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UP Postgraduate Scholarships

Type of

scholarship

Honours

Masters and Doctoral                                                                                   

Eligibility

UP postgraduate bursaries are available to students who register for Honours, Masters or Doctoral programmes at the University of Pretoria.

 

NB: Only Masters & Doctoral students registered by 30 April and Honours students registered by 31 March of each academic year qualify for nomination.

 

Students who qualify for UP personnel waivers may not hold UP postgraduate bursaries

Further detailed information on nomination and eligibility criteria can be found in the relevant Policy documents on the UP Website.

Information website

Merit awards to Honours students will be made for students who completed their undergraduate degree with 75% in the final year examination.

 

Equity Funds:

 * Students applying for Honours programmes who are black South African citizens will be considered.

* Students must have achieved at least 65% for in their previous undergraduate final year examination

 

 

The Honours merit award for 2016 will be R 5 500.

 

 

•  Bursaries will be awarded to students based primarily on the contribution that their study is likely to make to specific areas of research and faculty priorities as determined from time to time.

•  Postgraduate students will be considered for a bursary once they have been admitted for a postgraduate programme, and nominated for the bursary, by the Faculty.

•  UP postgraduate bursaries will not normally be awarded to students who hold other bursaries. If other bursaries are awarded which amount to more than R80 000 (for Masters studies) or
R100 000 (for doctoral studies), the student will forfeit the UP postgraduate bursary award

Study Program                   Value

Masters (research)             R13 000

Masters by coursework       R7 700

Doctoral                            R14 000

Renewal                           R5 500

 

Information website

www.up.ac.za (Fees and Funding  – Postgraduate funding -  UP Postgrad Scholarship Policies and Agreements)

 

UP Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship

Type of  scholarship

Doctoral

Applications open

Mid-Nov to late Nov of each year

Requests submitted via the office of the Deputy Dean of Research in the Faculty

Applications close

•  New applications:  Check your Faculty closing date for 2016 intake -  Faculty to submit to DRIS by 31 January 2016

•  Renewals: Check your Faculty closing date for 2016 intake  -  Faculty to submit by mid-January 2016 to DRIS 

Eligibility

•  PhD’s who register for full-time studies (not employed for more than 12 hrs a week)

•  What contribution is the study likely to make to strategic areas of research for the Faculty

  •  Financial need – must demonstrate you have applied for other funding

Fields of study supported

Any academic field

Value of scholarship

2015:

R75 000 p.a.

R37 000  if candidate registers during 2nd semester of the academic year at first registration

Period of support

3 years (The bursary amount as indicated above is awarded during the first year of study. A bursary for the second and third years of study may be awarded provided the Bursary Panel approves such an award.)

Information website

Guidelines regarding the conditions and administrative procedures can be found on the UP website www.up.ac.za   See Fees and Funding – External Bursaries)

Contact information

[email protected]

 

UP Support Bursaries

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

1 August of the year preceding studies

Applications close

30 September of the year preceding studies

Eligibility

•  A limited number of bursaries, with specific criteria, are made available annually from funds that were donated and placed under the management of the University of Pretoria. The bursaries are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students who register for full-time studies and who are financially needy and/or academically deserving, and who meet the specific criteria of the bursary. Students who are South African citizens or hold permanent residency in South Africa may be considered for these bursaries.

•  Other bursaries/loans received by the applicant will be taken into consideration to determine financial need where applicable.

•  It is advisable that students who are financially needy should also apply for NSFAS funding and not only for UP support bursaries, which are limited. Both funding applications are done on the same online application system.

•  Special motivation or proof of meeting the criteria for some of the UP support bursaries has to be submitted as part of the application on the University’s online funding application system. These supporting documents will be indicated to you on the application system.

•  University support bursaries are not guaranteed and are subject to the availability of funds.

•  Also for students with special needs and disabilities.

