External funding


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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QECS Scholarship

Only full-time Postgraduate Masters based at Rhodes University in Grahamstown are eligible for this scholarship.

The following Masters are available:

  • MA (Humanities Faculty)
  • MCOM (Commerce Faculty)
  • MSc (Science Faculty)
  • MPHA (Pharmacy Faculty)

Please note that the course title included in the application form must match the course listed on the Rhodes University website in order to be considered.

Eligibility

  • To apply you must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level.
  • Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions - please read further at https://www.ru.ac.za/postgraduategateway/

How to apply for a QECS at Rhodes University
Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:

  • High school certificate.
  • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate) Two references preferably academic Scan of passport or national ID card Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.

You apply for a QECS at Rhodes University by completing an application form online - https://fs19.formsite.com/The_ACU/y2ybn7zfat/form_login.html

Closing Date: Applications will close at 4pm (UTC+1) 09 July 2020.

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Graduate Internship Programme

Call for Graduate Interns for 2021-2022

General Application Guide 2021

General Intership Programme for Honours Studies 2020 Application Framework

Background

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is launching a call for applications for graduate internships for the period 2021-2022. The Graduate Internship Programme is a two-year work experience programme for bachelor's graduates who will be pursuing honours studies simultaneously during the internship period. In order to be accepted into the programme, prospective interns should also have been accepted into an honours programme. Mentors will interview and shortlist potential interns from this pool of students that have been accepted into an honours programme. Host institutions will sign a two-year contract of appointment with the approved interns. In addition, interns'  honours tuition fees will be funded by the NRF up to a maximum of R50 000 over the two-year internship and paid directly to the university at which they are registered.

Full details of the programme, including eligibility criteria, the selection process and timelines are available in the Call Framework Document which must be read by interested candidates prior to submitting an application.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit applications in the areas of specialisation or disciplines in the provinces stated below:

Province

Areas of Specialisation/ Disciplines (Choose 1 discipline per province up to a maximum of 3 in order of preference)

Eastern Cape

Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Management; Agricultural Sciences; Analytical Chemistry; Animal Production; Animal Science; Anthropology; Biochemistry; Biological Oceanography; Biology; Biotechnology; Botany; Chemistry; Communication & Media Studies; Communication Technologies; Computer Sciences; Computer Software; Dental Sciences; Development Studies; Ecology; Ecology & Environmental Science; Education; Electrical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Engineering Sciences; Environmental Studies; Epidemiology; Fisheries; Food Sciences & Technology; Fresh Water Biology & Limnology; Health Informatics; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Health Systems Research; Horticulture; Industrial Psychology & Sociology; Information & Computer Technologies; Information Systems; Inorganic Chemistry; Knowledge Management (Records Administration); Languages & Literature; Linguistics; Management; Marine Biology; Material Sciences & Technologies; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Microbiology; Molecular & Cell Biology; Nursing Science; Nutrition; Obstetrics & Maternal Health; Oceanography; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Physics; Physiology; Plant Production; Political Sciences; Political Sciences & Public Policy; Process Engineering; Public Health; Public Management & Administration; Quality Management; R & D Psychology; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Rural Development; Social Science; Social Work; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Sports & Recreational Arts; Sports Science; Statistics; Statistics & Probability; Zoology

Free State

Agricultural Economics; Agriculture; Agrometereology; Analytical Chemistry; Animal Production; Animal Science; Anthropology; Architecture; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Botany; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Communication & Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Development Studies; Ecology & Environmental Science; Education; Food Sciences & Technology; Forest Science; Genetics; Geology; Home Economics; Human Geography; Immunology; Industrial Psychology & Sociology; Infectious Diseases; Inorganic Chemistry; Languages & Literature; Linguistics; Mathematics; Medical Virology; Microbiology; Molecular & Cell Biology; Musicology; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physical Chemistry; Physical Geography; Physiology; Plant Biotechnology; Plant Production; Political Sciences & Public Policy; Polymer Science; Psychology; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Sustainable Development; Town & Regional Planning.

