Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP), South Africa

Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship: The Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) is a prestigious scholarship initiative designed to support emerging research talent among postgraduate students at Stellenbosch University. This program aligns with our vision of becoming a leading research-intensive university. Please note that the application process for this scholarship is separate from the application for admission to postgraduate studies. To apply, follow the steps outlined below, ensuring you meet the unique qualifying criteria of the relevant faculty. Good luck with your scholarship application, and remember to begin early and complete your application thoroughly.

Designation: Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

Research Area: Various (Dependent on chosen postgraduate program)

Location: Stellenbosch University, South Africa


  • Must have applied for admission to a postgraduate program at Stellenbosch University.
  • Eligibility criteria vary by faculty, so applicants must review and meet the specific criteria of their chosen faculty.
  • Applicants who were previously funded by NSFAS or ISFAP during their undergraduate degree should attach proof with their application documents.

Job Description: As a recipient of the Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship, your responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting the eligibility criteria of your chosen faculty.
  • Pursuing and successfully completing your chosen postgraduate program.
  • Engaging in research and academic activities as required by your program.
  • Complying with the scholarship terms and conditions outlined by the university.

How to Apply: To apply for the Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP), follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at to explore available postgraduate program options and their entry requirements.
  2. Apply for the relevant postgraduate program and take note of the faculty to which it belongs.
  3. Review the scholarship faculty criteria provided in this call document (faculty-specific criteria).
  4. Apply for the PSP using the appropriate application link for your faculty. The application links can be found on page 3 of this document.
  5. If you were previously funded by NSFAS or ISFAP during your undergraduate degree, ensure you attach proof with your application documents.

Last Date for Apply: 31 October 2023

Application deadlines may vary by faculty. Please refer to the specific application links provided for each faculty. Start early to ensure you meet all deadlines and application requirements.


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