University of Cape Town Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students in South Africa, 2018

University of Cape Town Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is inviting applications for postgraduate research scholarship (masters and doctoral) within the Faculty of Health Sciences. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The scholarship has been established to provide support for a PhD (or Masters) student who will be required to assist the research team in the Department of Child Health and Paediatrics to study the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on early neurocognitive development.

Host College/University:

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is jointly the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa alongside Stellenbosch.

Degree level:

 Scholarships are available to pursue Postgraduate research programme.

Field of Study:

Scholarships are awarded within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Project title: Longitudinal neuroimaging and early neurocognitive correlates of children with prenatal alcohol exposure in the first 5 years.

Scholarship Award:

The value of the scholarship amounts to R50 000 per annum for Masters Students and R100 000 per annum for PhD students. The value will not increase over subsequent years. The scholarship is tenable for one year, Renewal for further years will be considered on evidence of satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds.


International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship can be taken in South Africa.

Eligibility Criteria:

Academic Requirements:

  • Masters (or Honours) Degree in appropriate Health Sciences or Social Sciences discipline (e.g., Public Health, Paediatrics, Human Biology, Psychiatry, Psychology, or related discipline)
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English
  • Interest in research on child health and development

Desirable skills:

  • Clinical research experience
  • Fluent in one of the following languages: Xhosa or Afrikaans
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with young children and their caregivers
  • Experience administering formal cognitive and behavioural assessments to children and their parents

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication in English.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Emma Eastman at

Academic Requirements:

  • UCT Application Form
  • A letter of motivation
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Letters of reference from two academics, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application Form: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

March 29, 2018.

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