Gauteng

Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural Management; Agricultural Sciences; Agrometeorology; Analytical Chemistry; Anatomical Sciences; Animal Breeding & Genetics; Animal Production; Animal Science; Anthropology; Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Architecture; Artificial Intelligence; Astronomy; Atmospheric Science & Meteorology; Atomic, Molecular & Nuclear Physics; Biochemistry; Bio-engineering;; Biological Sciences; Biology; Biomedical Technology; Biometrics; Biophysics; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Botany; Chemical Engineering; Chemical Pathology; Chemical Sciences; Chemistry; Chemistry Sciences Engineering; Civil Engineering; Communication & Media Studies; Communication Technologies; Computer Engineering; Computer Multimedia Systems; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Computer Software; Construction Industry & Building; Demography; Dental Sciences; Design Studies; Development Studies; Dramatic arts; Ecology; Ecology & Environmental Science; Economics; Education; Electrical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Embryology & Fetal Development; Endocrinology; Energy; Engineering; Engineering Management; Engineering Sciences; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Health; Environmental Studies; Epidemiology; Fine Arts; Food Sciences & Technology; Food Technology; Forensic Sciences; Forest Science; Fresh Water Biology & Limnology; Genetics; Geographic Information Systems; Geology; Geophysics; Haematology; Health; Health Economics; Health Informatics; Health Promotion; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Health Systems Research; Health Technology; Historical Studies; Horticulture; Human Geography; Human Resources; Hydrology; Immunology; Industrial Design; Industrial Engineering; Industrial Psychology & Sociology; Information Communication Technology; Information & Computer Sciences; Information & Library Science; Information Management; Information Systems & Technology; Information Technology; International Relations; IT-Graphic Design; Knowledge Management (Records Administration); Languages & Literature; Law; Management; Manufacturing & Process Technologies; Marine Biology; Material Sciences & Technologies; Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Medical Microbiology; Medical Virology; Mental Health & Substance Abuse; Metallurgical Engineering; Microbiology; Mining Engineering; Molecular & Cell Biology; Morphology; Natural Sciences; Neuroscience; Nuclear Engineering; Nursing Science; Nutrition; Operations research; Orthopaedics; Performing Arts; Pharmacology; Photography; Physical Chemistry; Physical Geography; Physics; Physiology; Plant Biotechnology; Plant Production; Political Sciences; Political Sciences & Public Policy; Polymer Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Management & Administration; Public Relations; Quality Management; Quantity Surveying; R & D Psychology; Research Management with Mathematics; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Respiratory Diseases; Rural Development; Science Education; Science Journalism; Social Science; Social Work; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Space & Earth Science; Sports Medicine; Statistics; Statistics & Probability; Surgery; Sustainable Development; Theology; Theoretical & Condensed Matter Physics; Town & Regional Planning; Toxicology; Trauma; Veterinary Science; Virology; Zoology

KwaZulu-Natal

Agricultural Economics; Agriculture; Agrometereology; Analytical Chemistry; Animal Production; Animal Science; Anthropology; Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Artificial Intelligence; Astronomy; Atmospheric Science & Meteorology; Biochemistry; Bio-engineering; Biological Sciences; Biology; Biotechnology; Botany; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Communication & Media Studies; Computer Engineering; Computer Hardware; Computer Multimedia Systems; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Cultural Studies; Dental Sciences; Development Studies; Earth Science; Ecology; Ecology & Environmental Science; Education; Electrical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Energy; Engineering Management; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Health; Environmental Studies; Epidemiology; Fisheries; Food Sciences & Technology; Forest Science; Fresh Water Biology & Limnology; Genetics; Geochemistry; Geographic Information Science; Geology; Geophysics; Geospace Physics; Haematology; Health; Health Economics; Health Informatics; Health Promotion; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Health Systems Research; Horticulture; Hydrology; Industrial Biotechnology; Industrial Engineering; Industrial Psychology & Sociology; Infectious Diseases; Information & Computer Sciences; Information & Library Science; Information Systems & Technologies; Inorganic Chemistry; IT Graphic Design; Languages & Literature; Linguistics; Management; Marine Biology; Material Sciences & Technologies; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Medical Microbiology; Medical Technologies; Medical Virology; Microbiology; Molecular & Cell Biology; Nutrition; Obstetrics & Maternal Health; Organic Chemistry; Pharmacology; Physical Chemistry; Physics; Physiology; Plant Biotechnology; Plant Production; Political Sciences & Public Policy; Psychology; Public Health; Public Management & Administration; Rehabilitation Medicine; Research Management with Mathematics; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Respiratory Diseases; Social Science; Social Work ; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Space & Earth Science; Sports Science; Statistics; Statistics & Probability; Sustainable Development; Toxicology; Veterinary Microbiology; Veterinary Science; Virology; Zoology

