Rhodes University Postgraduate Funding
Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
Rhodes University has set up several scholarship programmes in order to attract excellent students and researchers to further their studies at postgraduate level. The Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarships, Allan Gray Senior Scholarships, Henderson Scholarships and the Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships are the cornerstone of this programme. The Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship is also linked to a staff development programme and staff transformation at the university.
Approximately 40 new awards are made annually covering all disciplines at Honours (R40 000 pa), Masters (R50 000 pa) and Doctoral level (R70 000 pa), in addition to renewals. Approximately R4 million is awarded to such students each year. Scholarship holders are encouraged to be involved within the department’s activities, and are required to teach to a maximum of 6 hours a week within the department, gaining exposure and experience in the academic teaching environment.
Smaller bursaries are on offer and are based on a merit and/or financial need basis. Students can also apply for a study loan or Rhodes University Council loan. These loans are available to those students who essentially are registering full-time and would normally not be able to study if it were not for the assistance of these loans to assist with their tuition costs. In the poorer family situations, an attempt is made to cover the tuition costs fully via the RU Council Loan programme. Sureties are required for the loans.
Further funding for postgraduate study is made available through through External organisations such as: NRF, WRC, MRC and other funding bodies by way of individual bursaries or project linked bursaries.