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
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
Honours, Master's and Doctoral degrees are supported (excluding postgraduate diplomas, certificates or advanced
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.
Closing date: 31 October 2023
Outcomes are available from December to February of each year. Please contact Mrs Tammy Abrahams (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information regarding the bursary.