Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

Rhodes University has many scholarship funding programmes (both internal and funder based) in order to attract postgraduate students to Rhodes University. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships, Allan Gray Senior Scholarships, Henderson Scholarships, Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursary and the Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships are the cornerstone of these programmes.

Rhodes University internal awards are made annually covering all disciplines at Honours (R80 000 pa), Masters (R100 000 pa) and Doctoral level (R120 000 pa), in addition to renewals. Scholarship holders are encouraged to be involved within the department’s activities, and are required to tutor  to a maximum of 6 hours a week within the department, gaining experience in the tutoring teaching environment.

Scholarships and other bursaries are on offer and are based on a merit and/or a financial need basis. The Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursary programme funds approximately 25 academically strong students who are in financial need so as to further their Postgraduate studies. Further funding for postgraduate study is made available through organisations such as: NRF, WRC, MRC and other funding bodies by way of individual bursaries or project linked bursaries.

Students can also apply for a Rhodes University Council loan. These loans are available to those students who are registering full-time and would normally not be able to study if it were not for the assistance of these loans.

Further Information
Ms Thato Tantsi
Manager: Postgraduate Funding
Research Office
Tel: 046-603 8755
Fax: 046-603 8822
e-mail: pgfunding (a)

Last Modified: Tue, 14 Feb 2023 15:59:00 SAST