Ad Hoc Bursaries and Scholarships

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PhD Scholarship FOR ACADEMIC STAFF tenable in the UK 2019

PhD Scholarship FOR ACADEMIC STAFF tenable in the UK 2019

Stellenbosch University (SU) has been invited to nominate 1 candidate for Doctoral study in the UK in 2019.


All nominated candidates should hold full-time university teaching posts at SU at the time of their application, to which they intend to return following any scholarship. Full details of the scholarship is available on the website and in attached document. The following link will grant direct access to the mentioned scholarship At the bottom of the webpage is information on HOW TO APPLY.



  • Candidates must hold, or expect to hold by October 2019, a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard or a second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (normally a Master’s degree).
  • Candidates must be able to take up their awards at the commencement of the academic year in September/October 2019, deferments are granted in only the most exceptional circumstances, and will not be considered for start dates beyond January 2020.
  • The Commonwealth Scholarships are offered under six themes:

1. Science and technology for development

2. Strengthening health systems and capacity

3. Promoting global prosperity

4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance

5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises

6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

  • Commonwealth Scholarships are aimed at individuals who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. Every applicant will be required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK. No candidate with the independent means to study in the UK should be nominated to the CSC
  • All PhD candidates must provide a supporting statement from a named supervisor from at least one of the UK universities to which they are applying. If a supporting statement is not provided for their first choice university, the CSC reserves the right to place the candidate at another institution for which they have a supporting statement.


How to apply:


Target: Postgraduate students
Deadline: 19 December 2018
More Info: Click here


A4U Erasmus+ grant 2019

A4U Erasmus+ grant 2019

Alliance 4 Universities has been awarded funds under Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme (Action KA107). Through these funds, students and staff from partner universities in Russia, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Iran and Malasia and from A4U universities have the opportunity to participate in mobility schemes.

Target: PhD  students 
Deadline: 23 January  2019
More info: Click here 
Agreement  Form 


National Research Foundation Bursary

National Research Foundation Bursary

The National Research Foundation  is awarding bursaries to students pursuing full-time, honours and final year B Tech studies at South African public universities. These bursaries are only awarded to South African citizens and South African permanent residents, and are awarded as Block Grants to South African public universities. Eligible applications will be recommended for funding through the Block Grant.

Target: Honours and final year B Tech studies
Deadline:14 December 2018
More info: Apply  here

Postharvest Technology Postgraduate Bursaries

Postharvest Technology Postgraduate Bursaries

The South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Postharvest Technology ( focuses on cross-cutting innovative technologies for cool chain management, measurement and control of postharvest quality in the agricultural and horticultural industries. SARChI Postharvest Technology is seeking to award the following grantholder-linked postgraduate bursaries in 2019 for full-time study at Stellenbosch University:

Target: Postgraduate students 
Deadline: 31 December 2018
More info: Click here 

Southern Cross University Tuition Fee Scholarship

Southern Cross University Tuition Fee Scholarship

Applications for 20 full Tuition Fee Scholarships are now open for international students wishing to study Higher Degree Research awards (Professional Doctorate, Masters by Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy) at Southern Cross University in Australia.

Southern Cross University is one of the leading destinations for students seeking high-quality education at an Australian University. Our campuses are located on the east coast of Australia, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

Studying at Southern Cross University will enable you to engage with and be supported in your studies by specialist staff and supervisors who are world leaders in their field.

Important points to consider:

  • There will be no tuition fees if your application is successful (this is a saving equivalent to AUD $52,000.00 for Masters by Thesis Degree, and AUD $104,000.00 for a Doctoral degree).
  • You will need a student visa which can be obtained once you have an approved letter of offer.
  • You will need to prove that you can finance your own living costs.
  • You will need to cover your own Overseas Health Care expenses.
  • You will need to cover your travel expenses to and from Australia.
  • The applicant will need to meet our English language requirements if English is not their first language.

Click here for more information. Download an application form here.


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