UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for International Students in South Africa

Please read on this UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for international students. It provides you a chance to study in South Africa. The scholarships only seek candidates to pursue their PhD or Masters research program within the Faculty of Health Sciences.




The University of Cape Town or UCT becomes the main institution that offers this scholarships program. It is designed for international students. The primary purpose of the scholarships is to help the scholars to support the research team in the Department of Child Health and Paediatrics to complete the study about the effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on early neurocognitive development. For your information, UCT is a popular public research university that you can find in Cape Town of the Western Cape province. It is also the oldest university in the country as well as the oldest university in Sub-Saharan Africa with Stellenbosch.

The UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for international students is only aimed the students who want to pursue Postgraduate research program. They will learn and conduct a research within the Faculty of Health Sciences. The title of the project must be Longitudinal neuroimaging and early neurocognitive correlates of children with prenatal alcohol exposure in the first 5 years. Each scholar will receive R50 000 per year for Master and R1000 per year for postdoctoral degree. They also must live in South Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates of the UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for international students must compete with more than hundred even thousand competitors all over the world. The host institution starts selecting them based on the eligibility criteria. They are as follow:

  • The candidates are expected to have their masters or honours degree in relatable Health Sciences of Social Sciences discipline for example Public Health, Human Biology, Psychology or other discipline
  • The candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication especially in English
  • The candidates must have some interest in research on child health and development
  • The candidates must own Clinical research experience
  • They should be fluent in one of the following languages: Xhosa or Afrikaans
  • They must have strong interpersonal skills
  • They must have experience working with young children and their caregivers
  • They must be experienced in administering formal cognitive and behavioural assessments to children and their parents
  • They must have strong verbal and written communication in English.

How to Apply

Just prepare and send your application from now because the closing date of the UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for international students will end on 29th March 2018. Please apply your application via email in a single PDF file to Emma Eastman at emma.eastman@uct.ac.za. But, gather other documents for the academic requirements, namely:

  • UCT Application Form
  • A letter of motivation
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Letters of reference from two academics, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

This is an international scholarship. It means that you have to understand the international language, English. The deadline is very close. You just have couple days to submit your application. Please visit the official website of the scholarship from this following link. The admission can be found at the link as well.



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