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The Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is designed as a collaborative initiative to support, foster and strengthen our postgraduate talent, enhance student access and promote research excellence. This programme offers various scholarships to postgraduate students across all faculties, including Honours, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, or both. The values of the scholarships vary depending on the availability of funding, with some offering partial funding and others offering full funding. 

The application process is open from August to October each year, and successful applicants are notified from December to March. 


  • ​​​​Each faculty determines its academic requirement(s); typically a minimum of 65% average in your previous degree
    (or your major) is required.
  • Students must intend to register for full-time studies (no part-time programmes are supported unless stated otherwise). 
  • ​Honours, Master's and Doctoral degrees are supported (excluding postgraduate diplomas, certificates or advanced bachelor's degrees).
  • ​Applicants may not be employed for more than 20 hours per week.
  •  ​​Focus on further developing research excellence at our institution​


  • ​​Scholarships vary depending on the availability of funding. ​
  • Partial and full scholarships are available based on academic performance/financial need.​


Call announcement open 01 September 2023 on the website https://www.sun.ac.za/pgo/funding
Closing date: 31 October 2023 ​

Outcomes are available from December to February of each year. Please contact Mrs Tammy Abrahams (tammya@sun.ac.za) for more information regarding the bursary.