Fields of study

supported

Per specific criteria

Value of bursary

Varies

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, relevant documents)

Contact information

UP Client Service Centre

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111

 

UP Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Doctoral

Applications open

Mid-February of the year preceding study

Applications close

20 August of the year preceding study

Eligibility

•  Citizens of the Commonwealth countries may apply.  South African citizens are not eligible.

•  The scholarship is tenable at the University of Pretoria.

•  Applicants must have completed a degree that will give them admission to a doctoral programme a maximum of three years prior to their application for this scholarship.

•  Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at the time of application. 

•  Master’s and PhD students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are NOT eligible to apply.

Fields of study supported

Any academic field

Value of scholarship

R150 000 p.a.

Period of support

3 years

How to apply

Information on:  www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639

 

 

UP Research Scholarship in Asset Integrity Management

Type of scholarship

Engineering Honours (followed by Masters) Degree in Asset Integrity Management –
2 year fulltime programme.

Applications open

June of the year preceding study year

Applications close

31 October of the year preceding study

Eligibility

  • South African and non-South African citizens
  • Students that have completed under-graduate degree in any engineering discipline
  • Students that have achieved outstanding results in their undergraduate studies
  • Students that wishes to specialise in asset integrity management
  • Students will enrol full time for two years of study (Honours 1st year, followed by Masters in 2nd year) and be full-time based on the campus of the University

Fields of study  supported

The scholarship is offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in the EBIT faculty.  It is for study in engineering in asset integrity management which can include areas such as asset design, data acquisition, condition monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics and asset life cycle management

Value of scholarship

R 85 000 p.a. Honours  and a further R85 000 p.a. for the Master’s degree support for the 2nd year is dependent on satisfactory progress.

Period of support

2 years

Application enquiries

Professor Stephan Heyns, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

Tel + 27 12 420 2432, E mail: [email protected], www.up.ac.za/CAIM

 

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF)

NRF/DST Innovation scholarships for full-time Master’s and Doctoral study in South Africa

Type of Scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

22 June 2015

Applications close

7 August 2015

Eligibility

•  South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as a percentage of non-RSA citizens registered at a RSA institution may apply.

•  The awarding of the scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. The selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours.

•  In addition to the above, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

•  South African citizens, South African as well as a percentage of non-RSA citizens registered at a RSA institution permanent

•  The awarding of the scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. The selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours.

•  In addition to the above, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities.

Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities.

Value of scholarship

R80 000 p.a.

R110 000 p.a.

Travel grant

Maximum R10 000 for the tenure of the scholarship

Maximum R15 000 (local travel) up to R50 000 (international travel) for the tenure of the scholarship

Period of support

2 years

3 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za  Fees and Funding  (See at External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl            

[email protected]           

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639                                   

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF/DST Scarce-Skills scholarships for full-time Master’s and Doctoral study in South Africa

Type of Scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

22 June 2015

Applications close

7 August 2015

Eligibility

•  South African citizens

•  The awarding of the scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. The selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours.

•  In addition to the above, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

•  South African citizens.

•  The awarding of the scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. The selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours.

•  In addition to the above, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

Financial Management, Accounting, Auditing, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Biotechnology, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Geology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Chemistry, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Transportation Studies, Tourisim Demography

Value of scholarship

R70 000 p.a.

R100 000 p.a.

Travel grant

Maximum R15 000 for the tenure of the scholarship

Maximum R15 000 (local travel) up to R50000 (international travel) for the tenure of the scholarship

Period of support

2 years

3 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl            

[email protected]            

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

 NRF/Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Type of  fellowship

Postdoctoral

Applications open

July of the year preceding study year

Applications close

August 2015

Eligibility

•  Only South African citizens may apply although a few international fellowships may be earmarked for studying at South African institutions from time to time taking into consideration Science, Engineering ad Technology (SET) targets.

•  Exceptional doctoral graduates who have obtained their doctoral degrees in the last five years and who wish to undertake postdoctoral research training.

•  Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking the applicant’s academic achievements and potential as researchers into account. Publications weigh heavily in the assessment of applications.

