Student Funding: bursaries & loans

Bursaries: master's and doctoral degrees


Unisa master's & doctoral bursary

The closing date is 31 January 2019. Please note that only online applications will be considered.

Click here for the 2019 M&D motivation form, which must be completed by both the student and the supervisor. The completed form must be submitted online as part of the application process.


Master's by dissertation and doctoral study & for experimental research bursary

Please take note of the following criteria for the master's by dissertation and doctoral study & the experimental research bursary:

  • The applicant must have obtained 24 credits for the research proposal module at Unisa (please note that this bursary does not cover the cost of the research proposal module).
  • This bursary does not cover the cost of any coursework master's qualifications.
  • A supervisor's report is required for both first-time bursary applicants and applicants re-applying for the bursary. The report must recommend financial support on the basis of quality submissions in terms of research chapters submitted, data analyses, and so on.
  • The applicant must have approval by the Master's and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on academic progress, standard of work submitted, prioritisation of research fields, innovative specialisations and appropriate methodology.
  • Awards are dependent on the availability of funding.
  • The closing date for applications is 31 January 2019. No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
  • An application for funding should be submitted each year, together with a budget that does not exceed the amount stipulated per year.

For more information and for the conditions of the bursary:
Experimental research bursary conditions | Master's by dissertation and doctoral study bursary conditions

Click here to apply online for the bursary.


Master's by coursework bursary

The closing date is 31 January 2019. Please note that only online applications will be considered.

 

You may be eligible for a bursary if you comply with the following criteria:

  • You have passed two modules towards a coursework master's degree.
  • You have a report from your supervisor which recommends financial support on the grounds of academic performance in the coursework modules you have already passed.
  • You have approval by the Master's and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on the coursework modules you have already passed and your supervisor's report.

Click here for more information.

Click here to apply online for the bursary.


Last modified: 2019/02/27