Limpopo

Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Engineering; Agriculture; Agrometereology; Analytical Chemistry; Animal Diseases; Animal Parasitology; Animal Production; Animal Science; Anthropology; Biochemistry; Biology; Biotechnology; Botany; Cardiovascular Diseases; Chemical Engineering; Communication & Media Studies ; Computer Science; Development Studies; Ecology & Environmental Science; Education; Electronics Engineering; Environmental Studies; Food Sciences & Technology; Forest Science; Fresh Water Biology & Limnology; Game Ranching & Farming; Geology; Geophysics; Horticulture; Human Geography; Hydrology; Industrial Psychology & Sociology; Information & Computer Sciences; Information & Library Science; Information Systems & Technology; Information Technology; Inorganic Chemistry; International Relations; Invertebrate Taxonomy; Knowledge Management (Records Administration); Library Services; Limnology; Linguistics; Macro-Invertebrates; Material Sciences & Technologies; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Microbiology; Molecular & Cell Biology; Nutrition; Nutrition & Metabolism; Organic Chemistry; Parasitology; Physical Chemistry; Physical Geography; Physics; Physiology; Plant Production; Psychology; Public Health; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Rural Development; Science Education; Social Science; Social Work; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Sports & Recreational Arts; Sports Science; Statistics & Probability; Taxonomy; Theoretical & Condensed Matter Physics; Town & Regional Planning; Veterinary Nursing; Zoology

Mpumalanga

African Languages; Agricultural Economics; Biology; Education; Food Sciences & Technology; Food Technology; Information Communication Technology; Microbiology; Physical Geography; Plant Production; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Zoology

Northern Cape

Analytical Chemistry; Applied Mathematics; Botany; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Ecology; Ecology & Environmental Science; Information Systems; Inorganic Chemistry; Microbiology; Organic Chemistry; Polymer Science; Science Education; Statistics & Probability; Zoology

North West

Agricultural Management; Agricultural Sciences; Astronomy; Atomic, Molecular & Nuclear Physics; Biochemistry; Biological Sciences; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Communication & Media Studies; Construction Industry & Building; Demography; Diabetology; Dietetics; Ecology & Environmental Science; Education; Epidemiology; Food Sciences & Technology; Forest Science; Fresh Water Biology & Limnology; Genetics; Health; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Health Systems Research; Health Technology; Home Economics; Horticulture; Information Systems & Technologies; Management; Manufacturing & Process Technologies; Marine Biology; Mathematical Sciences; Microbiology; Molecular & Cell Biology; Neuroscience; Nursing Science; Nutrition; Nutrition & Metabolism; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Plant Production; Psychology; Public Health; Public Management & Administration; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Social Sciences; Social Work; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Statistics

Western Cape

Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering; Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural Management; Agriculture; Anaesthesia & Pain Management; Analytical Chemistry; Anatomical Sciences; Animal Production; Anthropology; Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Astronomy; Atmospheric Science & Meteorology; Biochemistry; Bio-engineering; Biological Sciences; Biology; Biomedical Technology; Biophysics; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Botany; Cardiovascular diseases; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Communication & Media Studies; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Computer Software; Dermatology; Development Studies; Diabetology; Ecology; Ecology & Environmental Science; Education; Electrical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Embryology & Fetal Development; Endocrinology; Energy; Energy Efficiency; Engineering; Engineering Management; Engineering Sciences; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Health; Environmental Studies; Epidemiology; Food Sciences & Technology; Forensic Sciences; Fresh Water Biology & Limnology; Genetics; Geochemistry; Geology; Geospace Physics; Haematology; Health Economics; Health Informatics; Health Promotion; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Health Systems Research; Health Technology; Historical Studies; Horticulture; Human Geography; Hydrology; Immunology; Industrial Biotechnology; Industrial Engineering; Industrial Psychology & Sociology; Infectious Diseases; Information & Computer Sciences; Information & Library Science; Information Systems; Information Systems & Technology; Inorganic Chemistry; Knowledge Management (Records Administration); Management; Manufacturing & Process Technologies; Marine Biology; Material Sciences & Technologies; Mechanical Engineering; Medical Biotechnology; Medical Virology; Metallurgical Engineering; Microbiology; Molecular & Cell Biology; Morphology; Musicology; Natural Sciences; Neuroscience; Nutrition ; Nutrition & Metabolism; Oceanology; Organic Chemistry; Paediatrics & Child Health; Paleontology; Particle & Plasma Physics; Pharmacology; Phenomenological Physics; Physical Geography; Physics ; Physiology; Plant Biotechnology; Plant Production; Political Sciences; Psychology; Public Health; Public Management & Administration; Quality Management; R & D Psychology; Research Management, Research Support & Administration; Respiratory Diseases; Rural Development; Science Education; Science Journalism; Social Science; Social Work; Sociology; Soil & Water Sciences; Space & Earth Science; Sports & Recreational Arts; Sports Medicine; Sports Science; Statistics; Statistics & Probability; Surgery; Sustainable Development; Theoretical & Condensed Matter Physics; Toxicology; Veterinary Science; Virology; Zoology