•  Fellowships will preferably be tenable at institutions other than the one where the doctoral degree was obtained. Applicants who wish to undertake postdoctoral research with their PhD institution or supervisor must submit a strong motivation.

Fields of study supported

Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy,

Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Medical Sciences.

Value of fellowship

R305 000 p.a.

R255 000 p.a. (included in the above towards living expenses, R50 00 towards research costs

Travel grant

Maximum R50 000 once-off grant to undertake international travel and R25 000 for local travel during the tenure of the fellowship.

Period of support

2 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Dr Carol Nonkwelo

[email protected]                       

 

NRF/Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowship

Type of  fellowship

Postdoctoral

Applications open

July the year preceding study year

Applications close

August 2015

Eligibility

•  Only South African citizens or permanent residents.

•  Exceptional doctoral graduates who have obtained their doctoral degrees in the last five years and who wish to undertake postdoctoral research training.

•  Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking the applicant’s academic achievements and potential as researchers into account. Publications weigh heavily in the assessment of applications.

•  Fellowships will preferably be tenable at institutions other than the one where the doctoral degree was obtained. Applicants who wish to undertake postdoctoral research with their PhD institution or supervisor must submit a strong motivation.

Fields of study supported

Financial Management, Accounting, Auditing, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Biotechnology, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Geology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Chemistry, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Transportation Studies, Tourism, Demography

Value of fellowship

R330 000 p.a.

R220 000 p.a. (included in the above towards living expenses, R45 00 towards research costs

Travel grant

Maximum R50 000 once-off grant to undertake international travel and R15 000 for local travel during the tenure of the fellowship.

Period of support

2 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Dr Carol Nonkwelo

[email protected]                        

 

NRF Freestanding Doctoral Scholarships

Type of scholarship

Doctoral

Applications open

22 June 2015

Applications close

7 August 2015

Eligibility

•  South African citizens and South African permanent residents may apply.

•  The awarding of the scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. The selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours.

•  In addition to the above, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study Supported

Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Social Sciences, Humanities.

Value of scholarship

R60 000 p.a.  (Doctoral)

Doctoral scholarships abroad US$ 12 000 p.a.

Travel grant

Maximum R5 000 for the tenure of the scholarship

Period of support

3 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl            

[email protected]            

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639     

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF Freestanding Postdoctoral Fellowship

Type of fellowship

Postdoctoral

Applications open

July preceding study year

Applications close

August / September 2015

Eligibility

•  Only South African citizens and permanent residents for full-time research in South Africa or abroad.

•  Only outstanding international candidates will be considered for full-time research in South Africa.

•  Exceptional doctoral graduates who have obtained their doctoral degrees in the last five years and who wish to undertake postdoctoral research training.

•  Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking the applicant’s academic achievements and potential as researchers into account. Publications weigh heavily in the assessment of applications.

•  Fellowships will preferably be tenable at institutions other than the one where the doctoral degree was obtained. Applicants who wish to undertake postdoctoral research with their PhD institution or supervisor must submit a strong motivation.

Fields of study supported

Social and Human Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

Value of fellowship

Stipend R150 000 p.a.Institutional Contribution:  R15 000 p.a.

Travel grant

Maximum R45 000 once-off grant to undertake international travel and R15 000 for local travel during the tenure of the fellowship

Period of support

3 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Dr Carol Nonkwelo

[email protected]         

                                               

NRF/DAAD In-country Master’s and Doctoral scholarships

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

TBA for 2016

Applications close

TBA for 2016

Eligibility

•  South African citizens and South African permanent residents may apply.

•  Applicants must have obtained an accumulative grade average of 65% and above to be considered.

•  An age limit of 36 years at the time of application  applies.

•  Applicants must come from all the fields of study  that have a strong relevance to the national development of the country. 

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

•  South African citizens and South African permanent residents may apply.

•  Applicants must have obtained an accumulative grade average of 65% and above to be considered.

•  An age limit of 36 years at the time of application applies.

