UCT allocates a variety of postgraduate funding awards for South Africans and permanent residents through Form 10A. These awards are allocated based on merit, financial need, or both.
The majority of these awards can only be awarded to applicants who also apply for government funding through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). Note that the NRF deadline for master's and doctoral support is significantly earlier than the deadline for UCT merit and needs funding.
Awards range in value from small supplementary amounts up to larger amounts which may cover up to the full cost of attendance (FCOA). These FCOA awards are reserved for applicants who qualify for both academic merit and financial need. In addition, a small number of Vice-Chancellor Scholarships, which also cover full cost of attendance, will be awarded to academically exceptional applicants.
Continuing students applying for renewal are not required to complete these forms and will be contacted to complete Form 10B at the appropriate time.