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • Provide bachelors graduates with work experience, while pursuing part-time honours studies, within the broader Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) disciplines, as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS);
  • Establish a pool of skilled honours graduates for the private and public sector, including universities and research institutions;
  • Effect transformation in the proportional representation of honours graduates from designated groups viz. black, female, financially needy and persons with disabilities; and
  • Support postgraduate training to meet the specific needs of the country in partnership with the higher education system and industry.

Important Timelines for the Call for Applications for Graduate Interns

Activity

Completion date

Publish call for applications for the 2021 academic year

April 2020

Students submission cut-off dates

Set by Universities

University DA validation of eligible honours applications

01 September 2020

University review using NRF scorecard for honours applications

Set by Universities

University DA submits list of students accepted into an honours programmes, with final undergraduate marks to the NRF

18 December 2020

Mentors at host institutions access CV, interview and shortlist applicants

15 January 2021

Host institution DA submits consolidated list of nominated interns to the NRF for approval

18 January 2021

Host institution appointment of approved interns and NRF bursary award

29 January 2021 (for interns commencing on 01 February) and 26 February 2021 (for interns commencing on 01 March)

NRF Contact Details

For technical enquiries relating to the NRF Online Submission System, please contact the Support Desk (Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 to16h30) on: Tel: 012 481-4202 or E-mail: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za.

For any other programme related enquiries refer to the contact people in the table below:

Query

Contact Person

Contact Details 

  • CSD Registration;
  • Allocation of internships to Host Institutions;
  • Approving of Internships for students;
  • Monitoring and evaluation.

Mr Sello Raseruthe

Telephone: 012 481 4388
E-mail: sello.raseruthe@nrf.ac.za

  • Monthly attendance registers
  • General inquiries

Ms Kgomotso Mthimunye

Telephone: 012 481 4016
Email: kgomotso.mthimunye@nrf.ac.za

  • Institutional claims for interns stipends; and
  • Payment of tuition fees

Ms Mapula Kekana

Telephone: 012 481 4049
Email: mapula.kekana@nrf.ac.za

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South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) Funding 2021

  • Doctoral Closing Date: 17 July 2020
  • Masters Closing Date: 17 July 2020
  • Honours Closing Date: 20 November 2020

SARAO Doctoral Scholarship 2021 Application Guide

SARAO Masters Scholarship 2021 Application Guide

SARAO Honours Scholarships 2021 Application Guide

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NRF Postgraduate Scholarships 2021 

NRF Postgraduate Scholarships 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions

General Application Guide 2021

NRF Postgraduate Scholarships Application and Funding Framework 2021

Communique for Completion of Student Consent Form

The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2021 Academic year. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application. 

The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. Applicants for honours, masters and doctoral funding must be 28, 30 and 32 years of age or younger respectively in the year of application. Successful applicants will be funded either at Full Cost 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 or equal 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.

Scholarships are intended to support honours, masters and doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

The NRF has phased out the block grant nomination process as well as the grant-holder linked modalities of funding postgraduate students in 2020. As from 2021 funding year, all the postgraduate students will be expected to apply on the NRF Online Submission System by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/, no manual applications will be accepted. Universities will set their own internal cut-off dates for applications and the applicants must abide by those dates.

The Closing Dates for Applications are as follows: 

(No late applications will be accepted)

Honours Applications: 20 November 2020

Masters Applications: 17 July 2020

Doctoral Applications: 17 July 2020

Masters and Doctoral Extension Support Applications: 17 July 2020

Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic) Applications Split - Site:  17 July 2020

Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic) Applications Single - Site:  1 June 2020 

Please refer to the application and funding documents when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

For enquiries, applicants are encouraged to contact the Research or Postgraduate offices at their universities.

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Mandela Rhodes Scholarships 2021

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 a South African University in 2021, and are looking for a fully-funded Scholarship opportunity?

Do you wish to be part of a life-changing Leadership Development Programme along 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 mandelarhodes.org and follow us on Social Media to receive updates and reminders.

Twitter: @MRF_Africa
Facebook: The Mandela Rhodes Foundation
Instagram: mrf_africa

Closing date: CLOSED

All applications to be submitted online only via the link provided on The Mandela Rhodes Foundation website.

