Apply For SACO Postgraduate Scholarships Programme for South Africans, 2016

Apply For SACO Postgraduate Scholarships Programme for South Africans, 2016

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is delighted to offer scholarships for talented young researchers interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree related to arts, culture, research or statistics. South African applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The overreaching aim of establishing South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) was to transform the public higher education to improve quality and efficiency of teaching and learning, creating a world-class higher learning institution.

The South African Cultural Observatory is the Department of Arts & Culture’s new national public research entity. The South African Cultural Observatory will develop a strategic vision and organising principle for the collection of statistics, and develop indicators appropriate to the South African context and based on need and audience.

Applications are open to any South African citizens who obtained an average of 65% in the degree preceding the Honor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. and who have shown academic excellence in their field of studies.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Postgraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the fields related to arts, culture, research or statistics in an effort to grow the sector’s research base in alignment with the SACO Research Agenda.

Scholarship Award: The scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis for maximum two years duration depending on the degree. There are four scholarships on offer:

  • Honour’s Degree: R20 000
  • Coursework Master’s Degree: R50 000
  • Research Master’s Degree: nR80 000
  • Ph.D. Degree: R120 000

Scholarship can be taken in the South Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships
Applications are open to any South African citizens who obtained an average of 65% in the degree preceding the Honor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. and who have shown academic excellence in their field of studies. Priority will be given to designated groups. Applicants may come from all those fields of study that have a strong relevance to the national development of the country.

Nationality: South African applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applications are open to any South African citizens who obtained an average of 65% in the degree preceding the Honor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. and who have shown academic excellence in their field of studies.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted via email to ntombizodwa.mashologu-at-nmmu.ac.za or Fax: 086 644 8211.  Applicants have to send the following documents:

  • Completed application form South African Identity Document (ID).
  • Official and certified university degree certificates and transcripts indicating a minimum accumulative academic requirement of 65% in the previous degree.
  • Admission letter indicating registration (if available).
  • A motivation of between 100 and 150 words outlining their intended direction of research, and why the South African Cultural Observatory should consider you for the scholarship above other applicants.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is 15th June 2016.

Scholarship Link

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