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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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: Wednesday, 07 August, 2019

Closing Date: Monday, 30 September, 2019

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: 30 September

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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
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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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HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary

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.

HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary Application form

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.

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

Call for applications for 2020

The  South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is pleased to announce the opening for Undergraduate/Honours Scholarship Programme Call for Applications for 2020. 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:  011 268 3400.E-mail: amashemola@ska.ac.za

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South African Square Kilometre Array Project: Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant Programme

Call for applications for 2020

The  South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is pleased to announce the opening for Undergraduate/Honours Scholarship Programme Call for Applications for 2020. 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:  011 268 3400.E-mail: amashemola@ska.ac.za

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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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Call for Applications

NRF Masters & Doctoral Extension Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020

Closing Date: CLOSED

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Extension Grants for Full-time Studies in 2020.

In the process of reducing the high volume of applications received yearly, duplication of applications into different programmes and increasing the turnaround time of informing successful applicants, the NRF has consolidated all the Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral studies in one framework document

The Masters and Doctoral scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only. 

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 documents and Application and Funding Guides.

Please Note: Prospective Applicants need to read the attached documents carefully as well as pay particular attention to the following scorecard (Table 4). The scorecard is how the NRF will rate your application. Please ensure that you do the required to increase your chances of receiving funding for your 2020 academic year.

Table 4: Scorecard for the Assessment of applications for Extension Support at the Masters and Doctoral level

Review Criteria

Description

Weight %

Progress to date

Report on research work completed in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree.

25

Reasons why the study could not be completed in the NRF maximum funding period*

 

 

Explanation of why the study could not be completed within the NRF funding period time.

 

 

25

 

 

Work plan to complete the degree within the indicated timeframes

 

  1. Work plan for six (6) or twelve (12) months, indicating activities for completion of masters and doctoral degrees, indicating the start and completion date of each activity;
  2. Proposed date for submission of the dissertation for examination;
  3. Timelines for corrections to dissertation from reviewers;
  4. Details    of   manuscripts    to    be    drafted   and submission timelimes; and 
  5. Proposed graduation date

 

 

 50

 

 

Total

100

*NRF Maximum funding period for Masters and Doctoral degree is 2 and 3 years respective.

All applicants considering Extension Support are strongly advised to consult their supervisors prior to applying in order to be certain that extension support is indeed desirable. The NRF expects all students to complete their qualifications within regulation time of maximum funding period, hence extension will only be provided under exceptional circumstances. If the supporting report from the supervisor is not attached, applications for extension will be rejected.

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Call for Applications

NRF Honours Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020

Closing date: 30 September 2019

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for Honours/BTech Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020.

The Honours/BTech Scholarships are open only to South African citizens or permanent residents.

Scholarships are intended to support Honours/BTech, candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas.

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 documents and Application and Funding Guides.

 

Please Note: Prospective Applicants need to read the attached documents carefully as well as pay particular attention to the following scorecard (Table 3). The scorecard is how the NRF will rate your application. Please ensure that you do the required to increase your chances of receiving funding for your 2020 academic year. You are strongly encouraged to do exceptionally well in your mid-year exams, the NRF will only consider applicants with an average percentage of 65%.

Table 3: Criteria for the assessment of applications for NRF Honours and final year B-Tech Bursaries

Criteria

Description

Weight

Academic Merit**

Average percentage for Major Subjects in final undergraduate year of study.

 40%

Completion     time     for undergraduate Degree

Time taken to complete the undergraduate degree

40%

Priority Research Area

Research aligned with one of the NRF listed research priority areas*.

20%

Total

100%

**Students who received a “Pass” and have not entered a percentage pass mark will be given a default score of 1.

Applicants who have completed their degree must upload their final undergraduate degree percentage marks (to assess academic merit) and indicate the completion time for the degree on the NRF online system.

Applicants who have not completed their final year undergraduate degree must not complete; Academic Merit and Completion time for undergraduate Degree on the online application form. However, the universities must upload this information before the application is sent to the NRF for consideration.

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Call for Applications

NRF Masters Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020

Closing Date: 30 August 2019

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for Masters Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020.

In the process of reducing the high volume of applications received yearly, duplication of applications into different programmes and increasing the turnaround time of informing successful applicants, the NRF has consolidated all the Masters scholarship programmes such as DAAD, Extension Support for Masters, Innovation, NRF Freestanding and Scarce Skill Development Fund (SSDF), in one framework document

The Masters scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only.

Scholarships are intended to support Honours/BTech, Masters and Doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas.

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 documents and Application and Funding Guides.

Please Note: Prospective Applicants need to read the attached documents carefully as well as pay particular attention to the following scorecard. The scorecard is how the NRF will rate your application. Please ensure that you do the required to increase your chances of receiving funding for your 2020 academic year.

