University of Johannesburg Special Honours Merit Bursaries for Africans (Study In South Africa)

The University of Johannesburg Merit bursary

Course(s) Offered: Health sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Course Level: Undergraduate (Honours)
Provider: The University of Johannesburg
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa offers the UJ Merit bursary for African students interested in pursuing an undergraduate honours degree in selected courses at the University of Johannesburg.

The UJ Merit bursary is awarded directly to the students in response to his/her application. The focus is entirely based on the historical academic performance of the students.

The University of Johannesburg reserves the right to add, withdraw or, in any other way, change any part of any regulation or criteria without prior notification in the UJ Merit Scholarship Program. The University reserves the right to withhold payment of a bursary and to cancel payment thereof.

Students must be registered for the first time for a full-time honours degree (not betch or fourth year of a professional degree) in the following faculties: Health sciences, Humanities, or Sciences; with an average of 65% and above in the third year major in which they are undertaking their honours.

Bursaries will be allocated only for degree courses and formal diploma courses. No bursaries will be awarded for certificate, non- formal diploma, bridging, non-degree and non-subsidised courses.

All qualifying registered students will automatically be evaluated for a UJ merit bursary in the specific academic year in which they register. The onus remains on the student to ensure that the bursary is allocated to his/her account by 31 August of the specific year.

Eligible groups
Citizens of AFRICAN countries

Participating Institutions
The University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Fields of study
Full-time honours degree in the following faculties:
  • Faculty of health sciences
  • Faculty of humanities
  • Faculty of Science
Number of awards
Not specified. Several awards will be granted

Sponsorship duration
This bursary award will cover the whole year of academic studies

If students cancel their studies at the end of the first semester, the second half of the bursary (in respect of the second semester) will not be paid out.

If students cancel their studies before writing the June examinations, the bursary will be cancelled for the relevant semester: in other words, the whole UJ bursary will be cancelled.

If students who receive a bursary do not fulfil their obligations towards UJ without providing plausible reasons, the bursary will not be paid out.

Scholarship benefits
The value of the merit bursary could be affected due to registration for more or fewer modules – it could be of lesser value or even unsuccessful.

Method of Application
Students must first submit an application to be accepted for an Honours degree within the specific departments. If a student is accepted or conditionally accepted in the academic department, a UJ Honours bursary application form may be obtained from the faculty representative and completed.

Completed forms with the required attached documents must be submitted to the faculty representative. The documents to be attached are: 
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s ID or passport;
  • A signed and stamped letter of acceptance into an Honours programme from the home department;
  • A signed and stamped official academic record.
It is important to read the information brochure, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information

Applications must be submitted by the faculty-specific deadline as indicated. However, as a general rule, the application deadline is July 31, 2011

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. Prior to the merger, the Daveyton and Soweto campuses of the former Vista University had been incorporated into RAU. As a result of the merger of Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), it is common for alumni to refer to the university as RAU.

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

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