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University of Pretoria 2020 UP Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarship

Organisation : University of Pretoria
Name Of The Scholarship : 2020 UP Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarship
Applicable for : Commonwealth Countries
Closing Date : 2nd September 2019
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UP Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarship

The 2020 call for the UP Commonwealth Scholarship for incoming Doctoral students who wish to do their studies at the University of Pretoria in 2020 is open. Current 2019 registered Master and Doctoral students at UP is NOT ELIGIBLE. Do not apply!

Related : CFA Institute Access Scholarship 2019 :

The University of Pretoria has an established reputation for academic excellence, particularly in relation to its major research activities.

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Closing Date

The closing date : 2 September 2019
No late and incomplete applications will be considered.


** The UP Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are citizens of Commonwealth countries.
** Applicants must conduct their studies at the University of Pretoria to commence in 2020.

** Applicants must have completed the degree that will give them admission to a doctoral programme no more than two years prior to their application for the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship.

** Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at the time of application.
** PhD and Masters students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are not eligible for the Doctoral Scholarship.

Value of Scholarship

The value of this Doctoral Scholarship will be R170 000 p.a.

This amount must be used to cover the following student costs :
** Accommodation and living costs
** Fees p.a.
** Medical Aid
** Books/Stationery
** Research costs will be covered by the Supervisor

Period of support

** The scholarship funding will be for a maximum period of support of three academic years. Awardee to complete the Doctoral studies within the minimum required period of three academic years.

** An extension request will only be considered under exceptional cases by the incumbent submitting a written motivation supported by the supervisor.
** The extension request will be considered by the University’s Institutional Selection Committee in October.

Application Form :
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Application Procedure

** In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates must submit the following documentation to the University of Pretoria;

Application form for the UP PhD Commonwealth Scholarship Attached to the application form the following :
** The UP Online application Ref “T” number or 2020 student number (if available)

** A written motivation from the prospective Doctoral supervisor that applicant will be supervised by them and research funding is available.
** An outline (one A4 page), of the proposed research work.

** Curriculum Vitae (CV) – no more than 3 pages
** Proof that study leave will be granted if the scholarship is awarded. (if applicable)
** Copy of passport
** Full academic transcripts of all qualifications obtained. (not certificates)

Above documents to be sent as a single pdf to Leanne.vanzyl AT
Subject Heading : UP Commonwealth
** 2x completed reference forms from two different academics/supervisors who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic performance.

Selection Criteria

Award of this scholarship will be based on :
** Academic performance.
** Potential to undertake advanced research activities.
** Leadership qualities.

** Evidence of research accomplishment at the masters’ level by means of publications or other appropriate products of the work undertaken.
** Prizes and honours received.

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