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Scholarships will primarily close in the year prior to your registration and typically opens around May.

FunderDescription Deadline and application forms/links​
2023 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowships​

The program currently operates to strengthen tertiary education in Africa by offering a sequence of fellowship opportunities for promising PhD students to undertake research and make steady progress toward completion of the doctoral degree and one post-doctoral fellowship:

Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship: Supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal
Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: Supports 6–12 months of doctoral dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000
Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Supports a one-year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities through a stipend of up to US$10,000 to permit the completion of a doctoral dissertation
Dissertation-Based Writing Fellowship: Supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to US$3,000​

Deadline: 10 ​​February 2023; Please visit the link here for more information and the application process.​​
PhD Bursary in Journalism​
​The successful applicant will conduct research linked to a multinational research project “Resisting Information Disorder in the Global South”, funded by the International Development Research Center  (Canada) and led by Prof Herman Wasserman.

The applicant’s PhD project should focus on a research problem relevant to the overall research project’s focus. Topics may relate to disinformation, investigative journalism, media policy and regulation, media literacy, inauthentic influence operations, media trust and similar issues.

The bursary is for full-time study for a maximum of three years, at an amount of R200 000 p.a. (renewable annually upon satisfactory progress). This amount may be supplemented by additional remunerated research assistance on the project.

Candidates should submit:

A motivation letter
A brief (2-page) research proposal
Academic records
Two letters of recommendation from academic referees ​
​​Deadline: 15 December 2022; Please see the attached brochure below for more information and how to apply for the scholarship.
IDRC PhD Bursary.docx​​
Study and Funding Opportunity 2023: BSc Honours with a focus in Biomathematics​

BSc Honours with focus in Biomathematics - Study and Funding Opportunity.

Apply now to do a BSc (Honours) in Mathematics with a focus in Biomathematics run by Stellenbosch University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).
Projects are supervised by researchers in the mathematical sciences and/or in biological or biomedical sciences, such as researchers at SACEMA.
Bursaries are available to successful applicants through the National Research Foundation.

Anyone interested should apply for admission to study at Stellenbosch University and the funding from the NRF.

Please take note of the deadlines!
Application to study at SU: 31 October 2022
NRF Funding Application: 20 November 2022
Please see the attached brochure below for more information and how to apply for the scholarship.
BioMath Honours Programme 2023 Flyer.pdf
The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarships for Postgraduate
Local Study .

Scholarships for Honours, Master's and Doctoral Students (and postdoctoral fellows) 
Please see the attached brochure below for more information and how to apply to the scholarship.
The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship

​Deloitte Bursary
​Each year, Deloitte award bursaries to deserving students. Bursaries are awarded to learners studying towards a SAICA accredited Chartered Accountancy stream degree qualification (undergraduate or postgraduate).

The bursary award will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed book and accommodation (to a capped amount).​​

​Deadline: None -  submission of applications are open all year round and students are welcome to apply at any time. Please see the website here for more information and the application process.​​​ ​​​​ ​ 
​DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding

​The DSI and NRF are please to announce a call for applications for the DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2023 academic year. 

​Deadline: Please see the attached brochure below for more information on closing dates and how to apply to the scholarships.
DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding Brochure 2023