Throughout the year, our PG Skills Office (PGO) collates and publishes information on various types of opportunities. Some of these opportunities are managed by the University or the PGO, others are independent opportunities. Please make sure that you contact the relevant person linked to the specific opportunity.

We recommend that you subscribe to Stellenbosch University International's (SUI) Take Note newsletter for further updates on Scholarships and Development Opportunities and that you subscribe to our PG Skills Development programme's monthly newsletter, the Postgraduate Times, for up to date news on Skills Development Events and other related opportunities. See also Conferences, Talks and Lectures and Short Courses.

Call for applications: Funding of research visits of doctoral students from your university at Chemnitz University of Technology

Call for applications: Funding of research visits of doctoral students from your university at Chemnitz University of Technology

Chemnitz University of Technology offers within the project "InProTUC" ("Doing your doctorate at Chemnitz University of Technology) scholarships for PhD-students from its international partner universities, who are planning to conduct thesis-related research at Chemnitz University of Technology. Young academics can spend up to three months at Chemnitz University of Technology for a research visit.

Also graduates from international partner universities of Chemnitz University of Technology who are taking into consideration to do a doctorate at Chemnitz University of Technology are entitled to apply for funding of a contact/information visit at Chemnitz in order to get to know the prospective supervisor and the facilities. These so-called "insight visits" are fundable up to one month.

The research and insight visits have to take place between 1 November 2017 and 31 March 2018. They are funded with a travel allowance and a subsistence allowance according the regulations of the German Academic Exchange Service. You can find further information on the project InProTUC and on the current call for application online: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/zfwn/inprotuc/index.php.en.

Before applying for funding, please find a supervisor at Chemnitz University of Technology willing to host and supervise you while being in Chemnitz.

Closing date:
Applications have to be submitted together with the confirmation of a supervisor at Chemnitz University of Technology on or (best) before 30 September 2017 electronically as one pdf-file via email to Ms. Antje Pfeifer (antje.pfeifer@zfwn.tu-chemnitz.de). For getting information about the professorships and their research focus points in order to apply for supervision of your stay, please

- go to the homepage of Chemnitz University of Technology (https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/index.html.en)

- choose the respective faculty ("Faculty"-button right hand of the university logo)

- and then choose "professorships" on faculty website.

Please address your application for supervision of your research project to the professor personally and attach the common documents (i.a. CV, description of research project related to the research focus points of the professorship, letter of recommendation)

In case of any questions related to the call or the project as well as when having any problem with your application, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Antje Pfeifer (antje.pfeifer@zfwn.tu-chemnitz.de; phone: +49 371 531 34444).

Education Students’ Regional Research Conference (ESRRC 2017)

Education Students’ Regional Research Conference (ESRRC 2017)


The ESRRC is an annual conference for post-graduate students from the four universities: SU; UCT; UWC and CPUT. It is a great opportunity for post-graduate students to share their research and work-in-progress within the community.

Theme: Education in an era of decolonization and transformation: the voice of student researchers


  • 22 July - Abstract writing (10.00 to 12.00) – Prof. Peter Rule [Free attendance, Register by 19 July]
  • 5 August - Presentation skills (10.00 to 12.00) – Prof. Maureen Robinson [Free attendance, Register by 2 August]
  • 2 September – All Day Conference - Abstracts (150 – 200 words) to be submitted by 11 August to Frederick Simasiku via email: 18666167@sun.ac.za.

Conference Registration closing date:
30 August

R120.00 per person

Education Building, Room 3008, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch


To register for the workshops and/or conference contact: Jana Nel jananel@sun.ac.za. Please click here to view the advertisement.

AIDSImpact Conference

AIDSImpact Conference

11/13/2017-11/15/2017,0:00-23:30,Cape Town;


Stellenbosch University and the Human Sciences Research Council will jointly host the 13th AIDSImpact Conference at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town.

Conference theme “What will it really take to end the epidemic?” and a key focus will be consideration of new choices for HIV - for prevention, treatment, and care.


13-15 November 2017

Click here to view the advertisement. For queries, please contact: Ms Zena Jacobs, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Email: zena@sun.ac.za Website: www.aidsimpact.com

TWAS: The World Academy of Sciences

TWAS: The World Academy of Sciences


The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries aims at promoting education and training in research for a sustainable future. 

The TWAS website  www.twas.org has information about programmes such as: TWAS Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships: http://twas.org/opportunities/fellowships TWAS Exchanges/Associateships: http://twas.org/opportunity/visiting-scientist TWAS Research Grants: http://twas.org/opportunities/research-grants TWAS Prizes and Awards: http://twas.org/opportunities/prizes-and-awards

Shut Up and Write sessions

Shut Up and Write sessions

The PG Skills team, in collaboration with the SU Language Centre, are hosting regular Shut Up and Write sessions during the course of the year. 
Shut Ups are typically informal sessions where writers get together on a weekly basis to write! The aim is to create a productive, collegial, enjoyable writing space. All postgraduate students or staff who are writing up their theses, dissertations or articles are welcome. 
There will be a Shut Up and Write session every Tuesday lunch hour during 2017 (unless otherwise stated on this website). 

The next Shut Up and Write session will be 12.45 - 14.15 on 15 August 2017.

RSVP to pgskills@sun.ac.za to find out which venue is being used each week, or follow us on Twitter @PGSkillsStell.
Note: Bring along your laptop or a notebook & your sources to write up your research during this session. 


Pop Up cafés

Pop Up cafés



The Postgraduate Pop Up cafés are informal social gatherings geared towards all SU postgraduate students.

Date:     24 August 2017

Time:     Between 12.30 to 14.00

Place:    Wilcocks building quad

Register for this Pop Up café by 21 August here.

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