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Postgraduate Merit Awards Part-Time at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Postgraduate Merit Awards Part-Time at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Education is the most important investment one makes for the future. That’s why the University of the Witwatersrand is delighted to announce Postgraduate Merit Awards Part-Time.

The aim of the award (PMA) is to assist graduates to complete Honours, Masters or PhD degrees by research or by a combination of the course work and research on both a full-time and part-time basis.

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Valuable chance to study at University of the Witwatersrand.

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They are committed to providing high-quality, internationally competitive education, founded on high academic standards, cutting-edge research, public engagement, and productive partnerships with leading institutions throughout the world.

Why at the University of Witwatersrand? The university aspires to be a leading world-class research-intensive university firmly in place among international top league universities by 2022. It is to grow its global stature as a leading research-intensive university.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Brief Description

University or Organization: University of the Witwatersrand
Course Level:
Honours, Masters or PhD degrees
Tuition fee
Access Mode:
Number of Awards:
Domestic students
The program can be taken in South Africa


Eligible Countries: Domestic students are eligible to apply.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded to study in an Honours, Masters or PhD degree offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: Students are eligible to apply for this study grant.

  • A student applying for a Master’s degree will receive a Postgraduate Merit Award if he/she receives an average mark of 70% or above for their Honors degree.
  • For students applying for an Honours degree the selection criteria for the granting of the Postgraduate Merit Award are:
    • Only the two most recent years of study will be considered
    • A student must obtain a minimum mark of 65% and above
    • The mark is calculated using a weighted average which takes into account course length and credits as well as faculty differences.
  • A student applying for a PhD degree will receive a Postgraduate Merit Award if:
    • The Master’s degree was completed within two years full-time or three years part-time.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To take advantage of this program, aspirants must have to apply for admission to this university. After taking admission applicants are automatically considered for this study award.
  • Admission Requirements: When you are ready to prepare your application, you will need to check out the admission requirements page.
  • Supporting Documents: For the opportunity applications, applicants need to provide certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates, certified Key to grades in percentages.
  • Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Benefit: The university will provide tuition fees to a maximum of R45 000 will be awarded to students who qualify.

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