Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

By | August 1, 2019

Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 65% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2020, to apply for the following Postgraduate Scholarships.

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

HONOURS: R80 000            MASTERS: R90 000                        DOCTORAL: R100 000

ALLAN GRAY Honours and Masters: for designated groups in the Commerce Faculty

HENDERSON Honours, Masters and Doctoral: for the Faculties of Science and Pharmacy, plus Accountancy and Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty

RHODES UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE Honours, Masters & Doctoral: for all Faculties

ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES SCHOLARSHIPS Doctoral: for designated groups in all Faculties; awarded initially for PhD (R100 000 p.a.), which can be extended to a one year Postdoctoral award. Focus is on developing future academics and researchers.

There  are specific criteria & conditions for each of the Scholarships. Please consult the website for the Application form and further details: http://www.ru.ac.za/research/postgraduates/funding/internal/

Please read the criteria for the various programmes carefully BEFORE applying, such as eligibility concerning citizenship, degree and subject choice.

Application procedure: A covering letter with a completed application form (see below, together with all the relevant documents in Section D) needs to be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za in one combined PDF (& not a zip file) on or before the closing date.

Only ONE application is necessary as you will automatically be nominated for each award for which you qualify. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Applicants do not need to wait for the June results in order to apply. Those not registered at Rhodes University in 2019, are requested to submit the mid-year results as soon as they are available.

Honours applications: selection is based primarily on undergraduate marks. Letter of support from an academic staff member from the department supporting your Honours application is required.

First year Masters or PHD in 2020: A letter of motivation from your supervisor in support of your application. A report from your current supervisor of the Honour/Masters research project is required (where relevant).

Funding 2nd yr Masters/ PHD 2 or PHD 3 in 2020: A letter of support from your supervisor is required.

Renewal applications: Please submit Renewal request (A Personal Motivation), progress report from scholar and progress report from supervisor.

Applications Form: RU Scholarship Application Form 2020 (one form only required for all 4 programmes)


  1. Allan Gray Guidelines 2020
  2. Henderson Guidelines 2020
  3. RU Postgraduate Guidelines 2020
  4. Atlantic Philanthropies Guidelines 2020

NOTE: Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Rhodes University

Tel: 046-603 8755; Fax: 046-603 8822;   email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za