The closing date for applications is 31 January 2020.

Unisa’s Student Funding Directorate (DSF) administers donor funds, in the form of study loans and bursaries, according to donors’ criteria. There main aim is to assist the financially needy and academically deserving students. Unisa is proud that they have empowered a large number of students from different colleges and diverse geographical groups.

Master’s degree by dissertation & doctoral studies

(Only online applications will be considered. No hardcopy or e-mail applications will be accepted.)

Download the 2020 master’s & doctoral motivation form, which must be completed by both the student and the supervisor. The completed form may only be submitted online. 

The following requirements are for master’s degrees by dissertation, doctoral studies and for the experimental research bursary:

  • A completed and approved research proposal module at Unisa (please note that this bursary does not cover the research proposal module).
  • A supervisor’s report for both first-time bursary applicants and re-applying students, which recommends financial support on the basis of quality submissions (eg research chapters submitted, data analyses).
  • Approval by the Master’s and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on academic progress, standard of work submitted, prioritisation of research fields, innovative specialisations and appropriate methodology.

Please note:

  • Awards are dependent on available funding.
  • An application for funding should be submitted each year and a budget provided that does not exceed the amount stipulated per year.
  • NO late and / or incomplete applications will be considered.  

Application process

Click here for apply for the bursary.

Master’s degree by coursework

(Only online applications will be considered. No hardcopy or e-mail applications will be accepted.)

Download the 2020 master’s & doctoral motivation form, which must be completed by both the student and the supervisor. The completed form may only be submitted online.

Candidates may be eligible for a bursary if they comply with the following criteria:

  • Have passed two modules towards a coursework master’s degree. 
  • A supervisor’s report that recommends financial support on the grounds of academic performance in the coursework modules already completed.
  • Approval by the Master’s and Doctoral Research Bursary Committee (MDRBC) based on coursework modules already completed and a supervisor’s report.
     

Please note:

  • NO late and / or incomplete applications will be considered.  

Application process

Click here for apply for the bursary.

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