By | July 14, 2017

Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships 2017/18.

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 65% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2018, to apply for the following Postgraduate Scholarships.
Closing Date: 14 July 2017

  • HONOURS:  R50 000
  • MASTERS:    R70 000                      
  • DOCTORAL: R90 000

Honours and Masters: for designated groups in the Commerce Faculty
Honours, Masters and Doctoral: for the Faculties of Science and Pharmacy, plus Accountancy and Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty
Honours, Masters & Doctoral: for all Faculties
Doctoral: for designated groups in all Faculties; awarded initially for PhD (R100 000 p.a.), which can be extended to a one year Postdoctoral award abroad valued at $25 000. Focus is on developing future academics and researchers.
There  are specific criteria & conditions for each of the Scholarships. Please consult the individual links below for further details.
Please read the criteria for the various programmes carefully BEFORE applying, such as eligibility concerning citizenship, degree and subject choice.
Application procedure:covering letter with a completed application form (link below) needs to be completed (together with all the relevant documents in Section D) needs to be emailed to in PDF format (not a zip file) on or before the closing date. Only ONE application is necessary as you will automatically be nominated for each award for which you qualify. Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants do not need to wait for the June results in order to apply.
Honours applications: selection is based primarily on undergraduate marks. Letter of support from an academic staff member from the department supporting your Honours application is required.
First year Masters or PHD in 2018: A letter of motivation from your supervisor in support of your application. A report from your current supervisor of the Honour/Masters research project is required (where relevant).
Funding 2nd yr Masters/ PHD 2 or PHD 3 in 2018: A letter of support from your supervisor is required.
Renewal applications: Please submit Renewal request (A Personal Motivation), progress report from scholar and progress report from supervisor.
NOTE: Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Rhodes University
Tel: 046-603 8755; Fax: 046-603 8822;   email: