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Study-In-South-Africa: 2023 Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship for African Students

The 2022 Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship is ongoing for interested and eligible candidates of African origin willing to study in South Africa.

The Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship will provide up to $24,871 (ZAR 420,000) in funding to selected Master’s and PhD students who will be commencing their programmes at the university in 2023.

In addition to study fees and an allowance, the scholarship may include research activities with your supervisor, such as a writing retreat, conference attendance, and publication costs to the value of $3,108.87 (ZAR52 500), based on the application made for these funds during the study period.

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Scholarship Details:

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, a limited number of full-time scholarships for PhD studies.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University is also pleased to announce, in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a limited number of full-time scholarships for Masters (full thesis) or PhD studies.

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Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the scholarship at Stellenbosch, you must satisfy the following:

  • should have obtained at least 70% in the final year of the previous completed degree
  • be of African origin
  • not be older than 30 to apply for a Master’s scholarship and not older than 35 to apply for a PhD scholarship.
  • be able to commence studies in February 2023 (subject to possible COVID-19-related delays).
  • submit an application to study at Stellenbosch University in addition to this scholarship application.

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Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • MA & PhD “Turning the ti​​de” Scholarships
    • PhD scholarships: R357 500.00, over three years. (In addition to study fees and an allowance, the scholarship may also include research activities together with your supervisor, such as: a writing retreat, conference attendance and publication costs to the value of R52 500, based on application made for these funds during study period.)
    • MA scholarships: Up to R160 000, over 18 months to two years. (In addition to study fees and an allowance, the scholarship may also include research activities together with your supervisor, such as: a writing retreat, conference attendance and publication costs to the value of R20 375, based on application made for these funds during study period.)
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    • PhD scholarships: Up to R420 000, over three years. ​

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form
  • A sample of your writing:
    • MA thesis for PhD applicants
    • Honours research essay for MA applicants
    • Any published academic articles related to your application
  • A motivation letter (not longer than 600 words);
  • A pre-proposal (or research idea) of no more than 500 words describing your proposed research question. You should discuss the unique contribution your research will make to the existing body of knowledge in this field of study, the problem statement, the methodology / theoretical framework / philosophical underpinnings you intend to use and the feasibility of your study.
  • A certified copy of your full academic transcript;
  • A certified copy of your MA degree certificate – or foreign equivalent (if you have completed the qualification but have not yet obtained the certificate, official proof from the institution concerned that the degree will be delivered before March 2023);
  • A certified copy of your South African ID or International passport (for international students).

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Method of Application

Applicants must apply to study at Stellenbosch University in addition to this scholarship application. Applicants are not required to be registered or to have a supervisor. They should, however, inform themselves regarding the availability of suitable supervisors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in their particular field of research, before submitting an application.​

Begin your application by using the link provided below if you are interested and qualified.

Deadline: August 30, 2022

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