The University of Pretoria is a research intensive university. Hence, it is seeking candidates for doctoral studies who will make significant contributions to its research endeavour. As part of South Africa’s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, the University of Pretoria has made funds available for two doctoral scholarships for students coming from Commonwealth Countries (excluding South African students). This scholarship will be known as the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
The University of Pretoria has established a reputation for academic excellence, particularly in relation to some of its major research activities. Information about these research activities can be obtained from the website of the University.
|Applications open||Mid-February of the year preceding study|
|Applications close||20 August of the year preceding study|
|Eligibility||• Citizens of the Commonwealth countries may apply. South African citizens are not eligible.
• The scholarship is tenable at the University of Pretoria.
• Applicants must have completed a degree that will give them admission to a doctoral programme a maximum of three years prior to their application for this scholarship.
• Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at the time of application.
• Master’s and PhD students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are NOT eligible to apply.
|Fields of study supported||Any academic field|
|Value of scholarship||R150 000 p.a.|
|Period of support||3 years|
|How to apply||Information on: www.up.ac.za/feesfunding (link – Postgraduate funding, External Bursary page)|
|Contact information||Leanne van Zyl
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6639