University of Pretoria Commonwealth Postdoctoral Scholarships for International Study in South Africa

UP Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Any discipline(s)
Course Level: Graduate (postdoc fellowship)
Provider: University of Pretoria
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa, is happy to announce the Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants at University.

As part of an initiative by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the University of Pretoria has made funds available for the postdoctoral scholarship for a citizen coming from a Commonwealth Country (excluding South African citizens).

The University of Pretoria regards itself as a research intensive university. Hence, it is seeking candidates for postdoctoral research who will make a significant contribution to its research endeavours.

University of Pretoria Commonwealth Postdoctoral Scholarships

To be eligible, the following applies:
  • The Postdoctoral Scholarship will be awarded to a citizen from a Commonwealth Country other than South Africa.
  • The Postdoctoral Commonwealth Scholar must conduct his/her research at the University of Pretoria.
  • Applicants must have completed their doctoral studies within five years prior to their application for the Postdoctoral Scholarship.
  • Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at time of application.
  • Doctoral students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are not eligible for the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Postdoctoral Scholarship.
Selection criteria:
This scholarship will be known as the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Postdoctoral Scholarship and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY Commonwealth country (EXCEPT South Africa)

Participating Institutions
University of Pretoria (UP), Pretoria, South Africa

Fields of study
Postdoctoral research level study on any topic of mutual interest. Check from the research website of the University

Number of awards
Only one award will be granted

Sponsorship duration
Inquire from the university

Scholarship benefits
Funds are available to cover all research expenses. Remuneration will be at internationally agreeable level

Method of Application
Interested applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. You will need to download the application form from the official UP website (link to it is below). You must fill it in fully and correctly, and mail it to the address on the form, on or before the deadline date below. Please carefully read through the fellowship guidelines before you apply here(pdf).

All applications must bear a postmark of 10th June 2011, at the latest

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: 10 June 2011
Open to International Students: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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