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The Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded thrice per annum: December, April, and August. All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment. There are no institutional, departmental, or national restrictions.

Deadline: 
Spring 2020

  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Results: CLOSED


How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV using the application portal on the Editing Press website by the relevant deadline. For more information about the Scholarship, including the application form, previous awardees, and a brief description of the remarkable figure of Laura Bassi, see: https://editing.press/bassi

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FoodBev SETA: Research and Innovation (Doctorate and Masters) Bursary Programme

The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority has developed the Research Bursary Programme for unemployed people in response to the research and development needs of the sector. The bursary programme is designed to develop critical skills needed to gather relevant research that has a positive impact on the sector. The Research Bursary Programme is available to Masters Students and PhD Students.

FoodBev SETA Bursary Application Form

FoodBev SETA Bursary Advert

Masters Students:

  • Student(s) who have been accepted or are registered full time at either a Higher Learning Institution or a Public Institution based in South Africa.

PhD Students:

  • Student(s) who are registered in a Doctoral programme, and whose research proposal has been accepted and approved by the authorisation body of a participating university.

Eligibility:

  • Must be RSA citizens.
  • Students form previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Students with disabilities.

Funding Values:

  • Masters R120,000
  • PHD R150,000

The application window will open on the 10 January 2020 and close on 31 January 2020. FoodBev SETA will attempt to ensure that feedback is provided timeously. However, if you have not heard anything from FoodBev SETA by 20th March 2020, consider your application as unsuccessful.

NB: FoodBev SETA reserves the right to determine the number of bursary allocation for the academic year based on the available budget. Applications will be approved by FoodBev SETA Accounting Authority (Board)

Further enquiries can be addressed to the following officials:

APPLICATION FORMS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS CAN BE EMAILED TO: researchbursary@foodbev.co.za 

OR COURIERED TO:

Busisiwe Ngatsane
FoodBev SETA
13 Autumn Street
Rivonia
2128

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DAAD In-Region PhD Scholarship Programme at AIMS South Africa

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

As part of the “In-Region Scholarship Progamme” DAAD offers scholarships for PhD studies. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is aimed at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

The target group for scholarships are postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with a Master’s degree who want to pursue PhD courses in South Africa (In-Region scholarships). It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with AIMS by offering up to six In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies in the field of Mathematical Sciences. Students although registered at UWC, UCT or Stellenbosch University will need to be affiliated to AIMS South Africa either through co-supervision or research collaboration. Students will be required to spend some time at AIMS South Africa throughout their studies.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://aims.ac.za/2019/09/06/applications-now-open-daad-in-region-phd-scholarship-programme-at-aims-south-africa/

Closing date: CLOSED

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Grahamstown Foundation Bursaries 2020

The following are now open: 1x Hons award and 1x MST award for 2020.

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Louis Lochee Bayne Bursary | R30 000 | 1 year

Available to students entering a Masters degree year at Rhodes University in any field of the Creative Arts. Their Honours and undergraduate qualifications may have been awarded by any University. The award is based on aptitude and academic ability and financial need. 

Louis Lochee Bayne Application Form 2020

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Grahamstown Foundation Bursary  | R25 000 | 1 year

For Honours study in any Arts related field - including Drama, Visual Art, Music, Photography, Digital Arts or Creative Writing. Applications from candidates in fields not specified will be considered, provided they are in the broad field of the performing or visual arts or literature.

Candidates must:

  • Be accepted and registered as a full-time Honours candidate at Rhodes University for study in any Arts-related field. Thier undergraduate qualification may have been awarded by any University.
  • Demonstrate academic ability based on the results of their undergraduate degree.
  • Supply a motivation outlining how they intend using thier qualification for further the creative industries or contribute to the enhancement of the arts in South Africa.
  • Be a citizen of or permanent resident in South Africa.

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Requirements:

  • Provide a covering letter
  • Application form attached is only required for the Louis Lochee Bayne Bursary.
  • For the GHT Foundation Bursary, they require the motivation as stated above.
  • Please submit the relevant supporting documentation no later than 18 October 2019 to pgfunding@ru.ac.za  Late applications will not be considered.

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2020 SANSA Bursaries

SANSA Bursaries have reopened on Monday 23 September and will close on Sunday 29 September 2019, https://www.sansa.org.za/bursaries/  

NB If you applied before 15 September 2019 @ 12am and received a notification (an e-mail) verifying your application, please do not reapply. You are welcome to confirm submission by e-mailing grants@sansa.org.za

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Call for Postgraduate Bursary Applications 2020 Academic Year

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the CSIR are pleased to announce the DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme (IBS) call for applications.

