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Postgraduate degree funding

Bursaries & scholarships

Merit awards

The primary and most substantial form of assistance for Honours, Masters & Doctoral students is granted on the basis of merit.

Merit awards are funded from a variety of sources, and the primary awards that are available to Honours Masters and Doctoral students are applied for via the NRF and MRC. (See/Click Research Scholarships.)

Students should also please refer to the NRF Website - www.nrf.ac.za.

University-sourced merit awards can be applied for only by students who have applied to the NRF. For application procedures see/click on UCT Merit and Need awards.

South African applicants for UCT Merit and Needs-Based awards are required to complete Form 10A:

Closing date EXTENDED TO : 14 November 2016.
Continuing students applying for renewal are required to complete Form 10B.

International and Refugee Students are required to complete Form 10C:

Closing date was: 31 July 2016.
Continuing International and Refugee students applying for renewal are required to complete Form 10F.

Each December individual Faculties make merit awards to graduating students who have performed exceptionally well. The academic departments identify recipients, and an application form for this category of award is not required.

Please refer to the handbook for full details:


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Contact us

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


2017 Fee Adjustment Grant

2017 Fee Adjustment Grant

Booklet 14 – Financial Assistance for Postgraduate Study & Postdoctoral Research handbook (2017/2018)

UCT Booklet 14

Useful international & local scholarship websites

2018 Renewal Table

2018 Renewal Table

Funding your Postgraduate Studies at UCT (brochure)

Funding your Postgraduate Studies at UCT