•  Applicants must come from all the fields of study that have a strong relevance to the national development of the country.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study  supported

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, ICT, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Applied Social Sciences. Humanities and Fine Arts are excluded.

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, ICT, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Applied Social Sciences. Humanities and Fine Arts are excluded.

Value of scholarship

R70 000 p.a.

R100 000 p.a.

Short-Term research scholarships

Scholarship-holder may apply for a short-term research fellowship (duration 2-6 months) in Germany.

Scholarship-holder may apply for a short-term research fellowship (duration 2-6 months) in Germany.

Period of support

2 years

3 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl            

[email protected]            

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639 

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF/SKA Honour’s scholarship for study in South Africa

Type of scholarship

Honours

Applications open

1 July 2015

Applications close

25 September 2015

Eligibility

  • South African citizens only.
  • Students who have achieved a minimum of 60% for major subjects at undergraduate level.
  • Students who wish to study towards a Bachelor of Science/Engineering honours degree at a South African university, and who majored in Physics and Mathematics at undergraduate level.
  • Other selection criteria include leadership qualities and previous award of prizes and honours.
  • Students who intend to pursue postgraduate research in radio astronomy, or in an engineering discipline relevant to radio astronomy.
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

  • BEng Hons Electronic or Mechanical Engineering  or Computer Science
  • BSc Physics and Mathematics

Value of scholarship

R95 000 p.a.

Period of support

1 year

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

See  www.ska.ac.za for further information

 

NRF/SKA Master’s and Doctoral scholarships

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

1 July 2015

Applications close

31 August 2015

Eligibility

  • South African citizens and South African permanent residents may apply.
  • Non-South Africans from other countries in Africa who wish to complete an MSc degree at a South African university may apply.
  • Non-South Africans who wish to complete an MSc degree at a university in a South Africa Square Kilometre Array (SKA) partner country (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia) may apply.
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • South African citizens and South African permanent residents may apply.
  • Non-South Africans from other countries in Africa who wish to complete a PhD degree at a South African university may apply.
  • Non-South Africans who wish to complete a PhD  degree at a university in an South Africa Square Kilometre Array (SKA) partner country (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia)
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

The research focus for this scholarship must align very closely with specific research areas of MeerKAT and SKA science and technology where research is required: Refer to www.ska.ac.za for a list of projects.

The research focus for this scholarship must align very closely with specific research areas of MeerKAT and SKA science and technology where research is required: Refer to www.ska.ac.za for a list of projects.

Value of scholarship

R92 000 p.a.

R117 000 p.a.

Travel, equipment, Repatriation and Medical grants

As per the 2016 structure

See UP website advert for details or 

www.ska.ac.za

As per the 2016 structure

See UP website advert for details or  or www.ska.ac.za

 

Period of support

2 years

3 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

See  www.ska.ac.za for further information

 

NRF/SKA Postdoctoral fellowships

Type of fellowship

Postdoctoral

Applications open

June to 31 September the year preceding study year

Applications close

Contact the Postgraduate Desk in the CSC for the internal closing date.

Eligibility

Fellowships are available to candidates whose research projects align very closely with specific areas of MeerKAT and SKA science and technology. Information on universities and projects is made available on the NRF website http://www.nrf.ac.za.

Value of fellowship

R325 000 p.a.

Travel and equipment grants

Based on application

Period of support

2 years

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

See  www.ska.ac.za for further information

[email protected]

 

NRF Honours block grants (Freestanding and Innovation)

Types of block grants

Freestanding

Innovation

Application process

Honour students who are registered by mid-February of each academic year will be considered through a nomination process

