The University of South Africa is inviting applications for CEBHA+Cochrane South Africa Master’s Scholarship for the year 2019. This scholarship is available for South African citizens.
The University of South Africa, and colloquially Unisa, is the largest university system in both South Africa and Africa by enrollment. It attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa.
- Applications Deadline: September 30, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarship is available to study Master degree programme.
- Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in any of the subjects offered by the university.
- Scholarship Award: The total scholarship is valued at R 144 000.00 and will be paid out in 3 instalments. The scholarship will be administered through the successful candidate’s university funding office, and it will cover tuition fees and research costs and contribute towards living expenses. Continued payment of the scholarship will depend upon the candidate’s satisfactory progress according to agreed goals. Additionally, the successful candidate will receive financial support for publication costs and attend a national conference. The successful candidate will be mentored by experienced researchers within the CEBHA+ or Cochrane South Africa Network.
- Nationality: This scholarship is available for South African citizens.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in South Africa
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available for South African citizens.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be South African citizens or permanent residents with an SA identity document
- Be accepted or registered for a full-time master’s programme at a public South African university
- Have an honour’s certificate or equivalent, or a letter from the university confirming that all requirements for the honour’s degree have been met
- Have an academic and/or research background in one of the following fields: public health, global health, epidemiology or nutrition
- Have a keen interest in NCDs-related research and evidence synthesis methods
- Intend to pursue full-time master’s studies
- Not hold full-time employment, but may be employed on a part-time basis (not more than 20 hours per week)
How to Apply: Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria should submit the following documents:
- Completed application form
- Copy of a South African identity document
- Letter of acceptance or proof of registration for a master’s programme at a South African university
- Letter of support from current academic supervisor, if available, or reference letter from another senior researcher
- Full CV and a motivational letter outlining research-related experience and interest in NCD-related systematic review work