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Call for applications: Full-time doctoral scholarships
Author: Tanja Malan
Published: 14/08/2018

The Graduate School for Arts and Social Sciences is a HOPE Project initiative in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University to strengthen and advance doctoral training and scholarship in Africa.

More than 200 doctoral scholars from 18 African countries, including South Africa, have enrolled in this scholarship programme since 2010. A total of 114 have successfully graduated, of which 83% completed in three years or less.

Suitable candidates who are citizens of any sub-Saharan African country are invited to apply for three-year full-time doctoral scholarships in the research programmes of the Faculty to commence studies in January 2019. Scholarships are available to the value of R 420 000.00 over three years.

Collaborative research, supervision and exchange will be encouraged through the Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA) involving leading universities across Africa.

Further information on the partially structured doctoral scholarship programme, eligibility and selection criteria, and application process is available online at