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.


Commonwealth scholarship for master's and doctoral students

The closing date is 19 December 2018.


The Commonwealth Scholarship for Candidates from Low and Middle Income Commonwealth Countries

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is responsible for the nominations of South African applicants for this scholarship.

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s online application system.
  • The DHET does not require any additional applications to be submitted directly to them. Further details on the selection process will be available on the DHET website soon.

You must submit your application online.

For more information: Master’s degree applicants | PhD applicants


Kader Asmal Fellowship for Master's Degree Studies in 2019 / 2020

The closing date is 31 December 2018.

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa has opened a call for applications.


Background

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, in partnership with Canon Collins Trust, invites applications for scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland commencing in September 2019.


Eligibility

  • Be a South African citizen holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit
  • Have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course at an institute of higher education in Ireland
  • Be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the subject areas listed below
  • Be able to take up fellowship in the 2019 / 2020 academic year
  • Not have already applied for a course at an institution in Ireland – if you have already been admitted to a university you are not eligible

Please note that applicants already in possession of a master's degree are not eligible to apply.


Focus areas

Applications will be accepted from the following focus areas:

  • Business Management; Economics and Finance
  • Agriculture, Food Science; Environment and Rural development
  • Gender and Human Rights
  • Engineering; Sustainable Technology and Resource Management
  • Information system and Communications Technology
  • Tourism
  • LLM in International and Comparative Law


Details of the award

The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover

  • university application, tuition, examination and other fees
  • economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland
  • settling in, books and study allowances
  • accommodation
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover other living expenses for you only
  • the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application


Application process

All applications must be submitted via the following link: http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/apply/scholarship/kader-asmal-fellowship

Any queries should be e-mailed to scholarships@canoncollins.org.uk

Click here for the guidelines for applicants and click here for the directory of postgraduate courses suitable for fellowship awards 2019. No Incomplete or late submissions will be accepted.

* Posted by Mr Tau Moholoopa, Research Grants Assistant, Research Support Directorate, Research Administration: 012 429 3565 / moholt@unisa.ac.za



Last modified: 2018/12/10