Organisation : Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Announcement : Vice-Chancellors Scholarship 2017
Applicable for : Open to all South African citizens
Closing Date : 18 November 2016
Website : https://www.nmmu.ac.za/
Application Form : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/626-Vice-Chancellor.pdf
** Top performing learners from diverse backgrounds and who intend to study at NMMU in 2017 are eligible to apply for the prestigious NMMU Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship – a bursary to the monetary value of R82 000 per year.
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** The Scholarship is open to all South African citizens, who have passed Grade 12 not more than three years prior to their first year of study at NMMU in 2017.
** Their registration at NMMU must be their first time entering a higher education institution.
Kindly ensure that you have :
** Read and followed the terms and conditions and application requirements for this scholarship;
** Supplied certified copies of all the required documents indicated;
** submitted the completed application form to the Communication & Stakeholder Liaison Division on or before the closing date of 18 November 2016.
** Please e-mail your completed form and supporting documentation to vcs AT nmmu.ac.za or fax it to 041 – 504 2810.
Terms and conditions :
** The primary criterion to qualify as a recipient of this scholarship programme is academic excellence,of which the scholarship selection panel will be the sole judge.
** Up to 25Vice-Chancellor’sScholarshipsmaybegrantedperyearfornew incoming students.
** An NMMU VCS student is normally only permitted to hold one scholarship or bursary.
** Applicants for this scholarship must have already applied to study or have been provisionally accepted at NMMU for an academic qualification in order for their VCS application to be considered.
Monetary value :
** The monetary value of the scholarship programme is R82000per annum, forthe standard duration of your NMMU undergraduate study programme(diploma or degree), up to a maximum duration of four years.
** The scholarship covers all registration and tuition fees.
** The remaining balance can be used for books, accommodation(on-campus or off-campus), meals and transport or as a personal allowance.
Application procedure :
** Candidates must apply on the prescribed Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship application form,which can be obtained from your school principal, NMMU’s Communication &Stakeholder Liaison division or downloaded from the NMMU website, before the indicated closing date.
** All applicants will be notified in writing or via sms.
Selection procedure :
** A selection panel convened by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) will consider applications for the scholarship and make recommendations for approval by theVice-Chancellor.
** The selection panel will meet in November/December o feach year to compile aprovisional shortlist based on applications received.
** Only 100 applicants are shortlisted during this meeting to be further considered.
** The final decision will however, only be made once the provisional shortlisted applicants’ final Grade 12 exam results have been received (in January).
** It is during this meeting that the final scholarship recipients will be identified and awarded the scholarship based on their final exam results.
Criteria for selection :
** The Scholarship is open to all South African citizens,who matriculated in 2014, 2015or 2016enteringhigher education in 2017for the first time.
** A provisional list of recipients is compiled based on the results they have achieved in their final Grade 11, Grade 12 June and Grade 12 September exams.
** The general guideline for selection is that a Grade 12 learner should preferably obtain an overall academic aggregate of75% or higher in either their Gr 11 final or Gr 12 examination(s) in order to be considered for one of the available places in this scholarship.
** Candidates writing the Cambridge Examinations should preferably obtain an average of 80% and higher for both IGCSE and HIGCSE and AS results.
** If a candidate on the provisional list does not achieve an aggregate of 75% or higher in the final Grade 12 examination, he/she may still qualify for the scholarship if the selection panel is satisfied that he/she has nevertheless achieved acceptable academic excellence.
** The Scholarship panel may,if justified by circumstances which are in its opinion exceptional,deviate from the provisions of the policy.
Important dates :
** The closing date for applications is18 November 2016(Late applications will not be accepted).
** Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their application; however we will attempt to notify successful applicants telephonically as soon as possible following the release and receipt of the final matriculation results.
Contact details :
completed application to:
Communication & Stakeholder Liaison Division
Summerstrand North Campus,
NMMUNew Admin Building,
Tel: 041 504 3430/3084
Fax: 041 504 2810
E-mail: vcs AT nmmu.ac.za