University of Pretoria Doctoral Scholarships for African and International Scholars to Study in South Africa

Human Economy Programme Doctoral Scholarships – Call for applications

Course(s) Offered: Human Economy (Humanities, Social sciences, etc)
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: University of Pretoria
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Research Programme has funds for doctoral scholarships for research on topics relevant to the current themes (see below).

Applications for the Human Economy Doctoral Scholarships are invited from suitably-qualified candidates.

University of Pretoria Doctoral Scholarships

Applications from African, and particularly black South African, candidates are encouraged.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a discipline that provides appropriate preparation for research on the below-named themes. Such disciplines include, but are not restricted to, Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, History, Geography, and Sociology.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (ESPECIALLY Africans)

Participating Institutions
University of Pretoria, Pretoria; South Africa

Fields of study
Doctoral level research on Human Economy.

Successful applicants will be assigned to doctoral supervisors in appropriate disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities or other faculties in the University of Pretoria, and will be required to participate fully in all Human Economy Research Programme seminars, workshops and conferences.

Research must be on topics relevant to the following themes:
  • Money in the Making of World Society
  • Building a Human Economy in southern and central Africa
For more information on these themes please contact either of the Directors of the programme (Professor Keith Hart (international Director) and Professor John Sharp (South Africa Director). Addresses are as on the official website (link to it is below)

Number of awards
The programme has funds for six doctoral scholarships

Sponsorship duration
The scholarships will be tenable for three years

Scholarship benefits
The amount of the scholarships is R 160 000 per annum, and successful applicants will have access to additional funding for their doctoral research.

Method of Application
Applications should be submitted electronically to both directors of the programme (email addresses on the official website)

Applicants must submit:
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Official evidence of their academic record to date
  • A statement (not more than four pages) of their proposed doctoral research. This must explain how their proposed research relates to one of the themes indicated above, and how their prior study and research prepare them for their chosen topic.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to this doctoral scholarship.

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2015.

Successful applicants will be expected to arrive at the University of Pretoria by the end of August 2015.

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.

UP, as its fondly called, which celebrated its Centenary in 2008, is a leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest in the country. It has seven campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation, such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital.

Application Deadline: 10 April 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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Related: List of Doctoral Scholarships for International Scholars

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