A limited number of scholarships are available annually to international and refugee students for postgraduate study in any discipline at UCT. As there is only one call for applications each year, it is important that the application procedure is strictly followed. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and preference is given to senior candidates.
All UCT international and refugee students' scholarships are supplementary as a contribution towards Cost of Attendance. Students who apply must have the means to fund their studies.
Honours – R25 000
Master’s – R30 000
Doctoral – R35 000
The scholarships are renewable for the duration of the course of study, if satisfactory progress is maintained, for 1 year at honours level, 2 at master's level and 3 at doctoral level. Students who are eligible for renewals of awards made, may apply for such renewals by completing Form 10F.
Applicants must apply for full-time admission through the UCT admissions office or the faculty office. Late applications are not accepted.
Closing date: 31 August (preceding the year of study)
Application for 2023 academic year has CLOSED
If you are a Master's by Research or Doctoral applicant and have a prospective/established supervisor, please download Section E
The applicant's country of origin has no bearing on the award of scholarships, but proof of refugee status is required
Please refer to booklet 14 (see right column) for full details