UJ Honours Programme Funding Opportunities

By | August 4, 2021

UJ Honours Programme Funding Opportunities

The Honours degree at UJ focuses on preparing students for research and postgraduate study in a field of their choice. The learning experience at UJ helps Honours students to deepen their understanding of the subject matter in their respective fields. UJ Honours graduates are extremely well versed in their subject matter, have fine-tuned research and critical thinking skills, and are ready for the next phase of their journey.

The Postgraduate School (PGS) provides support to the University of Johannesburg’s Honours students. This is done through the Postgraduate Fund Management (PFM) area. PFM is responsible for communicating the various postgraduate funding options made available at UJ for the Honours level of study.

Click here to view the Postgraduate Funding Opportunities PDF document

Honours Bursaries and Scholarships

Please note that all funding opportunities advertised below are prefixed with the closing date for applications/submissions. Please read the relevant opportunity for more details:

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DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme

The call for the 2022 DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme is out for applications. Honours/4th year Engineering/Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctoral students who will enrol for one of the listed courses or students whose research interest is within the research areas listed in the attached advert are welcome to apply.

Please click on the provided link below to complete an online application:

https://www.csir.auraams.app

Click here to view the advert

Click here to view the guidelines document

Closing Date 31 August 2021

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AFRICA SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE MOBILITY (ASIM) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Call for applications.

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ASIM is the consortium of four (4) Universities (Ardhi University, Covenant University, University of Johannesburg, University of Malawi – The Polytechnic, and an EU Technical partner (Leeds Beckett University), under the European Union Commission Grant on Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. ASIM invites suitably qualified and highly motivated applicants from Africa into its Masters and PhD degree programs as a strategy to increase the talent pool of expertise in infrastructure and to develop the capacity of African Higher Education Institution (HEI) to deliver sustainable infrastructure education.

To view the call document please click here 

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NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2022 Academic Year

University of Johannesburg Closing dates

Scholarship Category Opening date UJ Internal Closing date
Honours Scholarships 1 Apr 2021 17 October 2021
SARAO Honours Scholarships 1 Apr 2021 21 June 2021

 

The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2022 academic year. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application.

The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. The entry age requirement is 28, 30 and 32 years or younger for honours, master’s and doctoral studies respectively, in the year of application, regardless of the first year of registration. Successful applicants will be funded either at Full Cost Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study (PCS). The FCS funding will be awarded to South African citizens and Permanent Residents only, who are either financially needy (i.e., those whose combined household family income is less or equal to R350 000 per annum), living with a disability or exceptional academic achievers. However, the PCS funding will be awarded to 5% of international students including South African citizens and Permanent Residents who could not be funded under FCS but meet other minimum requirements for the NRF scholarship funding criteria. Scholarships are intended to support honours, masters and doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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The NRF has phased out the block grant nomination process as well as the grant-holder linked modalities of funding postgraduate students in 2020. All the postgraduate students will be expected to apply on the NRF Online Submission System by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/No manual applications will be accepted.

Students’ Applications Closing Date: Each University set their own internal cut-off dates for students’ applications and the applicants must abide by the dates provided on the table above to meet the University of Johannesburg deadlines.

Please refer to the application and funding guide and framework documents when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

For enquiries, applicants can contact the Postgraduate School on the below details.

Postgraduate School contact persons

Mr. Thabiso Masango: Telephone: 011 559 3287

Email Address: thabisom@uj.ac.za

 

Mr. Boitumelo Mokoena: Telephone: 011 559 4530

Email Address: bjmokoena@uj.ac.za

 

Ms Charlotte Motinyane: Telephone: 011 559 4530

Email Address: cmotinyane@uj.ac.za


Links

Application and Funding Framework

Frequently Asked Questions

NRF Statement of expectation for Postgraduate Training

SARAO Postgraduate Scholarships Application Guide for the 2022 Academic Year

DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Application and Funding Guide for 2022

NRF Recognised Higher Education Institutions(HEIs)

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