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APPLYING TO UCT

Funding


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 country of origin is irrelevant, but proof of Refugee status is required.

Funding is available for postgraduate studies only. The bursaries are awarded on a yearly basis. The country of origin is irrelevant.

2017 Applications For International/Refugee Scholarships For Postgraduate Full-Time (Honours, Masters & Doctoral) Students Open - 1 June and will close 31 July 2016.

Please refer to Booklet No.14 Financial Assistance, etc for full details.

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Contact us

Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office:
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View Policies on Funding for Postgraduate Students at UCT

Downloads

Booklet 14 Financial Assistance for Postgraduate Study & Postdoctoral Research handbook (2016/2017)

UCT Booklet 14

Helpful websites if you're searching for International or Local Scholarships

NRF Call for 2015 Annual Progress Reports for 2016 Funding

2015 Year-End Progress Report

Year-End Progress Report

2017 Online Renewal Table

Online Renewal Table

Your A-Z Guide to the Postgraduate Experience at UCT 2014

Your A-Z Guide to the Postgraduate Experience at UCT 2014

Funding your Postgraduate Studies at UCT (brochure)

Funding your Postgraduate Studies at UCT