Study abroad at one of our partner institutions (a recommendation but not a prerequisite) to do research adding value to the program in which the student (Masters) or researcher (PhD) is registered in. A prescribed application form will have to be completed in advance including a motivation for the visit (up to 1 (one year), which has to be supported by the supervisor, and the Head of Department.
Only Masters and PhD students are eligible to apply for the bursary of up to R50 000 (depending on the duration and institution to be visited) and it is recommended that they visit a partner institution with whom the University has an institutional relationship (which means waiver of tuition and registration fees)
It is a UP funded bursary offered to postgraduate students for which could be applied during 4 rounds per annum: with closing dates being 31 January, 30 April, 31 July and 31 October - normally the last Friday of the month in which the deadline date falls, with closing time 16:00 on the particular day. No late applications will be accepted. An Evaluation Committee, representative of all Faculties, meet within 14 days after the closing date to evaluate applications. Applicants are notified in writing of the outcome of their application, by the Vice Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education and Chairperson of the Evaluation Committee, soon afterwards. Successful applicants will have to sign a contract with the University before the bursary will be awarded as there are certain conditions attached to the bursary award (see enclosed) .
A report has to be submitted within one month after the return to UP of the researcher. The report is also evaluated by the Committee during the 4 rounds mentioned above. The report also has to be approved by the Supervisor and the Head of Department. If the research resulted in publications, copies of such presentations or proper reference have to be submitted with the report.
As required in the contract, any unused funds have to be refunded to the University of Pretoria and proof of the deposit of such funds submitted to the Department of Research and Innovation: (International Relations) .
The application form should be accompanied by proof of registration at UP and also an academic record. Preference will be given to top achievers. An invitation by the visiting institution is also required which has to indicate the period in which the student will be visiting the institution in question. A report will also be required from the visiting institution after the research visit, which will have to be included in the report.
Successful applicants could only apply once during a program - such as once during their Masters studies and once during PhD (if successful)
Only South African citizens could apply for the Bursary and students from other institutions abroad provided they have been registered at UP for at least one year and that they have a permanent South African address. .
The decision by the Chairperson and Evaluation Committee is final and no further correspondence will be accepted.