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UCT: Jack Simons Bursaries 2021

UCT: Jack Simons Bursaries 2021

UCT careers

UCT: Jack Simons Bursaries 2021

The University of Cape Town (UCT)  Centre for African Studies invites suitable candidates to apply for Jack Simons Bursary Programme 2021 academic year.

The Harry Oppenheimer Institute (HOI) for African Studies at the University of Cape Town is offering a scholarship aimed to help postgraduate students planning to undertake research in one of the many fields of African Studies.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, students are required to register as well as complete the postgraduate degree at the University of Cape Town. This bursary opportunity is for full-time registered students currently obtaining a postgraduate diploma or Honours degree in African Studies.

Bursary Value:

  • R20 000 and it will be awarded based on 3 main criteria: Academic Merit; UCT’s Equity Policy and Financial Need.


  • Be a South African Citizen with permanent residence
  • Registered to undertake research in any field of African Studies
  • Registered for full-time studies towards a Postgraduate Diploma or Honours Degree
  • Be Registered to study at the e University of Cape Town
  • In line with UCT’s Equity Policy, Black students are encouraged to apply as they are currently underrepresented in the postgraduate student body


  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • A complete and full Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of any previous research and publications (titles, name of publisher, date and journal)
  • Details of any other scholarship, bursary or grant you have applied for (name of organisation and amount applied for)
  • 2 referee who will support your application (full name, address and academic position)

Closing date: 12 April 2021

How to apply

To apply for UCT Jack Simons Bursary programme send all documents to:

Email to: vuyelwa.mnqanqeni@uct.ac.za
(Insert the words “Jack Simons Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

Click here to Download the UCT JACK SIMONS BURSARY Application form

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