Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) 2023-2024

Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) 2023-2024

The Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) is one of our flagship scholarship programmes. It aims to support our vision of becoming a leading research-intensive University by supporting a pool of emerging research talent amongst our postgraduate students.

Please note that there are two separate application processes – your application for admission to postgraduate studies and your application for this scholarship programme.

Step 1: Visit our Prospective Postgraduate Student website ( and familiarise yourself with the available postgraduate programme options and the minimum entry requirements for each.

Step 2: Apply for the relevant postgraduate programme and note under which Faculty it falls.

Step 3: Locate the scholarship faculty criteria of the relevant Faculty (in this call document). Each faculty has unique qualifying criteria.

Step 4: Apply for the PSP via the correct application link for the Faculty. Application links can be found on page 3 of this document.

NOTE: If you were previously NSFAS or ISFAP funded during your undergraduate degree, please attach proof with your application documents.

How to apply for the Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) 2023-2024

All scholarship awards will be made on condition that the applicant meet all of the requirements of the scholarship as well as the admission requirements of the relevant degree programme. Applicants are also advised that the University may require additional information, over and above the information supplied in the application, in order to reach a final decision. The University also retains the right to award, or not to award scholarships to any persons who may or may not meet the eligibility, award, and/or preference criteria. Students who receive the maximum (full) scholarship value are not allowed to receive additional/supplemental funding. No late, incomplete or inaccurate applications will be considered.

Please consider your application as unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within three (3) months after the closing date.

Closing date: 31 October 2023

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