Opening Date: CLOSED

Closing Date: CLOSED

Late applications will not be considered.

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
  • IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)
  • Health

Please consult the following documents:

Eligibility Guidelines
Please complete the Application form (Convert the form to .pdf format - Do not scan the completed form) and submit with supporting documents by email to: HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za

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Meat Industry Trust (MIT)

The MIT is opening its annual bursary applications for Animal Science.

Kindly note that this is only for POST GRADUATES.

We would like anyone to be interested to please use the following link to apply: https://meatindustrytrust.co.za/apply-for-funding-now/

Attached is the application form. Kindly return the completed form and supporting documents to THIS email address: admin@levyadmin.co.za the mentioned fax or by post.

MIT Application Form 2019

The closing date for the application process is 31 October 2019.

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DBREV Scholarship

DBREV Scholarship for a Masters Degree in renewable & sustainable energy studies - open for applications until 30 September 2019

The Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision is a South African initiative aimed at building intellectual capital in the field of Renewable Energy by offering a Scholarship for a Masters degree in renewable & sustainable energy studies. 

DBREV Scholarship for 2020 flyer

Applications can be made via the website  - www.dougbanks.co.za.

Enquiries can be directed to this email address - info@dougbanks.co.za

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Ernst & Ethel Eriksen Trust 2020

Study Grants for Masters and Doctorate Degrees

The Ernst & Ethel Eriksen 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 fulfil their dreams, and in so doing benefit South Africa.

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.

Closing: CLOSED

Made So Easy!

Click here to  Apply Online

(from this link the webpage will provide the relevant instructions and information required in order to apply. Ensure you examine the checklist and have everything ready before you start!)

Contact Information
Private Bag x67, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa
eeetrust@eject.co.za

General Enquiries

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Department of Water and Sanitation bursary

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have established a Learning Academy, whose aim it is to help students complete their tertiary students within the water and sanitation field, which is a scarce skills sector in the country.

FIELDS OF STUDY: Honours in : Hydrology (BSc (Hons)); Geohydrology (BSc (Hons)); Environmental Management (BSc (Hons)); Project Management (BSc (Hons)); Environmental Sciences (BSc (Hons)); Environmental and Water Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Information pertaining to the Department of Water and Sanitation external bursary can be found on the web page http://www.dws.gov.za/LearningA

APPLICATION PROCESS: Read the details at the web link above, as well as the instructions on the downloadable application form, which can be found at: Department of Water and Sanitation Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Closing Date: CLOSED

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Call for Postgraduate Bursary Applications: Call for 2020

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

Opening Date: Wednesday, 07 August, 2019

Closing Date: Monday, 30 September, 2019

Late applications will not be considered.

IBS Application Form - Honours Level 2020

IBS Application Form - Master and Doctoral 2020

2019 DST CSIR Interbursary - Eligibility Guidelines

DST CSIR Bursary Call 2020

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
  • IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)
  • Health

The detailed Call document, Application forms for Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels and Eligibility Guidelines are attached on this email. Please complete the Application form (Convert the form to .pdf format - Do not scan the completed form) and submit with supporting documents by email to: HCD-INTERBURSARY@csir.co.za

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Canon Collins South Africa Postgraduate Scholarships

Apply now! Canon Collins seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to #SocialJustice in Southern Africa and for whom a postgraduate qualification is an essential tool in working to create an open and just society. More info: http://bit.ly/CanColl2019 

Canon Collins South Africa Scholarships Guidelines 2020

Deadline: CLOSED

canoncollins.org.uk

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HWSETA Bursaries 2019/2020

Postgraduate Research Bursary Programme

Current Honours in Psychology, who intend progressing to Clinical Psychology in 2020, for example.

Closing date: CLOSED

HWSETA PG Bursary Application Form 2019/2020

Call for Applications - HWSETA PG Bursary Programme 2019/2020

The Health and Welfare SETA, invite applications from registered employed (part-time), and unemployed (full-time) South African students pursuing Postgraduate Diploma/Honours/B-Tech, M-Tech/Masters, D-Tech/Doctoral and Post-Doctoral studies at South African universities and other accredited higher education and training institutions.

