November 1, 2013

National Institute for Theoretical Physics Bursaries in South Africa for Honors, Masters and Doctoral Students

NITheP Bursary Scheme

Course(s) Offered: Theoretical Physics
Course Level: Honors, Masters, Doctoral
Provider: NRF / NITheP
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) offers bursaries on the Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels for students studying in Theoretical Physics or a closely related discipline. These bursaries are available at ALL South African tertiary institutions for both South African and foreign students.

In cases where there is no formal program in Theoretical Physics, NITheP will endeavour to support graduate projects which qualify as being of a theoretical physics nature by involving co-supervisors from those institutions which do host such programs.

This is a Graduate Bursary Scheme funded through South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF). The value and duration of the bursaries are subject to annual revisions.

Eligibility
Bursaries are open to both South African and non-South African students. However, note that there are limited places for foreign students.

It is important to note that students may not apply for a NITheP bursary if they already hold one of the following bursaries:
  • NRF
  • SKA
  • DST
  • DLL
Eligible groups
Citizens of both South Africa and other countries

Participating Institutions
All recognised South African tertiary institutions

Fields of study
Course work in Theoretical Physics or a closely related discipline

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
The duration of award for the bursaries (subject to annual revisions) are:
  • Honours degree: 1 year full time study
  • Masters degree: maximum 2 years full time study or maximum 3 years part time study
  • Doctoral degree: maximum 3 years full time study or maximum 4 years part time study
Scholarship benefits
The current value of the bursaries (subject to annual revisions) are:
  • Honours degree: R40,000 (per annum) for one year full time study
  • Masters degree: R55,000 (per annum) for maximum two years full time study or R36,666 (per annum) for maximum three years part time study
  • Doctoral degree: R75,000 (per annum) for maximum three years full time study or R56,250 (per annum) for maximum four years part time study
Method of Application
All applications must be done online on the official NITheP website.

When doing the on-line registration form, you will be asked to upload a letter from your Supervisor/HOD in support of your Bursary application.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via an email from Ms Monique Louw.

Should have any problems with the submission of your online application form, please contact Mrs Rene Kotze at 021-808-2653 or renekotze(at)sun.ac.za.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information and also to apply to this bursary.

DEADLINES:
A call for applications will be sent out during September each year and will close at the end of November each year.

Closing date for the 2013/2014 Bursary applications to be submitted is the 30th of November 2013.

PLEASE NOTE:
If you have completed a degree with a NITheP Bursary during a year, and you would like to do a further degree in the next year, you have to complete a new application via the Bursary application form on the official webpage (link to it is below).

Should the demand exceed the available funds, it may be necessary to award smaller NITheP bursaries to individuals who may then supplement them from NRF or related bursaries.

Contact
Please only contact Mrs Rene Kotze if you have a problem with the submission of your online application form via the NITheP website.

For all other queries and communication related to bursaries, please contact Ms Monique Louw moniquel(at)sun.ac.za or 021-808-2649.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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