UNISA: Postgraduate Bursary 2023/2024 | How to Apply

UNISA: Postgraduate Bursary Application 2023/2024, See How to apply for UNISA: Postgraduate leadership program 2023/2024 here, requirements, eligibility, and application closing date 2023/2024.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university, or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into the study.

UNISA: Postgraduate Bursary Application Details 2023/2024 | How to Apply

UNISA: Postgraduate Bursaries for 2023

Fields of study:

Bursaries will be awarded for Postgraduate studies at Unisa, within ALL fields of study, towards a:

  • Doctoral qualification
  • Honours qualification
  • Master’s qualification
  • Postgraduate Diploma

Requirements:

Postgraduate Diploma and Honours bursary:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed an undergraduate qualification by no later than 31 January 2023
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% for your entire undergraduate degree
  • You must be temporarily registered to study at Unisa by 28 February 2023
  • You must intend on studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma or Honours qualification at Unisa in 2023
  • You must NOT hold any postgraduate degree at the same level or a higher level
  • You must NOT be registering for a special study programme (certificates and non-degrees)
  • You must NOT be a permanent staff member at Unisa

Masters and Doctoral bursary:

  • You must be a South African citizen or an international student, however, preference will be given to South African students (in an 80/20 ratio)
  • You must have completed your Research Proposal Module by no later than 31 January 2023, if applying for the M&D research
  • You must have completed a Honours or Postgraduate Diploma qualification by no later than 31 January 2023, if applying for Master’s by Coursework
  • You must be temporarily registered to study at Unisa by 28 February 2023
  • You must intend on studying towards a Master’s or Doctoral qualification at Unisa in 2023
  • You must NOT hold any postgraduate degree at the same level or a higher level
  • You must NOT be registering for a special study programme (certificates and non-degrees)
  • You must NOT be a permanent staff member at Unisa
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The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses, in order to allow Unisa students to register and complete their qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Diploma and Honours bursary: tuition fees only
  • Master’s degree by research and experimental research bursary: tuition fees and research essentials (capped at R55 000) over the first 3 consecutive years of study
  • Master’s degree by coursework bursary: tuition fees and research essentials (capped at R25 000) over the first 2 consecutive years of study
  • Doctoral degree by research bursary: tuition fees and research essentials (capped at R80 000) over the first 4 consecutive years of study
  • Doctoral degree by experimental research bursary: tuition fees and research essentials (capped at R120 000) over the first 4 consecutive years of study

The College of Graduate Studies (CGS), partnered with the Division of Student Funding, is committed to jointly managing the postgraduate bursary processes, via the Postgraduate Bursaries Administration. Together, the CGS Postgraduate bursaries Administration and the Division of Student Funding (DSF), will decide on the amounts awarded to successful applications.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application via their myLife email account.

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