May 7, 2015

University of Johannesburg URC International Scholarships for Non-South Africans to Study in South Africa

URC International Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (master’s, PhD)
Provider: URC / UJ
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The URC International Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to non-South African students currently registered for Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

This scholarship is targeted at international students, however, with a strong preference for African students who are NOT from South Africa (i.e. students from SADC member states and other African countries).

Students who meet the criteria indicated on the eligibility requirement section of the Guideline (also reflected below in this article) are welcome to apply for the URC International Scholarship.

University of Johannesburg URC International Scholarships

Eligibility
In order to qualify, students must:
  • Not be South African citizens or permanent residents. Students from SADC and other African countries should be given preference.
  • Be registered for a full-time Master’s or PhD and within the following term:
    • Master’s–within two years from first date of registration for the degree
    • Doctoral–within three years from first date of registration for the degree
  • May not hold any bursaries, awards, assistantships or emoluments concurrently with the URC international scholarship, which bind him/her to enter the service of any organisation upon completion of his/her studies. In addition, the scholarship may not be held concurrently with any other NRF, university or Government funded scholarship/bursary.
  • Have an average of at least 60% in the previous degree.
  • Registering for the first time for the specific level of study.
  • The scholarship-holder may not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the scholarship, but he/she will be allowed to undertake a maximum of twelve hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average during the year of study, and he/she may be remunerated for his/her services, provided that he/she is reimbursed at the normal university tariff for services rendered.
  • All awardees will be required to enter into a signed agreement with the University of Johannesburg.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (preference to African countries)

Participating Institutions
University of Johannesburg (UJ), Johannesburg, South Africa

Fields of study
All Master’s and Doctoral level studies

Number of awards
There are six scholarships available for Master’s students and two for Doctoral students

Sponsorship duration
Funding is provided for one year and is renewable for subsequent years within the term of the degree (indicated on the official Guideline) and is subject to sufficient progress and availability of funds.

The scholarship amount is available in two portions, one per semester.

Scholarship benefits
The value of the scholarships are:
  • Master’s = R65,000
  • PhD = R95,000
Method of Application
To apply, interested students must submit a nomination form. Two steps are involved:

1). NOMINATION PROCESS
The nomination form must be completed electronically by the student and signed by the student and Dean of the Faculty.

Forms must be submitted with attachments to Ms Dudu Mbatha at the Postgraduate Centre, APK Library, Level one).

2). SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Fill Out the Application Form.

Completed applications forms together with the requested documents can be hand delivered to the Postgraduate Centre, Kingsway Campus, Nano Building Resolution Circle, Auckland Park to Ms Dudu Mbatha’s attention (rdmbatha@uj.ac.za).

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information, to download the 2015 URC International Scholarships Guideline Document, and also to access the 2015 URC International scholarship application form.

DEADLINES:
The application closing deadline date is May 15 2015

PLEASE NOTE:
The successful candidates are selected by a panel of university officials. The panel decision is final. Feedback is not provided to unsuccessful candidates. If you are not contacted directly within four weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

The University of Johannesburg (known colloquially as 'UJ') is a public university located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The University of Johannesburg came into existence on 1 January 2005 as the result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University.

The URC International Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to non-South African students from Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other African countries currently registered for Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in South Africa for International Students

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