Eligibility

  • Available to South African citizens only.
  • Awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Equity and gender allocations are stipulated by NRF for each intake.
  • An aggregate of  60% for the final year of the undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours.
  • Nominees must have obtained previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. (if an additional year taken to complete – a motivation to be attached stating the reason)
  • Students who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible.
  • If not continuing to a Masters upon completion of Hons, nominee will be required to work in RSA for at least one year after completion of Hons degree.
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • 87% will be awarded to South African citizens and with permanent residents status.
  • 13% to Foreign nationals.
  • Awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Equity and gender allocations are stipulated by NRF for each intake
  • An aggregate of  60% for the final year of the undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours.
  • Nominees must have obtained previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. (if an additional year taken to complete – a motivation to be attached stating the reason)
  • Students who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible.
  • If not continuing to a Masters upon completion of Hons, nominee will be required to work in RSA for at least one year after completion of Hons degree.
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Natural and Applied Sciences, Social and Human Sciences.

Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Medical Sciences.

Value of scholarship

R20 000 p.a.

R40 000 p.a.

Period of support

1 year

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Contact information

 

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF Honours block grants (Scarce Skills)

Type of scholarship

Scarce Skills

Application process

Honour students who are registered by mid-February of each academic year will be considered through a nomination process

Eligibility

• Available to South African citizens only.

•  Awarded on a competitive basis.

•  Equity and gender allocations are stipulated by NRF for each intake

•  An aggregate of  60% for the final year of the undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours.

•  Nominees must have obtained previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. (if an additional year taken to complete – a motivation to be attached stating the reason)

•  Students who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible.

•   If not continuing to a Masters upon completion of Hons, nominee will be required to work in RSA for at least one year after completion of Hons degree.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

Accounting, Actuarial Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Auditing, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography, Engineering, Financial Management, Geology, Information Systems, mathematical Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Tourism, Transportation Studies.

Value of scholarship

R50 000 p.a.

Period of support

1 year

How to apply

nformation on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Contact information

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF Master’s Free-Standing

Type of scholarship

Masters

Application process

Master students who are registered by mid-February of each academic year will be considered through a nomination process.  Maximum of 10 students are put through for nomination.

Closing Date

 

Eligibility

•  South African citizens and permanent residents only.

•  Limited number of award granted to Institution by NRF.

•  80% of grant allocated to black students,  55% to female and 4% to students with disabilities.

•  The awarding of the scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. The selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours.

•  In addition to the above, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

•  Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study supported

Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Social Sciences, Humanities.

Value of scholarship

R40 000 p.a.

Travel grant

Maximum R5 000 for the tenure of the scholarship

Period of support

2 years

How to apply

No application – Nomination process

Contact information

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF Extensions Request

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

23 June 2015

Applications close

7 August 2015

Eligibility

• Only current NRF awardees who will not complete their Masters or Doctoral in the original contract period granted by NRF.

• All rules and criteria of original signed agreement with NRF stays the same.

Fields of study supported

As per the original contract accepted by current NRF awardee

Value of scholarship

Masters R70 000 pa

Doctoral R100 000 pa

Or pro-rata of the extension months requested to complete the Masters or Doctoral degree.

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ 

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl                           

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639            

 Mpai Mphunngoa   

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

NRF /HSRC scholarships

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Applications open

TBA for 2016

Applications close

Contact the Postgraduate Desk in the CSC for the internal closing date.

Eligibility

•  South African citizens only.

•  Must have obtained previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. (if an additional year taken to complete – a motivation to be attached stating the reason

•  Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

•  Applicants must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

• Applicants  with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Fields of study supported

•  Labour markets economics

•  Human capital or education economics

•  Information management or systems

Value of scholarship

Honours R60 000 pa

Masters R100 000 pa

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application /s:/nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl                                

[email protected] 

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639           

Mpai Mphunngoa

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6850

 

Mandela-Rhodes Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Applications open

1 May 2015 for 2016 intake.  (Determined by the donor on an annual basis in the preceding year of attended studies)

Application process

Online application at www.mandelarhodes.org

Applications close

15 June 2015 for 2016 intake

Eligibility

•  Open to citizens of all African countries currently registered at the University of Pretoria

•  Honours and master’s study at a South African university or tertiary institution.

