SACEMA Postgraduate Bursaries for Africans

SACEMA Postgraduate Bursaries

Course(s) Offered: Science, Technology
Course Level: Graduate (masters, phd)
Provider: SACEMA
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) is a national research centre established under the Centre of Excellence programme of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.

The Centre focuses on research in quantitative modelling of the spatial and temporal patterns of disease. The immediate aim of the research is to understand and predict the development of various diseases, and thereby to provide advice on how best to combat them.

SACEMA offers bursary opportunities for postgraduate study.

Students from the following fields are welcome to apply:
  • Mathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Community & Public Health.
However, other students who want to work in the area of mathematical epidemiology are also welcome to contact us.

Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries

Participating Institutions
South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), University of Stellenbosch; South Africa

Fields of study
The research focuses on issues pertaining to HIV, TB and malaria, although not to the exclusion of other epidemiological problems.

Number of awards
Not specified, several will be given

Sponsorship duration
Not specified

Scholarship benefits
The following full-time bursaries are offered:
  • Master’s: (R70 000 per annum for two years)
  • Doctoral: (R100 000 per annum for three years).
Method of Application
To apply, please download and fill in the Application Form from the SACEMA website (link to it is below) or e-mail for a copy.

Applications close on Friday 15th October 2012.
Applications for SACEMA Postgraduate Bursaries for 2013 are now closed.

It is an important part of SACEMA’s mission to attract talented African mathematicians, statisticians and informaticians, equip them for effective multi-disciplinary research, and bring them into genuine engagement with the biological, medical and human realities. Only thus will modelling be relevant, timely and meaningful.

All queries and applications to be directed to

Application Deadline: 15 October 2012
Open to International students: No (ONLY Africans)

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