University of Pretoria Bursary for African/International Students in South Africa, 2018


The University has seven campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation, such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital. Central administration is located at the Hatfield Campus.The University of Pretoria offers more than 1 800 academic programs in two of the official languages, namely Afrikaans and English. (Some programs and modules are offered only in English.)In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa and we have maintained this status.The University of Pretoria celebrated its Centenary in 2008.The academic programs of the University are offered in nine faculties, as well as a business school. The faculties comprise a total of 140 departments and 85 centres, institutes and bureaus. UP is at the forefront of tertiary education in the country and collaborates with world-class partners to ensure continued excellence in learning and teaching.


 Students who register for Honors, Masters or Doctoral degree programs at the University of Pretoria (hereinafter “UP”) may be considered for award of these bursaries.  Students who are admitted or registered by 28 February of the academic year will be taken into consideration in the first round of the nomination process for the Master or Doctoral bursary.

 Students who are admitted or registered by 31 March of the academic year will be taken into consideration in the second round of the nomination process for the Master or Doctoral bursary, pending the availability of budget.

 For students who are nominated by the Faculty through the above mentioned first round and second round processes, eligibility will be verified before the award is finalized.

 Students registering for special study programs including diplomas, certificates and non degree purpose studies, are not eligible for these bursaries.

 Students enrolling for an undergraduate bachelor’s degree (irrespective of the study period) do NOT qualify for an honours bursary in their final bachelor year.

 Students who already hold a postgraduate degree at the same level or higher level will not be awarded these bursaries.

 Doctoral students holding a UP Doctoral Research Support Bursary will not qualify for a UP Postgraduate Bursary.

 Students other than those qualifying for the Honors Merit award who qualify for UP Personnel Waivers will not qualify for a UP Postgraduate Bursary.

 Students who are provisionally awarded the bursary and who do not have outstanding debt on their UP student account, will have their financial registration block lifted in order to register for the new academic year without having to pay the initial registration fee.

 Bursary funds for eligible, provisionally awarded students will be disbursed to a student’s account upon submission of the completed agreement form to the Postgraduate Scholarship office during the first semester. Agreement forms will be forwarded to provisionally awarded students.


Doctoral: R16 000.

Research Masters: R15 000.

Masters by coursework: R10 000.


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