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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Bursaries are offered for our 2018 MPhil Programme in Health Innovation | All disciplines are eligible | Apply and join us next year.

Bursaries are offered for South African citizens and permanent residents. Black South Africans are encouraged to apply. Value: R70,000 per year for two years.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

UCT Internal Closing Date: 14 July 2017

The core mandate of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to promote and support research through funding, human capital development and the provision of the necessary facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of research.  In order to realise this mandate, the NRF has made substantial commitment and investment towards supporting emerging researchers to intensify and strengthen African and global networks.  This is in line with the National Development Plan 2030, and the national priorities as set out in the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MSTF). The continuous improvements in research and innovation set South Africa on a competitive platform globally to leverage effective partnerships and funding.    

As part of the “In-Country Scholarship Programme”, in which more than two dozen African universities and university networks participate and which annually supports some 1000 African postgraduates, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the NRF is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies at South African universities. The programme is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the NRF. The scholarship is aimed at future academic staff development without neglecting other sector demands for academically trained personnel.

All South African applications must be submitted through an online application process to the NRF at

Detailed call documents are available for download on that web page.

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.

UCT PGFO Contacts:

  • Bongiwe Ndamane
  • Tel: 021 650 3926
  • Email:
  • Desne Jodamus
  • Tel: 021 650 2206
  • Email:
Wednesday, 31 May 2017


NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2018

UCT Internal Closing Date: 7 July 2017

Please note that due to the volumes of requests that Student Records Office receives, it takes 4 working days to process requests for official transcripts. This turnaround time is not negotiable. Please be sure to submit your request for transcripts well before any NRF deadlines.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce the call for scholarship applications for 2018 in the following categories: Free-standing, Innovation, and Scarce Skills Development fund Masters and Doctoral Scholarships; as well as Scholarships for Freestanding Doctoral Studies Abroad.

The NRF makes funds available to support NRF Freestanding, SSDF and Innovation (including DST Priority Research Areas) Masters and Doctoral (including Doctoral abroad) candidates for the 2018 academic year.  Masters and Doctoral scholarships are awarded through a competitive process following a merit review process. However, NRF Freestanding Masters bursaries are released as block grants to South African public Universities.

These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies. In addition, the NRF makes funds available to support a small number of scholarships for full-time Doctoral studies abroad, with the objective of increasing the number and quality of Doctoral graduates in South Africa. Applicants to this funding instrument will need to ensure that supplementary funding is secured, as the NRF scholarship may not cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses abroad. Furthermore, the number of Doctoral abroad scholarships to be awarded will be limited due to budget constraints.

For more details, applicants must read the NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund (SSDF) Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Framework Document which highlights the eligibility criteria and requirements for each funding instrument.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at: and follow the application process set out in the Application and Funding GuideAll applicants must consult with his/her proposed supervisor in the process of submitting an application to ensure that the supervisor is in agreement with the scientific aspects contained in the application and, the proposed work plan for completion of the degree.

The submission deadline for applicants is 7 July 2017 (UCT Internal Closing Date) for funding in 2018.

Contact Persons

Ms Bongiwe Ndamane: Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office (PGFO), UCT. Telephone: 021 650 3926. Email:  

Ms Desne Jodamus: Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office (PGFO), UCT. Telephone:

Monday, 9 January 2017

Please note that the application and admission process for the Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management has changed with effect of December 2016.

Most importantly, first contact questionnaires are not required and will not be accepted anymore.

The new process is described in detail on the the HTM Schedule and Admission web page.