Master’s & Doctoral Degree’s Scholarship at University of South Africa

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This is to bring to the notice of the public, entry into the 2019 Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships at the University of South Africa. Qualified candidates can now apply for the postgraduate program. The scholarship is thus available to South Africa students.

The sole aim of this scholarship is to promote the development of postgraduate training and to meet the specific needs of the country in collaboration with international partners, the higher education sector and industry.

University of South Africa is one of South Africa’s leading research and teaching institute. We strive for academic excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century now, we have educated and worked with outstanding persons to deliver knowledgeable leadership for a better world.

Description of Scholarship

  • Deadline for Applications: Oct 24, 2018
  • Course Level: The scholarship is open to those who seek to pursue the postgraduate degree program.
  • Study Subject: The scholarship is available to study the entire subject offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Value: The scholarship is worth up to 50,000.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not known.
  • Nationality: The scholarship is open to South African citizens only.
  • Scholarship will be taken in South Africa
  • Countries Eligible: The scholarship is available to South African citizens only.

 

Scholarship Eligibility:

REQUIREMENTS:

The applicant must meet the following criterions to be eligible:

  1. Applicants must be fully registered full time for a master’s dissertation in 2018.
  2. Applicants who are all registered for the proposal module are not eligible to apply for the program.
  3. Applicants who registered for their degree before 2017 are also not eligible to apply for the Program.
  4. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.
  5. Preference will be given to students that were previously funded by NSFAS or the University Financial Aid Scheme (proofs must be attached).
  6. Applicants’ research should be aligned with one of the National Research Priorities areas.
  7. Bursaries are not awarded for parallel degrees. That is, a second degree at the same level of a degree already held by the applicant.
  8. The bursary-holder may hold bursaries, awards, assistantships and receive emoluments from private institutions in conjunction with the NRF Scholarship. The bursary may not be held concurrently with any other NRF or government-funded scholarships.
  9. Bursars are NOT allowed to be employed on a full-time basis (this include interns, postgraduate student assistants or any other form of employment where they are remunerated), may only undertake a maximum of 12 hours per week of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstrating duties.
  10. In line with the South African equity targets, NRF Freestanding bursaries will be approved according to the following set equity targets: 80% blacks, 55% women, 20% white and 4% students with disabilities.
  11. In line with the South African equity targets, the Innovation Block Grant is awarded to South African citizens / South African permanent residents, 13% to foreign nationals, 5% to SADC, 4% to the rest of Africa and 4% to students outside Africa. In addition, DST-NRF Innovation bursaries will be approved according to the following set equity targets: 80% blacks, 55% women, 20% white and 4% students with disabilities.

Procedures for Application

How to Apply: Complete the form and submit it to the Unisa Research Support Directorate with the required documentation by 24th of October 2018:

  1. 2018 proof of registration on the University letterhead
  2. Certified copy of South African ID
  3. Full academic record on the University letterhead
  4. Proof that the applicant was previously funded by NSFAS or University Financial Aid Scheme (this is only applicable to students that were previously funded by NSFAS).
  5. Affidavit from a police station (confirming that you are NOT full-time employed during 2018 academic year (you do not hold any full-time salaried job).

Click here to view application form

For more information, visit the Scholarship Link

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