You are advised to approach your supervisor and/or head of department for departmental funding support. Funds may be available for specific research programmes or projects. Refer also to section 4b of booklet 14.

Process for departmental scholarships

The departmental scholarships process has changed and is now administered via PeopleSoft. These are detailed in the below infographic for use by students, fund holders and fund administrators.

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Please note: 

  • Departmental scholarships cannot be processed unless a student is registered for the degree for which the scholarship is offered.
  • Similarly a departmental scholarship cannot be processed if an active UCT student fee account has not been generated.

Cash allowance

  1. If the departmental process is not yet complete and the student is in urgent need of funds for living expenses, a cash allowance form – PG018 may be completed for a minimum of R10 000. The PG018 authorises a cash allowance against a guaranteed fellowship/scholarship/bursary. The form may be downloaded from the UCT administrative forms page.
  2. The PG018 form signed by both the student and the fund-holder must be returned, by the fund-holder, via email to pfodept-awards@uct.ac.za for processing via the student's fees account.
  3. IF eligible and approved by the PGFO, the funds will be refunded to the student's personal bank account.
  4. Students must ensure that their South African transactional bank details have been captured in their PeopleSoft self-service profile.
  5. Cash allowances cannot be processed unless a student is registered for the degree for which the scholarship is offered.
  6. A cash allowance cannot be processed if an active UCT student fee account has not been generated.