Postgraduate degree funding
Bursaries & scholarships
International & refugee scholarships
Closing date: 31 July (preceding the year of study)
A limited number of scholarships are available to graduates who are not South African citizens. These are awarded on a competitive basis and preference is given to senior candidates.
All UCT International and Refugee Students' Scholarships are supplementary. Students who apply must have the means to fund their studies. The scholarships are renewable for the duration of the course of study, if satisfactory progress is maintained, for one year at honours level, two at master's level and three at doctoral level. Applicants must apply for full-time admission through the UCT Admissions Office or the Faculty Office. Late applications are not accepted.
Applicants can download the International Students Scholarship application form below.
Funding is available for refugees in South Africa. The scholarships awarded on a yearly basis. The applicant's country of origin has no bearing on the award of scholarships, but proof of Refugee status is required.
Funding is available for postgraduate studies only. The bursaries are awarded on a yearly basis. The applicant's country of origin has no bearing on the award of bursaries.
Please refer to the handbook for full details:
Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office:
Funding your Postgraduate Studies at UCT (brochure)