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Prospective PhD Students

The call for applications for 2019 intake opens 03 August 2018.

The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences coordinates a partially structured, full-time doctoral scholarship programme and administers the doctoral scholarships within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University.

Scholarships are made available to suitable candidates for full-time doctoral study linked to the departments and Centres within Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The full-time doctoral study scholarship programme

To be eligible for Graduate School Doctoral Scholarships, the doctoral programme in which the student is enrolled, shall have the following characteristics:

  • The study programme will be a full-time, residential programme, i.e. PhD candidates are required to devote all their time to the doctoral study programme on the campus of Stellenbosch University.
  • The department or entity offering the programme will create an interactive learning environment conducive to advanced scholarship development. This may be achieved inter alia by requiring students to follow the training modules on offer by the Graduate School and to attend and participate in regular postgraduate, departmental, or theme-oriented seminars.
  • The PhD candidates' research topic shall fall within the ambit of one of the Faculty's departments or Centres.
  • Where appropriate and feasible, PhD candidates are encouraged to participate in the Faculty's efforts to form collaborative research projects with leading African universities through PANGeA.

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