Table 2: Scorecard for the assessment of applications for Masters Scholarships (excluding Extension Support)

Review Criteria

Description

 Weight %

Academic merit*

Average percentage mark for the honours degree, if completed; OR

Average percentage mark for major subjects in the final-year undergraduate courses for students currently registered for a honours degree; OR

Average percentage mark for major subjects in the third-year undergraduate courses for students in the final year of a four-year undergraduate degree.

35

Completion time for previous degree

Time  taken  to  complete  the   honours  degree,  if completed; OR

Time taken to complete the undergraduate degree, if the honours degree is in progress; OR

Time taken to complete third-year undergraduate courses for students in the final year of a four-year undergraduate degree.

15

 Priority Research Area

Research aligned with one of the NRF listed research priority areas.

 20

Project Outline

Issues that need to be addressed through research and the identified knowledge gaps.

30

Total

100

*Students who received a “Pass” and have entered a percentage pass mark will be given a default score of 1.

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Call for Applications

NRF Doctoral Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020

Closing Date: CLOSED

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for Doctoral Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2020.

In the process of reducing the high volume of applications received yearly, duplication of applications into different programmes and increasing the turnaround time of informing successful applicants, the NRF has consolidated all the Doctoral scholarship programmes such as DAAD, Extension Support for Doctoral studies, Innovation, NRF Freestanding, Scarce Skill Development Fund (SSDF), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Doctoral, in one framework document

The Doctoral scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only.

Scholarships are intended to support Doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas.

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 documents and Application and Funding Guides.

Please Note: Prospective Applicants need to read the attached documents carefully as well as pay particular attention to the following scorecard. The scorecard is how the NRF will rate your application. Please ensure that you do the required to increase your chances of receiving funding for your 2020 academic year.

Table 3: Scorecard for the assessment of applications for Doctoral Scholarships (excluding Extension Support)

Criteria

Description

 Weight %

Academic merit*

Percentage mark for the masters degree, if completed; OR

If    the    masters    degree    is    in    progress,    average percentage mark for the honours degree; OR

Average percentage mark for major subjects in the final year of a four-year undergraduate degree.

30

Completion time for previous degree

Time taken for completion of the masters degree, if completed; OR

If the masters degree is in progress, time taken to complete the honours degree or four-year undergraduate degree.

15

Track record or Research Outputs

Evidence of research outputs in accredited peer- reviewed      publications and presentations at conferences/symposiums.

15

Priority Research Area

Research aligned with one of the NRF listed research priority areas.

 10

Originality of the Doctoral study

Problem statement, Identified knowledge gaps, Aim and Objectives of the study.

20

Potential Impact of the research

Potential to contribute to national research strategies and the strategic goals of the knowledge economy.

10

Total

100

*Students who received a “Pass” and have not entered a percentage pass mark will be given a default score of 1.

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Mandela Rhodes Foundation 2020

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 2020, 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!

https://mandelarhodes.org/the-scholarship/apply/ to apply

Information and guidelines, you can download the MRF Handbook HERE     

Closing date is CLOSED

MRF Applications and Selections Process 2020

All applicants apply online via the Embark application system on the MRF website.

  • Round one: Applications reviewed by South African tertiary institutions and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. By end of June 2018, all applicants to be informed by universities and/or the MRF whether or not their application is through to the next  stage.
  • Round two: Reviews by designated Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff. By end of July 2018, remaining applicants to  be informed by the MRF whether or not their application is through to the next stage.
  • Round three: Reviews by designated Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff. By end of August 2018, remaining applicants to be informed by the MRF whether or not their application is through to the next stage.
  • Final round: Panel interviews with selection committees in October. By end of October 2018, panel  interviewed applicants to be informed by the MRF whether or not they  have been  selected  as Mandela Rhodes Scholars.

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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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Call for applications for postgraduate bursaries and for post-doctoral fellowships in 2019

Each year the CoE-HUMAN awards bursaries to high-performing Master's and Doctoral students and Post-doctoral fellows who wish to do research that falls into one of the CoE's four thematic or cross-cutting areas:

  • Master's students are funded for two years at R70 000 a year
  • Doctoral students are funded for three years at R100 000 a year
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows are funded for three years at R200 000 a year

Applications for 2019 are open. The deadline for submission of all applications is Friday 23 November 2018. Application results will be communicated to all applicants by 18 January 2019.

Read the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS and then APPLY ONLINE.

Bursary holders/post-doctoral fellows and their supervisors will sign performance agreements with the CoE, obliging:

  • Master's students to fulfil the requirements for their degree within two years and to have at least one co-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal accepted for publication;
  • Doctoral students to fulfil the requirements for their degrees within three years and to have at least two first-authored papers accepted for publication or published;
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows to have at least two first or co-authored papers accepted for publication, in press or published in each year of the three-year fellowship.

