South African-French Programme for Think-Tanks
The SAFe Think programme seeks to fund exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a French University. It was launched in 2010 with the view of strengthening the connections between South African research institutes and their French counterparts.
By assisting academic partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims to facilitate the integration of South African research and policy-oriented institutions into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.
Bursaries are allocated for the duration of a French academic year, i.e. from September 2013 to May 2014, either for the first (M1) or for the second (M2) year of a Master programme. The duration of the grant is one year, once renewable should the student elect to continue with the Master 2 programme.
To read more about bursary details: Click on the relevant link.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will be awarding 250 bursaries to Engineering students nation-wide.
The initiative is the first since PRASA was established by government two years ago in a bid to stabilise and promote passenger rail services. The bursary initiative will be the first of many initiatives taken by PRASA in its quest to revive rail engineering.
Currently, PRASA has embarked on a Market Engagement exercise in preparation for the acquisition of its new rolling stock (trains) over the next 20 years. In addition, PRASA has already begun with its new train signaling project. Both projects form the basis for rail engineering which is the focus for the bursaries offered by PRASA.
To read more about bursary details: Click here
EUROSA and EMA(2)SA programmes
The call for applications for the EUROSA and EMA(2)SA programmes is open.
1. EUROSA: The new EUROSA call for Master, PhD and staff applicants opened on 5 December. All relevant information and web links to the online application forms can be found via the project website: www.ua.ac.be/eurosa
2. EMA2SA: The new EMA2SA call for Master, PhD and staff applicants opened on 5 December . All relevant information and web links to the online application forms can be found via the project website: www.ema2sa.eu
The Higher Degree Office offers specialised support for higher degree research candidates. In addition to looking after both South African domestic and international applications and admissions, the Office administers all higher degree research scholarships, including those schemes supported directly by the University.
There are usually many other internally and externally funded bursaries offered across the year that will be listed on this page.
Higher degree research candidates are an integral part of our research community and VUT provides an awards programme to support students with a proven capacity for research. In order to stimulate and encourage further research the Vaal University of Technology, we offer the following grant to assist you with your studies.
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The package is divided as follows:
The package is divided as follows:
The above grant will be payable as soon as your research proposal is approved at our Higher Degree Committee meeting, and all our prerequisites has been met.
Kindly complete the attached application form and attached certified copies of the necessary documents and forward to our office. We will inform you as soon as possible if your application was successful.