July 28, 2010

South Africa: Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships for South African Students

Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Doctoral
Provider: Fuchs Foundation
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
Applications are invited for the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships awarded for studies at a South African University.

This article outlines conditions governing the award of the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships and its Application Process Guidelines.

The Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships are available to post-graduate students who have already, or intend to register for Doctoral studies at a local South African university.

Only South African Citizens are eligible to apply.

The scholarship is awarded for full-time Doctoral studies only.

Selection Criteria:
The scholarship is awarded based on the following selection criteria:
  • Academic achievement/excellence (a minimum requirement of a Masters degree, passed with distinction or 75% average)
  • Economic merit (preference will be given to economically deprived applicants).
Applicants must also be willing to be interviewed by a selection panel in November 2010, during which qualities of intellect, leadership, character, social skills and merit of the proposed study/research project will be assessed.

Eligible groups
Citizens of South African ONLY

Participating Institutions
Any accredited South African university

Fields of study
The scholarship is awarded in any academic field of study/Doctoral program formally registered with a South African university.

Number of awards
Not specified, please inquire from providers

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship is awarded for a period of 2 years, of which the second round is payable based upon satisfactory academic performance (based on the submission of a progress report and as motivated/substantiated by the Promoter of the student).

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship Value of this award is R50 000 per annum.

Method of Application
Application forms are available from each local university’s Postgraduate Student Aid/Financial Assistance/Bursary/Scholarship Office.

The application form should be accompanied by a copy of the student’s identity document, a photograph, a formal academic record of all previous studies, 2 referee reports, confirmation of acceptance for the Doctoral study/program and an Executive Summary of the proposed research project/study.

Applications should be submitted by mail directly to:

Doctoral Scholarships,
The Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation
P O Box 1910,
Halfway House, 1685.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 October 2010

The scholarship is awarded for full-time Doctoral studies only.

Applicants will also be required to enter into an agreement, confirming his/her undertaking to apply the benefits of their studies/research outcomes as part of a career based in South Africa for a minimum period equal to the tenure of the scholarship.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2010
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY South Africans)

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