Key rules of the bursary and fellowship programme:

  • All fellowships, scholarships and bursaries are paid to the institution where you are registered
  • The bursaries or fellowships are only available for full-time studies or full-time post-doctoral employment
  • A student may hold only one scholarship or bursary from either the NRF or another state-funded organisation at any one time
  • When an award is supplemented from a grant holder's running costs, it can be topped up with a maximum of only R20 000 per annum
  • All foreign grant holders (students, fellows or bursars) have to be registered and based at a South African institution
  • The maximum age limit for an applicant/nominee is 60 years at the time of application/nomination

Read all the rules in the call for applications document.

For more information, email coe.human@wits.ac.za.

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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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Toptal Scholarships for Women

Toptal will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Each winner will receive (US)$10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.toptal.com/scholarships-for-women

Application deadlines depend on which region the applicant lives in. Application timelines are available on the scholarship website.

For Africa:

  • Application Deadline: 29 September 2018
  • Winner Announced : 07 November 2018

They started this program to award five scholarships during 2018-19 that will empower aspiring female leaders. The scholarship program is open to anyone with a passion for changing the future, and they welcome applicants from all majors and academic standings.

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NRF Honours Bursaries for 2019

Applicant Closing Date: CLOSED

Framework Document NRF Honours and final year B Tech Bursaries 2019

NRF Honours and final year B Tech Application Guide 2019

The National Research Foundation (NRF) awards bursaries to students pursuing full-time Honours’ and final year B Tech studies at South African public universities.

These bursaries are awarded to South African citizens and South African permanent residents only and are released as Block Grants to South African public universities that nominate students that have applied for an Honours’ and final year B Tech bursaries.

Students must submit an application on the NRF Online Submission system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attachedFramework Document and Application Guide.  South African citizens and South African permanent residents living with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more details, applicants must read the NRF Honours’ and final year B Tech Bursaries Framework Document which highlights the eligibility criteria and requirements for each funding category.

Please Note the following:

  •  The call will be accessible on the NRF Online Submission system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za from 5 September 2018.
  • Institutions will nominate students for a bursary award on the NRF Online Submission System, based on the Block Grant allocation to each institution and set equity targets. This nomination process will take place from 23 January 2019 to 28 February 2019.

Students not Eligible:

  • Foreign nationals;
    • Students that already hold an Honours’ or final year B Tech degree;
    • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree irrespective of the degree that they are enrolled for;
    • Students intending to pursue a Postgraduate diploma qualification, including Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting; and
    • Students who will be employed (full/part time) in 2019 will not be considered.

The Attachments that needs to be submitted with your application:

  1. Certified (verification i.e. stamped documents) South African Identity Document. (Should be uploaded under Registration details).
  2. Certified academic record or, in case of applicants with outstanding fees due to the university, attach an official letter that is stamped and signed, stating that the transcript is not issued due to outstanding fees owed to the university.
  3. Proof of NSFAS or University Financial Aid funding for applicants that have indicated that they were previously funded by NSFAS or received University Financial Aid funding.
  4. Applicants with disabilities must upload a medical certificate, in support of the disability.

To register and get an ORCID number please contact: d.martindale@ru.ac.za

NB NB NB: Please send us an official academic transcript once you have received your final results. 

Applications will not be processed without this!

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To all prospective PGCE students

Please see points below;

  • Students who are currently on NSFAS (Final Yr) and that progress straight into PGCE next year will NOT be required to apply. They should be funded as returning students.
  • Students who have taken some kind of gap year/s need to apply online at www.nsfas.org.za as every other student who needs funding in 2019 for the first time.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for a RUC Loan as a Plan B.
  • See below for information on Funza Lushaka:
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2019 will open on 01 October 2018.
    • Please note that there are limited number of new bursaries available for 2019.
    • New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities such as NSFAS.
    • The outcome of the selection process will be available from the university not later than 30 April 2019.

   Closing dates

    • Re-applications close on 16 November 2018;
    • New applications close on 11 January 2019.

  *Please note NSFAS does not fund postgraduate students*

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PPS Bursaries 2019

Applications for the 2019 bursaries are now open https://www.pps.co.za/explorepps/bursariesandsponsors/Documents/PPS%20Bursary%202017.pdf

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  https://www.pps.co.za/explorepps/bursariesandsponsors/Documents/PPS%20Bursary%202017.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, pleast contact:
Fax: 011 644 9629
Email: bursaries@pps.co.za

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Babette Taute Honours Scholarships

for students of English in the 2019

Closing Date: CLOSED

Babette Taute Scholarships 2019

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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

Last Modified: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:29:49 SAST