University of Cape Town / A W Mellon Foundation Honours Scholarships for South Africans

A W Mellon Foundation Honours Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Humanities
Course Level: Undergraduate (Honours)
Provider: A W Mellon Foundation
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The University of Cape Town, in partnership with the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, is making this call for scholarship applications for Honours scholarships at University of Cape Town.

Students who are considering study towards the Honour’s degree in 2012 are encouraged to apply for the A W Mellon Foundation Honours Scholarships whether or not they know if they have been accepted for Honour’s study. Awards offered are only valid and can only be claimed if the applicant is accepted by the relevant academic Department.

The award of signi´Čücant funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation is for strengthening scholarship in the faculty. Eligible students of South African origin are encouraged to apply for the A W Mellon Foundation Honours Scholarships.

To qualify for the A W Mellon Foundation Honours Scholarships, you must fulfil these Criteria:
  • Merit and/or Financial Need
  • Full-time registration at UCT for Honours study
It is important to note the below:
  • Successful students will qualify for a needs-based subvention if gross family income and/or income from all sources is less than R200,000 per annum.
    Family income and support must be declared and supported by documentary evidence.
  • Students who declare that they are independent from their families do not qualify for needs-based support but may qualify for a merit award.
  • Students whose financial need is caused through life-style choices (dependents, choice of housing, etc) do not qualify for needs-based support but may be eligible for a merit award.
Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa

Participating Institutions
University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Fields of study
Undergraduate honours level studies in the Humanities

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Covers duration of the course

Scholarship benefits
This funding will enable emerging researchers in the faculty to travel abroad and extend international collaboration. Additionally, the funding will be used to further strengthen departmental research cultures by bringing outstanding fellows to UCT for brief periods.

Method of Application
To apply, you need to download the scholarship application form from the official website (link to it is below), fill it in completely and then return to the university selection panel by post.

Last day to apply is 31 October 2011

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College making it the oldest higher education institute in South Africa, it is jointly the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa alongside Stellenbosch University which received full university status on the same day in 1918. UCT is the highest-ranked African university in most international rankings.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2011
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY S/Africans)

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