 2017. Applicants must apply on the NRF Online submission system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached framework document and application guide.

Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

 NRF -TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships call for 2018 Framework Document

TWAS Doctoral Scholarships Application and Funding Guide 2018

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Study Support for Completing Part-time Doctoral Studies Call for 2018

Rhodes University Closing Date: CLOSED

Supervisors reports (referees) Closing Date: CLOSED

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Study Support for Completing Part-time Doctoral Studies in 2018.

These scholarships are open to South African citizens or permanent residents only.

The funding programme aims to provide funding to part-time registered Doctoral students enabling completion of their Doctoral studies and thereby increase graduation and throughput rates.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached framework document and funding guide.

Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

Application & Funding Guide- Part Time Doctoral Studies 2018

Implementation Framework Completion Part-Time Doctoral Studies 2018

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Mandela Rhodes Foundation 2018

ATTENTION YOUNG AFRICAN!

DO YOU ASPIRE TO BE A LEADER WHO WILL CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT?

DO YOU WANT TO PURSUE HONOURS OR MASTERS STUDIES IN 2018, AND ARE LOOKING FOR A FULLY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY?

DO YOU WISH TO BE PART OF A LIFE-CHANGING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH A DIVERSE GROUP OF TALENTED YOUNG LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT?

If so, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship could be for you!

For more information about the Scholarship and application process, go to http://mandelarhodes.org/the-scholarship/apply/   

Opening date for 2018 applications is 10 March 2017.

Closing date is 18 April 2017.

All applications to be submitted online via the link above. There is no paper application process.

Please ensure you work through PG Funding Room 206, Main Admin, before hitting final submit. It is recommended that you print out a copy of the application and supporting docs for them to look at and advise. Thus it is recommended that you make 10 April your “closing date”. Once submitted and you require editing later after the 18 April, that will not be possible. So that extra set of eyes on your application may assist in making it that more competitive in the rounds of assessment that follow.

The new nominations and selections process will operate as follows:

All applicants apply online via the Embark application system.

First round: After the 15 June, the longlisting by South African tertiary institutions and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is carried out. Rhodes will shortlist and interview around 10 or so applicants in and around the first week of the 3rd term. The competitive apps as deemed by the RU Selection Committee will then be nominated online in support of those applications.

Second round: Shortlisting by designated Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff by the end of July 2017.

Third round: Reviews by designated Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff by end of September 2017.

Final round: Panel interviews with selection committees in October.

By end of November 2017 panel interviewed applicants to be informed whether or not they have been selected as Mandela Rhodes Scholars.

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For further information please contact:

Postgraduate Financial Aid
Tel: (046) 603 8755
email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za‌

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