Faculty rules and regulations
Research support and funding
The Faculty has introduced a number of interventions to support postgraduate students, such as an annual research orientation workshop and a supervisor-postgraduate student service agreement to guide the joint responsibilities with respect to the completion of an MSc or PhD degree.
We offer an incentive programme for PhD students studying in one of the eight Departments of the Faculty of Science who complete their studies within three years (thus in the Departments of Biochemistry, Botany and Zoology, Chemistry and Polymer Science, Earth Science, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics, Physiological Sciences). A limited number of bursaries for new masters and doctoral students are also available.
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Postgraduate research and study in the Faculty of Science are supported by modern equipment that is, among others, generally part of the
Central Analytical Facility (CAF), as well as by highly qualified and experienced staff.
Our research work is strengthened by extensive financial support from the industrial sectors and other organisations. This empowers our research authorities and departments to play a leading role regarding basic and applied sciences in the international field. It also enables the Faculty to support South African and international postgraduate students.