Bursaries & scholarships

Departmental scholarships

Scholarship process:

Students are advised to approach their Supervisors and/or Heads of Department to enquire about the availability of departmental funding support. Such funds may be available for specific research programme or projects. Refer also to Section 3 of Booklet 14.

Process for departmental scholarships:

  1. Students approach their Supervisor/Co-supervisor and or HoD (herein referred to as the fund-holder)
  2. If successfully awarded, a PG002 claim form (which can be downloaded from the UCT Administrative Forms page) should be completed by the student and fund holder
  3. The fund holder must ensure that all required funds have been transferred to their Departmental Scholarship Fund in SAPR/3 for disbursement
  4. The original PG002 claim form and proof of secured funds in SAPR/3 (as stipulated in No.03) together with ink signatures of both the student and fund holder will be accepted and must be submitted to the PGFO for processing via the student’s UCT Fees Account
  5. Any remaining credit balance after disbursement (as stipulated in No. 4) will be transferred to students’ personal bank accounts
  6. Students are therefore required (See No. 5) to ensure that their banking details have been captured to their Self-Service profile in PeopleSoft
  7. Payment of departmental scholarships take up to 1 week to be processed dependent on whether No’s 3, 4 and 6 have been met
  8. Departmental scholarships cannot be processed unless a student is registered for the degree for which the scholarship is offered
  9. Neither can a departmental scholarship be processed if an active UCT Student Fee account have not been generated
  10. Student may monitor their ‘to do list’ via their PeopleSoft Self-Service profile to be notified of delays affecting the processing of their departmental scholarships

Cash Allowance

  1. In a case where the departmental process (See No. 3 above) is not yet complete and the student are in urgent need of funds for living expenses, a Cash Allowance form – PG018 may be completed for a minimum of R10,000. The PG018 is the authorisation of a Cash Allowance against a guaranteed Fellowship/Scholarship/ Bursary which may be downloaded from the UCT Administrative Forms page
  2. The original claim PG018 form together with the ink signatures of both the student and fund holder will be accepted and must be returned to the PGFO for processing via the student’s UCT Fees Account
  3. On completion of disbursement of funds the PGFO will refund the credit balance to the students’ personal banking accounts
  4. Students are therefore required to ensure that their banking details have been captured to 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 have not been generated

It is important to note that no claim forms submitted via faxed, scanned copies or electronic emails will be accepted.

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