University of Cape Town Prescient Securities Postgraduate Scholarships 2017 for South Africans.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2017

The PRESCIENT SECURITIES POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP has been established to provide support to Honours students from a historically disadvantaged background, who will register for full-time study at the University of Cape Town, in one of the following (or related) areas:

  • Management Studies (encompassing both Accounting and Actuarial Science)
  • Economics
  • Statistical Sciences

Eligibility and Academic Criteria:

  • Preference will be given to black South African citizens.
  • Applicants must have achieved at least 65% for the final year of a relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants must be accepted (or provisionally accepted) by the academic department.

Conditions of Award:
The successful candidate will be required to:

  • register for full-time study in the relevant department;
  • comply with University’s approved policies, procedures and practices on postgraduate funding;
  • repay to the University of Cape Town the value of the award should he/she deregister or if satisfactory academic progress is not made, or if any of the conditions of award are not met;
  • meet with the sponsor of the scholarship with view to undertaking employment with Prescient following completion of his/her studies, and
  • provide regular reports on the study being undertaken.

The University reserves the right not to make any award and/or to change the conditions of award.

Value and Tenure:

  • The value of the scholarship is R120,000 per annum.
  • The scholarship will be tenable for one year.
  • Renewal of the award will not be considered. Successful candidates will be required to complete the degree in one year.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are required to:

  • write a letter of application providing information of his/her future career objectives; Please note that the
    Application Letter is limited to 1 A4 page;
  • submit a CV of no longer than ONE A4 page. The CV must provide detail of previous studies, any previous employment and evidence of leadership roles in both of these areas;
  • attach certified copies of all academic transcripts (University only);
  • attach a certified copy of SA identity document or passport;
  • attach 1 letter of reference from an ACADEMIC who has taught her/him at University
  • provide a letter from the Course Convenor/Head of Department/Faculty Office indicating that she/he has, or is likely to be accepted by the department for study in 2017.

Selection Procedure:

  • Selection will be made by a sub-committee of the Postgraduate Studies Funding Committee, in consultation with the sponsor.
    Applications must be submitted to the Director, Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office, University of Cape Town, by no later than 15 March 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Cape Town Prescient Securities Postgraduate Scholarships


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