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UP Postgraduate Bursaries 2018 : University Of Pretoria

Organization : University Of Pretoria
Scholarship Name : UP Postgraduate Bursaries 2018
Applicable For : Masters or Doctoral degree programmes
Scholarship Deadline : 28 February 2018
Website : http://www.up.ac.za/en/funding/2474294/2018-up-postgraduate-doctoral-and-master-bursary-conditiona
Download Conditions : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/9113-bursaryPG.pdf

UP Postgraduate Bursaries

** Students who register for Masters or Doctoral degree programmes at the University of Pretoria are automatically considered for this bursary but no guarantee that an award will be granted.

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** In order to be considered for the 2018 awards, ensure that you have been admitted or register at UP by end 28 Feb or 31 March 2018. The nomination processes will commence for Master coursework, Master Research and Doctoral awards as from March 2018 onwards. Only nominated awardees will be communicated from March 2018 onwards through to April of their provisional award for 2018.

** All students who are provisionally awarded the 2018 Bursary MUST be registered by end of April 2018 for the award to be finalized.
** Provisionally awardees will need to complete an agreement that will be forwarded to their primary email address as per the UP Peoplesoft system.

Eligibility & Conditions

** Students who register for Honours, Masters or Doctoral degree programmes at the University of Pretoria (hereinafter “UP”) may be considered for award of these bursaries.

** Students who are admitted or registered by 28 February of the academic year will be taken into consideration in the first round of the nomination process for the Master or Doctoral bursary.

** Students who are admitted or registered by 31 March of the academic year will be taken into consideration in the second round of the nomination process for the Master or Doctoral bursary, pending the availability of budget.

** For students who are nominated by the Faculty through the above mentioned first round and second round processes, eligibility will be verified before the award is finalized.
** Students registering for special study programmes including diplomas, certificates and nondegree purpose studies, are not eligible for these bursaries.

** Students enrolling for an undergraduate bachelor’s degree (irrespective of the study period) do NOT qualify for an honours bursary in their final bachelor year.
** Students who already hold a postgraduate degree at the same level or higher level will not be awarded these bursaries.

** Doctoral students holding a UP Doctoral Research Support Bursary will not qualify for a UP Postgraduate Bursary.
** Students other than those qualifying for the Honours Merit award who qualify for UP Personnel Waivers will not qualify for a UP Postgraduate Bursary.

** Students who are provisionally awarded the bursary and who do not have outstanding debt on their UP student account, will have their financial registration block lifted in order to register for the new academic year without having to pay the initial registration fee.

** Bursary funds for eligible, provisionally awarded students will be disbursed to a student’s account upon submission of the completed agreement form to the Postgraduate Scholarship office during the first semester. Agreement forms will be forwarded to provisionally awarded students.

The Bursary is awarded for the following periods :

DegreePeriod of bursaryMaximum period to complete degree

before

breach of agreement

Honours1 year2 years
Masters2 years1 year beyond the minimum period for the specific Masters degree
Doctorate3 years4 years

** No correspondence will be entered into regarding the maximum period allowed for completion of the degree and retention of the bursary, except in exceptional extenuating circumstances. In such cases, an appeal may be submitted immediately to the Postgraduate Scholarship Manager at DRIS with a motivation from the student and supported by the Dean.

** If a student fails to comply with any of the conditions of the award, terminates their studies, or does not complete the course within the prescribed period, their UP Postgraduate Bursary will be cancelled for all the years the bursary was granted, and the total bursary value will be debited to the student account.

Honours Level – UP PG Merit Bursary

** This bursary is available to all eligible Honours students of all nationalities.
** No application is required. DRI will inform each awardee by email of the bursary.

** Merit bursaries for Honours students will be awarded automatically to eligible students who completed their previous undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA/degree average of at least 75%. The GPA/degree average is determined by the Faculty during admission based on previous academic records.

** Honours students must register by 28 February 2018 to be eligible to receive the merit award and have it paid into their student account.

** Should a holder of the Honours Merit bursary terminate or not successfully complete their studies, for whatever reason, the bursary will be cancelled and the award amount will be debited on the student account.

** The Honours Merit Bursary value for 2018 is R9 000 and is awarded for one year of study.
** The bursary may be supplemented by other funding sources external to UP, within the specific rules of those sources.

Honours Level – UP PG Equity Merit Bursary

** The purpose of this bursary is to encourage promising Black (African, Coloured and Indian) South African students to undertake postgraduate studies.

** All students admitted for Honours programmes, who are South African citizens and permanent residents, in these equity groups, will be considered.
** No application is required. DRI will inform each awardee by email of the bursary.

** Honours Equity Merit bursaries will be awarded automatically to eligible students who completed their previous undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA/degree average of at least 65%. The GPA/degree average is determined by the Faculty during admission based on previous academic records.

** Honours students must register by 28 February 2018 to be eligible to receive the merit award and have it paid into their student account.
** Should a holder of the Honours Equity Merit bursary terminate or not successfully complete their studies, for whatever reason, the bursary will be cancelled and the award amount will be debited to the student account.

** The Honours Equity Merit Bursary value for 2018 is R8 000 and is awarded for one year of study.
** The bursary may be supplemented by other funding sources external to UP, within the specific rules of those sources.

Masters & Doctoral Level – UP PG Bursary

** The Masters and Doctoral UP Postgraduate bursary is intended to financially assist postgraduate students with their tuition fees, irrespective of nationality.

** To be considered, Masters and Doctoral students must have completed their previous level degree with a cumulative GPA/degree average of at least 65%. The GPA/degree average is determined by the Faculty during admission based on previous academic records.

** Master and Doctoral Postgraduate bursaries are finalized by a committee coordinated by the Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education, on the recommendation of the Dean, and dependent on availability of funds.

** The University of Pretoria gives no guarantee that bursaries will be awarded to all eligible students. Awards are granted on the basis of academic performance and research priorities, within the available budget.

** Successful nominees will be informed via email of the provisional award.
** Admitted students who have been provisionally awarded the bursary must register for their relevant study programmes by 30 April 2018 (the year for which the award is made) in order for the award to be finalised.

The values of these bursaries in 2018 will be as follows :
Doctoral: R16 000
Research Masters: R15 000
Masters by coursework: R10 000

Renewal Of Up PG Bursary

** Masters and Doctoral students who have previously received a UP Postgraduate bursary are automatically considered for the renewal award. No application is required.

** A renewal bursary is granted only for the 2nd year Masters, or 2nd and 3rd year PhD students who have previously received the UP Postgraduate Bursary and still comply with the conditions.

** In order to receive the renewal bursary students must ensure that a satisfactory progress report for the previous year has been recorded on the PeopleSoft system by their supervisor by, 30 January each year.
** Returning postgraduate students must re-register for their relevant degree by 28 February of each academic year for the renewal to be activated.

** Eligible returning students who do not re-register by 28 February will be in breach of their agreement for all previous years UP Postgraduate Bursary awards given. The bursary award will be cancelled and the award amount will be charged to the student account.

** Students eligible for the renewals, who do not have outstanding debt on their UP student account, will have their financial registration block lifted in order to register for the new academic year without having to pay the initial registration fee.

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