While other areas of study within the sector will be considered; preference will be given to majors / streams and research focus that fall within the following priority areas:

  • Psychology focus – Counselling, Clinical, Forensic, Educational, and Community,
  • Veterinary Sciences, Marine Aquaculture and Marine biology
  • Nursing Sciences focus – Nursing Education, Health Professions Education, Mental Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health, Community Health Nursing, Rural Health, and Primary Health Care;
  • Social Work focus – Social Health Care, Occupational Social Work and Social Work (in Forensic Practice); Clinical Social Work, Child Protection Law and Play Therapy.
  • Public Health focus - Clinical Epidemiology, Health Economics, Health Systems (Policy, Planning & Management), Medical Informatics, eHealth, Telemedicine, Biostatistics, Bioethics and Health Law (Medical Law);
  • Mental Health focus – Forensic Mental health, Child-Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry,
  • Health sciences focus - Radiography, Audiology, Speech Language Therapy, Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy,
  • Medical Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Demography and Population studies;
  • Environmental Health/Biology/Chemistry and Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Social Welfare focus - Child and Youth Care, Social Services and Development, Poverty and Inequality, Disability care - Rehabilitation and Management,

A special consideration will be given to Honours students undertaking programmes, which will lead to scarce skills specializations, professional registration and licensing.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application process: Interested students must complete an HWSETA postgraduate bursary application form, which is accessible from the HWSETA website (www.hwseta.org.za), within the expression of interest tab, and submit (in single pdf file - max 10MB), no later than 31 July 2019.

The application must include a proof of registration (a university stamped copy), draft research proposal (where applicable), motivation letter (1 page), required proposed budget (itemised) to complete the research project and a clear certified copy of the South African Identify Document.

Applications must be submitted via email to: rimepg@hwseta.org.za.

Enquiries may be directed to Dr Sipho Buthelezi at siphob@hwseta.org.za.

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Bursary awards 2020

Funding to study at Rhodes  is limited to Ichthyology/Fisheries Sciences

DAFF Bursary Advert 2020 (Please note Point 14)

DAFF Application Form

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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships to study at Rhodes University 2020 

The link below refers: Information and how to apply for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships.  

https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/

Applications are open until Wednesday 26 June 2019 and must be completed online.

4 scholarships are on offer in South Africa in the following subject areas:

  • Medicine, health and life sciences 
  • Physical sciences, engineering and mathematics 
  • Social sciences 
  • Arts and humanities

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

What's on offer?

  1. A life-changing opportunity for cultural exchange and academic collaboration, studying in unique environments across the globe.
  2. Awards are for two-year Master's degrees and are not applicable to distance learning courses.
  3. Award allowances include:
    • Fully-funded tuition fees.
    • Living expenses (stipend) for duration of award.
    • Return economy flight.
    • One-off arrival allowance.
    • Research support grant (on request).

Eligibility
Before applying, please check you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level (or that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate course).

How to apply 
Applications are open until Wednesday 26 June and must be completed online. Please follow the below steps to complete your application. 

  1. Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:
    • High school certificate.
    • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate).
    • Two references – preferably academic.
    • Scan of passport or national ID card.
    • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.
  2. Complete a QECS application online.
  3. Submit a separate application for admission to your chosen course. For NWU, UP, Rhodes (www.ru.ac.za) , SU and Wits you will need to submit an application for university admission at the same time as for scholarship

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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MRC Scholarship

The Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+), invites applications for three doctoral students to apply for a 3-year scholarship.

CEBHA+ CSA PhD Scholarship - Application Form

Please note eligibility, criteria and further details: CEBHA+ CSA PhD Scholarship - Call for Applications

Closing date: CLOSED

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria should please submit the following documents.

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of Passport/ID
  • Full CV
  • Motivational letter outlining relevant research experience
  • Proof of registration from doctoral candidate’s university (if applicable)
  • Summary of intended doctoral research

Please note:  Incomplete applications will not be considered

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SASOL Agriculture Trust

Students are invited to apply for bursaries from the SASOL Agriculture Trust to further their postgraduate studies in an agricultural or related field of study.

The salient conditions in respect of these bursaries are as follows:

  • Students must be South African citizens.
  • Students must study fulltime at an acceptable university.
  • Bursaries will only be awarded for postgraduate studies.
  • Fields of study must be relevant to the South African agricultural industry and must conform to the objectives of the Trust.
  • Topics for student theses must be approved by the Trustees of the Trust.
  • A curriculum vitae, full past study particulars, a short summary of his/her intended thesis and an ID copy of each applicant are required.
  • A nominated mentor for the study programme, together with the university where the studies are to be undertaken, have to be approved by the Trustees of the Trust.
  • Students will be expected to work in the South African agricultural industry for a period equal to the period for which a bursary is awarded.
  • Annual bursary amounts will be determined by the Trust each year.
  • The closing date for bursary applications is 31 January of every year.

