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Stellenbosch University Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences Residential PhD Scholarships 2024


The Graduate School coordinates the partly-structured, full-time doctoral scholarship programme and administers the doctoral scholarships. The Graduate School also coordinates multi- and interdisciplinary research themes within the doctoral programme to help prepare Africa’s next generation of academics and professionals to address critical challenges of the continent with a focus on the eradication of poverty and the promotion of peace and democracy. Collaborative research, (co)supervision and exchange are encouraged and channelled through PANGeA (Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics) involving leading universities elsewhere in Africa.


  • PhD scholarships: Up to R420 000, over three years.

  • Lower values may be allocated where successful applicants hold other scholarships amounting to less than the maximum value of the Graduate School scholarship.


  • Applicants should have obtained 70% in the final year of the previous completed degree.

  • Applicants are expected to provide a sample of their writing with their application:

    • MA thesis for PhD applicants

    • Any published academic articles related to your application

  • At the date of application, applicants must not be older than 40 years to apply for a PhD scholarship.

  • Applicants must be able to commence studies in January 2024.

  • Applicants must submit an application to study at Stellenbosch University in addition to this scholarship application ( Applicants are not required to be registered or to have a supervisor. They should, however, inform themselves regarding the availability of suitable supervisors in their particular field of research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, before submitting an application.


1st August 2023

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