University of Pretoria PhD Scholarship for African Scholars to Study in South Africa

PhD Scholarship for African Students

Course(s) Offered: Environmental Economics
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: University of Pretoria
Country to Work in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The University of Pretoria is very happy to announce the offer of a number of Doctoral Scholarships for African Students at the university.

Under this program, PhD Scholarships will be offered to African candidates intending to pursue PhD studies in environmental economics.

Eligible candidates for the doctoral scholarships who meet up with the eligibility criteria as outlined below should send in their applications for consideration.

University of Pretoria Doctoral Scholarships for Africans

Eligible candidates include all African scholars who have been admitted or will be admitted for PhD studies at the University of Pretoria.

The scholarship will be designed to reward especially those with strong academic performances in their bachelors and masters degrees.

Selection criteria:
Selection will be done by the CEEPA Secretariat and will be on a competitive basis and taking into account gender and geographical considerations.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL African countries

Participating Institutions
University of Pretoria, Pretoria; South Africa

Fields of study
Doctoral level research work in Environmental Economics

Number of awards
There will be two doctoral scholarships each year over the life of the project.

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship is granted for a maximum duration of 3 years.

Scholarship benefits
This scholarship provides a subsistence allowance of R3000.00 per month plus all other costs associated with the study program such as tuition, registrations, medical cover and travel costs.

Method of Application
Applications for admission to the University of Pretoria PhD in Environmental Economics can be made online at

Applicants must separately send to CEEPA the following required documents no later than end of December of the year preceding the year of admission to and commencement of the PhD program.
  • expression of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • transcript of grades from previous degrees (copies)
  • proof that admission to the PhD program has been (or will be) granted at the University of Pretoria
  • reference letters with at least one coming from the University that awarded the highest attained degree
  • Letter detailing proposed research area
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply for this doctoral award.

Applications must be concluded no later than end of December of the year preceding the year of admission to and commencement of the PhD program.

The University of Pretoria is a multi campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.

The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status.

Application Deadline: 31 December 2011
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

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