Postgraduate Bursaries

Master’s and doctoral bursary

2022 bursary application period

The 2022 UNISA Postgraduate Bursary Application period will be open from 1 November 2021 to 31 January 2022

N.B: Only online applications submitted via myUnisa link will be considered. No hard copy or e-mail applications will be considered.


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About the bursary

The master's and doctoral bursary aim to assist students with their research activities and tuition fees, enabling them to register for and complete their degrees.

The bursary is intended to provide financial support to South African and international master’s and doctoral students, subject to eligibility, academic performance, and the availability of funds.

Bursary guidelines, terms, and conditions

Click here for the bursary guidelines, terms, and conditions.

Please note: 

  • Awards are dependent on available funding.
  • M&D by research
      • Only students who have completed their research proposal are eligible for the bursary
      • Prioritisation will be given to students with positive outstanding supervisor’s report.
  • Master’s by coursework
      • Only students who have completed their research proposal are eligible for the bursary (for Master’s by coursework students doing research).
      • Prioritisation will be given to outstanding students with a higher average of their entire Postgraduate Diploma/ Honours qualification and/or Master’s by Coursework modules (for Master’s by coursework students still doing modules).
  • No late and/or incomplete applications will be considered. 
  • If you need assistance in applying for a bursary, please go through the M&D Bursary Application Roadmap Guide before you contact the Postgraduate Bursaries Administration.
  • Application outcomes will only be communicated to you via your myLife email account.

Last modified: 2021/11/18