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Bursaries & scholarships

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Postgraduate Scholarships 2023
​​Sponsored by Correlation Risk and FirstRand

The closing date for these bursaries is 30 November 2022. Only students who applied for Masters or Honours programmes in the Department may submit an application. The bursary is only awarded to successful applicants for the Postgraduate programmes of the Department.

Flyer of Scholarships

Application form in MSWord

Application form in PDF



Undergraduate bursaries and scholarships
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Faantjie and Lettie Pretorius Bursary

This bursary is only for third-year students in Mathematical Statistics or Statistics.

Prof Faantjie Pretorius was the first Professor in Statistics and founder of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at  Stellenbosch University. His heirs are sponsoring a bursary to a third-year student in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics. Merit and the financial situation of an applicant are considered in allocating the bursary. 

​​Applications are still closed and will open only in 2023.



SU Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023 

The Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) is one of the University's flagship scholarship programmes. It aims to support its vision of becoming a leading research-intensive institution by supporting a pool of emerging research talent amongst our postgraduate students. All scholarship awards will be made on the condition that the applicant meets all the requirements of the scholarship as well as the admission requirements of the relevant degree programme. 

Please note that there are two separate application processes: the application for postgraduate study (degree programme) AND the application for this scholarship programme.

The application documents can be accessed here.

Closing date: 31 OCTOBER 2022

Students pursuing postgraduate studies in Honours, Master's or Doctoral degrees in 2023 may apply in accordance with the faculty criteria provided in the call document.

For futher information, please contact:

Mrs Tammy Abrahams: tammya@sun.ac.za (Coordinator: Institutional Scholarships)

Mr Jongisizwe Ndlebe: postgradfunding@sun.ac.za (Administrator: Postgraduate Funding)



Departmental postgraduate bursary

Postgraduate bursaries of the Department. Download application form below:

Applications only open in 2023.