•  Applicants between 19 and 30 years of age may apply.

•  Individuals with the ability to be a destiny changer.

•  Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of education, reconciliation, leadership and social entrepreneurship.

Fields of study supported

Honours and master’s degree study programmes

Value of scholarship

Full cost of study (tuition, accommodation, meals, book and travel allowances)

Period of support

The length of the proposed study period

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

For non-registered UP students:    www.mandelarhodes.org

Contact information

Leanne van Zyl                 

[email protected] 

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639                                              

 

Canon Collins Trust scholarships for Postgraduate Study in South Africa

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

1 June 2015

Applications close

27 July 2015 (15h00)

Eligibility

•  Applicants must be nationals of have refugee status in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

•  Applicants must be registered or wish to study at a South African university.

•  Applicants must be in possession of a good first degree, with minimum grade of 2:1 or upper second.

•  Applicants who study Full time, Part Time or Distance learning can apply

Fields of study supported

Applicants in the following fields will only be considered:

•  Justice – in one of the following disciplines and demonstrate a commitment to social justice (Law, Economics, Politics, Environment)

•  Education – subjects in Education Policy and Practice

•  Humanities – Arts, Literature, History and Anthropology

Please apply only if you are eligible

Value of scholarship

Full tuition and a stipend   (±R65 000.00 p.a.)

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Online application http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/postgraduatesa.html

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

 

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Applications open

1 May 2015

Applications close

30 August 2015

Application process

Online application form and two recommendation forms by a professor from the current institution. The other can be by a former professor/supervisor from elsewhere. One of the individuals must have known the applicant for at least a year.

Eligibility

•  Female students from developing countries who are currently studying in South Africa at the University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch or University of the Witwatersrand.

•  Has a record of service to women and a commitment to improve the lives of women and/or children in her country or other developing country.

•  Is a national of a lower or middle income developing member country, as designated by the MMMF. Go to www.mmmf-grants.org for country eligibility list.

•  Demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic performance.

•  Applicant must be at least 25 years old by the application deadline.

•  Is not related to any World Bank Group staff member or his/her spouse.

Fields of study supported

Any academic field

Value of scholarship

US$4 000

Period of support

For completion of the degree

How to apply

Online application form available on www.mmmf-grants.org

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

 

PSA Stiglingh Memorial Bursary

Type of scholarship

Postgraduate

Applications open

Determined by the PSA annually

Applications close

Early February of each academic year

Eligibility

•  Public servants and/or PSA members and their dependant children, who have been employed in the Public Service or have been a PSA member for at least 12 months.

•  Proof of membership of the PSA is required with the application form.

Fields of study supported

•  Natural Science or Medicine

•  For research on Natural Sciences or Medicine after successful completion of the first study year course or research project.

Value of scholarship

Determined annually according to available funds

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

www.psa.co.za

Contact information

Email:  [email protected]

 

Graça Machel Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Postgraduate

Applications open

1 June 2015

Applications close

27 July 2015  (15h00)

Eligibility

•  Female

•  Nationals or refugee status from Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

•  In possession of a good first degree

•  Registered to study or wish to study at a South African University

•  If you are offered a scholarship and you fail to get place on a course at an University in South Africa, the offer will be withdrawn.

Fields of study supported

Degrees that are relevant to the development needs of Southern Africa

Applicants in the following fields will only be considered:

•  Justice – in one of the following disciplines and demonstrate a commitment to social justice (Law, Economics, Politics, Environment)

•  Education – subjects in Education Policy and Practice

•  Humanities – Arts, Literature, History and Anthropology

Please apply only if you are eligible

Value of scholarship

Full tuition and a stipend  (±R65 000.00 p.a.) 

