University of Free State (UFS) Doctoral Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

University of Free State (UFS) Doctoral Scholarship South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – UFS

The University of the Free State (UFS) is a progressive, multi-campus public university, located in Bloemfontein and first established in 1904. UFS excels in teaching, research and learning and is highly focused on making a positive social impact.

The university’s vision is to contribute to the development and social justice in South Africa. They aim to do this by producing globally competitive graduates and knowledge. UFS achieves its vision through its many goals- to improve their student’s overall success and well-being, to transform the curriculum, to support social development and justice by the means of scholarship programmes, to increase the university’s contribution in knowledge, to achieve financial sustainability, and more.

ABOUT THE UFS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The University of Free State’s SARChI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme (HEHD) is inviting Doctoral students to apply for scholarship funding, for the 2022 academic year.

The areas of research for the 2022 academic year, may include (but are not limited to):

 

The ideal Doctoral Research candidate must have preferably partaken in research such as development studies, education and development, and higher education studies or related disciplines such as sociology, philosophy, and politics for their Honours and Masters degree.

Successful candidates will be required to perform doctoral research on human development and higher education. They will also be required to participate in relevant HEHD activities and the School of Postgraduate Studies.

This programme collaborated with partners will include theoretical and empirical research pertaining to human development which is applied to social justice challenges in development and higher education. HEHD will undertake a suite of graduate research as well as mixed methods research under the guidance of SARChI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development, Professor Melanie Walker.

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MORE ABOUT THE UFS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

The university will select 2 qualified, motivated and talented students, to receive the scholarship award. The value of the fellowship is R180 000 per year, as well as an extra R30 000 for research expenses (registration fees will be deducted each year). Funding will be awarded for a maximum of 3 years, on the condition that recipients maintain satisfactory performance for doctoral studies.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UFS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE UFS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Candidates who meet all of the eligibility criteria may apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

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Note: there is no application form, candidates need only submit the list of documents above to apply.
Applications must be submitted via email to Dr Faith Mkwananzi at: mkwananziwf@ufs.ac.za
(Insert the words “Doctoral Scholarship HEHD” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE FOR THE UFS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

29 October 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the University of Free State directly:
Email: mkwananziwf@ufs.ac.za / info@ufc.ac.za

Bloemfontein campus – Tel: 051 401 9111
Qwaqwa campus – Tel: 058 718 5000
South campus – Tel: 051 401 9111

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