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The University of Pretoria regards itself as a research intensive university. Hence, it is seeking candidates for doctoral studies who will make significant contributions to its research endeavours. As part of an initiative by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the University of Pretoria has made funds available for two doctoral scholarships for students coming from Commonwealth Countries (excluding South African students). This scholarship will be known as the University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
The University of Pretoria has established a reputation for academic excellence, particularly in relation to some of its major research activities. Information about these research activities can be obtained from the Research website of the University.

1. Eligibility
•The Doctoral Scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are citizens of
Commonwealth Countries.
•Applicants must conduct their studies at the University of Pretoria.
•Applicants must have completed the degree that will give them admission to a
doctoral programme a maximum of three years prior to their application for the
University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship.
•Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age at time of application.
•Masters students currently registered at the University of Pretoria are not eligible for
the Doctoral Scholarship.

2. Value of Doctoral Scholarship
The value of this Doctoral Scholarship will be R 100 000 per annum.

3. Supplementary Funds
The holder of this scholarship may hold supplementary bursaries/ grants/scholarships.

4. Period of support
The scholarship will be for a maximum period of support of three academic years.

5. Application Procedure
In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates must submit the following
documentation to the University of Pretoria;
•An agreement in principle from a suitable academic supervisor at the University that
the candidate can work under their supervision.
•Provide an outline (one A4 page), of the research work that they wish to undertake
•Complete and sign an International Postgraduate Application Form. (This form can
be obtained from the Client Service Centre, Hatfield Campus and also on the
website of the University of Pretoria (
•Curriculum Vitae (CV) – no more than 4 pages
•Certified copy of passport
•2 Letters of reference from Academics/Supervisors at the Master’s level who have
current knowledge of the applicant’s academic performance. Referees should be
asked to comment on the following aspects of the candidates qualities:
o Their past academic performance
o Their research ability as evidenced by their masters studies
o Their suitability for the study that is proposed
o Their potential in the chosen field of doctoral studies.
•Full academic transcripts of all qualifications obtained.

Required documentation should be submitted together with the International Postgraduate

Application Form to one of the Specialist Consultants at the Client Service Centre and to the proposed supervisor:

Mrs Jenny Lambinon
Client Service Centre
University of Pretoria
Lynnwood Road
Pretoria Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4024
Fax: +27 (0)12 420 2605

Mr Itu Njoro
Client Service Centre
University of Pretoria
Lynnwood Road
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5108
Fax: +27 (0)12 420 2605

6. Terms and Conditions
Support for the subsequent years will be subject to:
•submission of a progress report three months before the end of the each year of study,
•confirmation by the supervisor that the scholar’s progress is satisfactory supported by the Head of Academic Department in which the student is registered

On completion of the degree the candidate will be expected to return to his/her home country.

>>>UP Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship Form

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