How to apply

Online application form can be found on the Canon Collins Trust website www.canoncollins.org.uk/postgraduatesa.html

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Contact information

[email protected]

 

Meat Industry Trust Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

September and October of the year preceding studies

Applications close

End October of the year preceding studies

Eligibility

•  South African citizens

•  Full Time students

Fields of study supported

The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) makes available funds annually for bursaries to meritorious students for post graduate studies at South African tertiary institution in fields of importance to the Red Meat Industry. The purpose of the bursary scheme is to create further South African scientific capacity and to address industry research needs.  The MIT administers the scheme via its Bursary Working Committee (BWC), who will liaise closely with the tertiary institution and the relevant Head of Department and / or Supervisor under whose guidance the student will conduct the post graduate study (Masters or Doctorate).

Value of scholarship

TBA

How to apply

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

www.meatindustrytrust.co.za

Contact information

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

FoodBev SETA Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Doctoral

Applications open

July of the year preceding studies

Applications close

15 July 2015

Eligibility

•  South African citizens

•  Full Time students

Fields of study supported

Research and innovation projects deemed relevant to the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

Value of scholarship

R50 000.00

How to apply

www.foodbev.co.za

[email protected]

Contact information

 

www.foodbev.co.za

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

WM Kellogg Foundation

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

To be determined by the donor annually.

Applications close

To be determined by the donor annually.

Eligibility

•  Applicants must be resident citizens in a Southern African Development Community (SADC) country.

•  Applicants must be historically disadvantaged.

Fields of study supported

•  Education  (preschool and Foundation Phase)

•  Nursing (paediatric or community based)

•  Social Work (paediatric)

•  Medicine (paediatric)

•  Agriculture (rural development)

Value of scholarship

Varies

How to apply

Downloadable application form on www.careerwise.co.za

Contact information

Email [email protected]

 

African Laser Centre (ALC) scholarships

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

Mid-Aug 2015 for 2016   (Determined by the donor annually)

Applications close

16 October 2015 

Eligibility

•  Students from African countries, excluding South Africans. However, a limited number of South African students may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

•  The scholarship is tenable only at South African universities.

Selection criteria

•  Availability of funds

•  Applicant’s performance gleaned from academic record and motivated by research supervisor

•  Relevance of research project in which a student will be involved (must be laser-based research)

•  Acceptance of student by the university (letter of acceptance from the university will help)

Fields of study supported

Laser-related disciplines

Value of scholarship

R40  000 for Master’s and R60 000 for doctoral

How to apply

Application form available on www.africanlasercentre.org

Tel:  +27  12  841 4960

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

 

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

Determined by the donor on an annual basis.

Applications close

30 September of the year preceding studies

Eligibility

•  Applicants must be South African citizens.

•  Applicants must intend to study or pursue postgraduate studies.  .

Fields of study supported

Different agriculture, forestry and fisheries fields linked to the DAFF priority research projects.

Value of scholarship

Full study-related costs

Period of support

The length of the proposed study period

How to apply

Downloadable application form (click Food Security and Agrarian Reform Branch, then Education Training and Extension, then Careers)

www.daff.gov.za

Contact Information

Ms Tshilidzi Netshilema

Tel: +27 (0)12 319 7848

Mr Kaizer Ndlovu

Tel: +27 (0)12 319 7358

 

Medical Research Council

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Applications open

Determined by the donor on annual basis

Applications close

Determined by the donor on annual basis

Important information

This closing date applies for the National Health Scholars Programme in HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Research.

The MRC has conducted a review of its portfolio of bursaries and scholarships.  Contact the indicated officials for detailed information.

Eligibility

•  South African health professionals.

•  For research to be conducted in the fields of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in South Africa or abroad

•  For a period ranging from one to four years full-time study

Fields of study supported

Field in Health Sciences – HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Research

Value of scholarship

Level of funding will be equivalent to the after tax take home pay of the applicant based on the salary scales of the relevant post in the Department of Health.

Period of support

1 – 4 years

How to apply

Applications forms are downloadable from the MRC website: www.mrc.ac.za

[email protected]

Contact information

Dr Thabi Maitin  

[email protected]                                       

Dr M Mutemwa

[email protected]

Ms Philistia  Joshua

[email protected]

 

Carl & Emily Fuchs Doctoral Scholarship

Type of scholarship

Doctoral                                                                                         

Applications open

Determined by the donor on an annual basis.

