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Postgraduate Masters and Doctoral funding

Postgraduate students at CPUT are exceptionally well supported by a wide range of bursaries funded by external organisations and by the University.

They are also offered excellent residence accommodation and international student assistance. Please contact Hombakazi Mbolekwa (MBOLEKWAP@cput.ac.za) on the D6 campus or Mrs Marilyn Daries (DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za) on the Bellville campus.

Further, postgraduate students qualify to apply for research running costs from the Research Directorate. Click here to visit their website.

The CPUT Postgraduate Bursary Application 2021 ( Masters and Doctoral only) is now open.

Eligibility criteria:

Full-time students primarily and part-time students with special circumstances may apply.

When awarding bursaries the following criteria will be used as well.

  • 93% South African students and permanent residents, 7% international students.
  • 50/50 gender split as well as consideration to persons with disabilities.
  • The amount given to successful applicants will be based on the registration fee + study fee + housing fee of the student in 2021.

The application link is: https://opa.cput.ac.za/index.php/student-bursary

The closing date for the Bursary Call is 6 June 2021.

The NRF 2021 Calls for Honours, Masters and Doctoral are open - please read: NRF Bursary Calls 2021

Please take note of the Internal closing date for applications.

Opportunity Fields/ Target Internal closing date Documents

CPUT Postgraduate Bursary 2021

Registered /Prospective Masters and Doctoral students

6 June 2021

Call open

NRF 2022 Calls for Honours, Masters and Doctoral are open

Registered /Prospective Honours, Masters and Doctoral students 30 June 2021

NRF Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral 2022

Registered Masters and Doctoral students 30 June 2021

SARAO HCD Applications for Honours Scholarship for 2022

Registered /Prospective Honours students

24 June 2021

SARAO HCD Applications for Masters Scholarship for 2022

Registered /Prospective Masters students 30 June 2021

SARAO HCD Applications for Doctoral Scholarship for 2022

Registered /Prospective Doctoral students 30 June 2021

NRF Honours

13 November 2021

NRF applications: please read the following documents for information relating to a pending call to enable applicants to submit applications on the NRF online application system.

General_Application_Guide 2021_Ver 4.1-27_Mar_20.pdf

NRF_Postgraduate_Scholarships_2021_Frequently_Asked_Questions.pdf