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Doctoral Scholarships in Public Health at UWC, South Africa


There are two doctoral opportunities are available through the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

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The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.


Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing doctoral programme.
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Public Health.
Award: The grant is initially tenable for one year starting latest May 1, 2018, and is valued, tax-free at a minimum of R200,000 per annum. Additional support for research expenses will also be made available to successful candidates. Renewal for a second, third and fourth year will be considered depending on satisfactory academic progress. Candidates will be required to register at UWC.
Number of Awards: There are two (2) doctoral scholarships available.
The award can be taken in South Africa


Eligible Countries: South African students are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Have achieved a Masters in any suitable field, such as health or social science (particularly family studies, social work or psychology)
  • Have a strong academic record with evidence of research experience and peer-reviewed publications
  • Candidates with experience and expertise in quantitative research methods are preferred
  • Preference will also be given to South African citizens and Xhosa-speaking candidates.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae with contact information and certified copies of qualifications (If the highest qualification is not from a South African university then details of SAQA application need to be provided)
  • Cover letter indicating why the applicant may be suitable for the position
  • Evidence of publication record and writing skills
  • Names and contact details of at least three referees

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their application via email.

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