Bursaries & scholarships

Research scholarships

The major sources of merit-based awards are the two state-funded Research Councils.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers the following:

Honours, Master's and Doctoral opportunities:

NRF Applications

The Medical Research Council (MRC) offers the following:

For more information regarding the requirements for the two scholarships, please visit the Medical Research Council's website Opportunities for research training

Students who are eligible but fail to apply timeously for the appropriate Research Council bursary will not be considered for UCT bursary assistance.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Research Scholarships

UCT Research Scholarships are intended for students who are eligible for NRF (SET), NRF (SSH) and MRC bursaries but are unsuccessful with their applications.

Please refer to Booklet No.14 (see right column) full details.