Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 65% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies , to apply for the following Postgraduate Scholarships.

  • HONOURS:  R50 000
  • MASTERS:    R70 000                      
  • DOCTORAL: R90 000

Honours and Masters: for designated groups in the Commerce Faculty

Honours, Masters and Doctoral: for the Faculties of Science and Pharmacy, plus Accountancy and Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty

Honours, Masters & Doctoral: for all Faculties

Doctoral: for designated groups in all Faculties; awarded initially for PhD (R100 000 p.a.), which can be extended to a one year Postdoctoral award abroad valued at $25 000. Focus is on developing future academics and researchers.

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There  are specific criteria & conditions for each of the Scholarships. Please consult the individual links below for further details.

Please read the criteria for the various programmes carefully BEFORE applying, such as eligibility concerning citizenship, degree and subject choice.

Application procedure:covering letter with a completed application form (link below) needs to be completed (together with all the relevant documents in Section D) needs to be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za in PDF format (not a zip file) on or before the closing date. Only ONE application is necessary as you will automatically be nominated for each award for which you qualify. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

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Applicants do not need to wait for the June results in order to apply.

Honours applications: selection is based primarily on undergraduate marks. Letter of support from an academic staff member from the department supporting your Honours application is required.

First year Masters or PHD : A letter of motivation from your supervisor in support of your application. A report from your current supervisor of the Honour/Masters research project is required (where relevant).

Funding 2nd yr Masters/ PHD 2 or PHD 3 : A letter of support from your supervisor is required.

Renewal applications: Please submit Renewal request (A Personal Motivation), progress report from scholar and progress report from supervisor.

NOTE: Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

  • RU Scholarship Application Form
  • Allan Gray Guidelines
  • Henderson Guidelines
  • RU Postgraduate Guidelines
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Guidelines
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Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Rhodes University

Tel: 046-603 8755; Fax: 046-603 8822;   email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

List of All Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Rhodes University NSFAS Application

List of Other Rhodes University  Bursaries , Loans and Scholarships

NSFAS Application for Universities and Colleges in South Africa

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