The major sources of merit-based awards are the 2 state-funded research councils:
The NRF offers the following honours, master's and doctoral opportunities:
UCT Internal Closing Dates
31 October 2019
Masters (first time applicant)
1 August 2019 (DATE CHANGE)
Doctoral (first time applicant)
05 July 2019
Masters and Doctoral Extension
Doctoral Abroad (NRF-Nuffic)
31 May 2019
30 September 2019
For more information regarding the requirements for the MRC's 2 scholarships, please visit the Medical Research Council's website.
UCT research scholarships are intended for students who are eligible for NRF (SET), NRF (SSH) and MRC bursaries but are unsuccessful with their applications.
Students who are eligible but fail to apply in time for the appropriate research council bursary will not be considered for UCT bursary assistance.
Please refer to booklet 14 (see Downloads) for full details.