Criteria and conditions:
In line with the university’s funding policy, student funding to postgraduates is provided on the basis of academic merit. Kindly note that a submitted application form does not guarantee a bursary. Only applications received before the closing date will be evaluated for funding. Applications are open from 26 November 2013 to 14 February 2014. Incomplete and late application forms will not be considered.
- Have obtained 24 Credits in the Proposal module at Unisa, please note that this bursary does not cover the Proposal Module.
- This bursary does not cover any Coursework Masters qualifications.
- A supervisor’s report that recommends financial support on grounds of quality submissions e.g. research chapters submitted, data analyses etc.
- Approval by the Masters and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on academic progress, standard of work submitted, prioritisation of research fields, innovative specializations and appropriate methodology.
- Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, the following fields: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics.
- Awards will only be made dependent on available funding.
- Closing date for applications is 14 February 2014.
- No late or incomplete applications will be considered
ii) Bursary Conditions
- All bursary awards, including the first one, are conditional upon receipt of a positive report from the student’s supervisor. Detailed progress reports and re-application forms for each subsequent year of funding, must be submitted to the Directorate Student Funding (DSF) by 14 February of any given year.
- Bursaries are not awarded to permanent staff members of UNISA. They should apply for the master’s and doctoral support programme (MDSP).
- Students who are registered for a second masters or doctoral degree will not be considered for a bursary.
- This bursary will ONLY fund students registered for Masters by Dissertation or Doctoral qualifications
- The bursary is awarded to South African and non-South African citizens, but preference will be given to South African students
- Continued receipt of the bursary is dependent on a favourable supervisor’s report indicating that the recipient is progressing with his/her studies. Preference will be given to existing bursary holders, especially those close to completion.
- Students need to submit a student’s report (Section F) before the application will be submitted for consideration to the Postgraduate Bursary Committee.
- Granting of the bursary is not automatic. Only students who apply by the specified date and have completed the application form will be considered.
- Students are responsible for claiming any credit balances in their student account from the UNISA Finance Department.
- Students will be advised of the outcome within 4 weeks of the closing date.
- By signing the application form, the student indicates that he/she agrees with and accepts the conditions contained therein.
- Masters by Dissertation (Full Research)
- Registration fee for a maximum of 3 years. Research funds totalling
R55,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the
Supervisor and the MDRBC).
- Registration fee for a maximum of 3 years. Research funds totalling R55,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the Supervisor and the MDRBC).
- Doctoral Research
- Registration fee for a maximum of 4 years. Research funds totalling R80,000 (paid out according to an submitted budget approved by the Supervisor and the MDRBC).
Closing date 14 February 2014
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