Postgraduate Masters and Doctoral funding

 

Call for Applications

 

The CPUT Postgraduate Bursary Application 2022 ( Masters and Doctoral only) is now open.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Full-time students primarily and part-time students with special circumstances may apply (Please specify the special circumstances in the motivation).
  • 93% South African students and permanent residents, 7% international students.
  • 50/50 gender split as well as consideration to persons with disabilities.
  • The bursary covers registration + fees + CPUT residence accommodation or private accommodation ( private accommodation is covered up to R45000).
  • Part-time students are NOT eligible to claim accommodation fees.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

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

The closing date for the Bursary Call is 05 June 2022.

Thank you

Centre for Postgraduate Studies

Call for Applications

DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2023 Academic Year

All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application

 

Who can apply:

  • The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%.

  • The entry age requirement in the year of application, regardless of first year of registration is:

28 years or younger for Honours/BTech only (no advanced diplomas, no postgraduate diplomas)

30 years or younger for Masters

32 years or younger for Doctoral studies.

  • Successful applicants will be funded either at Full Cost of Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study (PCS).

The FCS funding will be awarded to 95% of South African citizens and Permanent Residents only, who are either financially needy (i.e., those whose combined household family income is less than or equal to R350 000 per annum), living with a disability or exceptional academic achievers. However, the PCS funding will be awarded to 5% of international students including South African citizens and Permanent Residents who could not be funded under FCS, but meet other minimum requirements for the NRF scholarship funding criteria.

  • Scholarships are intended to support honours/Btech (not advanced or postgraduate diploma), master’s and doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

How to apply:

All the postgraduate students will be expected to apply on the NEW NRF Connect system by accessing the link: https://nrfconnect.nrf.ac.za/.

No manual applications will be accepted.

Please download and read the following documents::

NRF_Bursary_Calls_2022_for_funding_in_2023.pdf

Frequently_Asked_Questions_Postgraduate_Funding_17_March_2022_Final.pdf

DSI-NRF_Postgraduate_Scholarship_Framework_for_2023_Funding__26_April_2022_FINAL.pdf

ISFAP_Application_Consent_Form_FINAL.pdf

NRF_Statement_of_expectation_for_Postgradute_Training_2023_16_March_2022.pdf

 

Internal Closing Dates:

 

Level of Study Internal closing date
   

Honours

1 November 2022

First time Masters and Doctoral
27 June 2022

NRF Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral

 05 August 2022

Please refer to the Application and Funding Guide and Framework documents when completing the online application form at every step of the process.  Documents available at https://www.nrf.ac.za/funding/call-documents/nrf-call-for-proposals-for-funding-in-2022-and-2023/

For application queries please contact:

Ms Zimkitha Mbunge (Honours/BTech related) at mbungez@cput.ac.za  and Ms Mtembukazi Sibindlana (Masters/Doctoral related) at SibindlanaM@cput.ac.za.

 

Should there still be a need to contact the NRF, below are the contact persons and details:

 

For General honours and NRF-TWAS related enquiries, please contact:

Mr Lehlogonolo Phaahla: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4315.

Email Address: LA.Phaahla@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For General First-time master’s and doctoral, and NRF-DAAD related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Kgaugelo Molepo: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4148.

Email Address: KJ.Molepo@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For master’s and doctoral Extension Support, NRF-SASAC, PDP and NRF-SASOL related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Nontokozo Kunene: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4105

Email Address: NS.Kunene@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For National Skills Fund and NRF-MINDS related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Busisiwe Sibiya: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4166

Email Address: BG.Sibiya@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For Global Knowledge Partnerships related enquiries, please contact:

Mr Nelson Komane: Professional Officer - HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4219.

Email Address: SN.Komane@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For First-time SARChI honours, master’s and doctoral related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Andisiwe Jukuda: Professional Officer – RCCE. Telephone: 012 481 4113.

Email Address: AH.Jukuda@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For First-time CoEs honours, master’s and doctoral related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Malekgotla Finger: Professional Officer – RCCE. Telephone: 012 481 4003.

Email Address: MD.Finger@risa.nrf.ac.za

 

For NRF-SARAO postgraduate scholarship related enquiries, please contact:

Annah Mashemola: Professional Officer, HCD, NRF-SARAO. Telephone: 012 442 2434.

Email Address: amashemola@ska.ac.za