For full details and copies of the bursary application documents, please contact Audra du Plessis at L&L Agricultural Services, Administrators to the SASOL Agriculture Trust, on the above contact details.

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Call for Applications for DAAD ‘in Country’ PhD Scholarships to study Biochemistry/Microbiology at Rhodes University

DAAD is offering three-year PhD scholarships for full-time study towards the PhD degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rhodes University starting February 2019. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A maximum of 5 scholarships are available for admission in 2019. The scholarships cover costs associated with the degree and include a monthly stipend of 500 Euro.

Eligibility

  • Citizens of a sub-Saharan country (excluding South Africa);
  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology or a related science completed not more than 6 years ago;
  • Good working knowledge of English;
  • Strong motivation and commitment.

Applications
Please submit the following documentation as a single PDF file

  1. Letter of motivation (explaining your interest in Biochemistry/Microbiology and why you wish to do a PhD. Maximum 1 page);
  2. CV using the template found here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose 
  3. Certified copy of academic transcript/degree certificates;
  4. Reference letters from 2 academic references;
  5. Passport/ID as proof of citizenship.

Please email the above documents as a single PDF file to pgfunding@ru.ac.za by 17:00 on Tuesday 31st July. Please name the file ‘DAAD-Your name’.

Female applicants and applicants from less privileged backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the programme

Queries may be addressed to Prof Adrienne Edkins on a.edkins@ru.ac.za

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email with further instructions. If you do not hear from us by 31 August 2018, you should assume that your application was not successful.

To combine PDF documents – see this website https://smallpdf.com/merge-pdf

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Call for Applications - PhD/Doctoral Scholarship

In Collaboration with the South African Humanities Deans’ Association (SAHUDA) The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) invites applications from suitably qualified students to study full-time towards a doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences at any of the participating South African public universities. 

Programme Objective
The main objective of this programme is to promote scholarship in the humanities and social sciences in South Africa, specifically among designated groups and Historically Disadvantaged Institutions.

Eligibility

  • Only South African citizens from designated groups, with a preference to those from previously disadvantaged groups of the population.
  • Successful completion of a Master’s degree; or entering the first year of PhD/doctoral study; or currently registered for PhD study in first year of enrollment.
  • Not older than 45 years of age at the time of the application.

Disciplines
Applications are invited from ALL humanities and social science disciplines.

Applications are especially encouraged from (but are not limited to) the following areas: Visual and Performing Arts; African Languages; History; Anthropology; Archeology; Economics; Political Science; Heritage Studies; Social Work; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; African Music and Musicology.

Batch applications from Professional Associations in the above-mentioned priority areas are also welcome.

Selection criteria

  • Academic merit.
  • Coherence of the proposed research project.
  • Feasibility of the project.
  • Contribution of the project to the body of knowledge in the field.
  • Confirmation by the prospective department/supervisor of your intention to enroll for a PhD-level programme of study at a participating university.

Value, period and conditions of the award
The value of the award is R132 000 in the first year. Annual renewals are subject to proof of satisfactory progress. The maximum funding period is three years. 

Application procedure
Candidates should submit the following documentation for application:

  1. Online application form which is accessible through the link: https://nihss.ac.za/content/latest/call-applications-phddoctoral-scholarship
  2. Letter of confirmation by the prospective department or supervisor that you will be admitted to the participating university for registration for PhD study.  
  3. A motivation letter (not longer than one A4 page – 500 words)
  4. A recent intellectual autobiography: a narrative of the major influences in your intellectual life (not longer than one A4 page – 500 words)
  5. A research proposal outlining the problem statement, methodology, feasibility of your study and the contribution it will make to the body of knowledge in the particular field of study
  6. Two letters of recommendation from academics who are familiar with your work, of which one must be the supervisor of your Master’s thesis
  7. A certified copy of your full academic transcript/s
  8. A certified copy of your ID
  9. Sample copies of your best writing, e.g. a chapter from your Master’s study or any published academic work.

Before submitting your application please bring the applications to the Rhodes University Postgrad Funding office, so we can go through them together.

All Call related queries can be directed to: scholarships@nihss.ac.za or 011 480 2326

All IT Support queries can be directed to: 011 480 2328

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: CLOSED

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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: CLOSED

SA Cultural Observatory Scholarship Bursary Programme

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Accenture (SA) Education Trust

Closing date: CLOSED

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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For further information please contact:

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

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