Applications close

Early October of the year preceding studies

Eligibility

•  Only South African citizens.

•  Available to postgraduate students pursuing or intending to register for doctoral studies at a local university.

•  Minimum requirement of a master’s degree passed with distinction or 75% average.

•  Preference will be given to economically deprived applicants. 

•  Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities.

Fields of study supported

Any academic field

Value of scholarship

R100 000 p.a.

Period of support

2 years

How to apply

Hard copy application  to be submitted by post to The Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation,

P O Box 1910, Halfway House, 1685

Information on www.up.ac.za/feesfunding  (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)

Contact information

[email protected] 

MasterCard Scholarships

Type of scholarship

Honours

Masters

Applications open

01 May 2015

Applications close

15 September 2015

Eligibility

This Program targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students engaging in giving back to the community from which they come.

Fields of study supported

Master’s Programme in:

School of Engineering

•  MEng (Chemical Engineering)

•  MEng (Civil Engineering)

•  MEng (Computer Engineering)

•  MEng (Electrical Engineering)

•  MEng (Electronic Engineering)

•  MEng (Industrial Engineering)

•  MEng (Mechanical Engineering)

•  MEng (Mining Engineering)

•  MEng (Metallurgical Engineering)

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

•  MCom (Accounting Science)

•  MCom (Financial Science)

•  MCom (Economics)

•  MCom (Informatics)

•  MCom (Business Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

•  MSc (Agric) Food Science and Technology

•  MSc (Agric) Agricultural Economics

•  MSc (Agric) Animal Science

•  MSc (Agric) Plant Pathology

•  MSc (Agric) Soil Sciences

Honours candidates in the above listed programme will be considered if they are prepared to commit to also doing their Masters

Value of scholarship

•  Full tuition fees

•  Accommodation in a UP residence

•  Meals

•  Books & printing materials

•  A modest monthly stipend

•  Medical aid (Ingwe only)

•  Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)

•  Visa costs – International students

The Scholars Program is for first time applicants into postgraduate studies.

Travel grant

Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)

Period of support

For the mini mum period of your degree programme

How to apply

Application for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program can only be submitted after a candidate has been provisionally admitted to a study programme in the field of study that Master Card sponsors at the University of Pretoria. Application form and requirements can be downloaded on the website www.up.ac.za/isd or www.up.ac.za/feesfunding and see External Bursary page.

Contact information

[email protected]  or [email protected]

 

All level of Studies

Take note that the funding opportunities below has various closing dates, some may be as early as March proceeding the year of intended studies.

•  http://bursary.co.za/students-intro-2/ 

•  http://www.careersportal.co.za/bursaries/bursary-guide.html 

•  http://www.careerwise.co.za/index.php?pg=corp_burs

•  http://luckysters.com/bursaries-and-scholarships/

•  http://www.nsfas.org.za/NSFAS/STUDENTS/BURSARIES

•  http://www.gostudy.mobi/default.aspx

•  http://www.sabursaries.com/

•  http://sastudy.co.za/bursaries/

•  http://www.studytrust.org.za/index.php/bursaries

•  http://www.careerhelp.org.za/page/financing-studies/bursary/1155240-List-of-available-bursaries

•  Ruforum Capacity Building in Agriculture Program - http://repository.ruforum.org/documents/ruforum-competitive-grants-system-manual

•  Ivan Karp PhD Research Awards – http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html  or [email protected]

•  The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa -  www.owsd.net  or [email protected]t

•  The Association of African Universities (AAU) Small Grants – www.aau.org

Research Africa Funding Database

Type of scholarship

Masters

Doctoral

Research Africa is a subscription funding database that provides comprehensive listings of more than 7 000 funding opportunities specifically for research. Registrations for UP researchers and postgraduate students are free. Go to the URL below to register for this service.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XBYZD7F 

 

 

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