11 January 2020

Opportunity Description

Wits School of Arts invites applications for the following bursaries that will be awarded by the School under a prestigious grant from the Arts Research Africa project funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

  • Honours degrees: 2 bursaries for 2020 @ R90 000 each (full-time)
  • Master’s degrees: 4 bursaries for 2020 @ R100 000 each (full-time)
  • Doctoral degree: 1 bursary for 2020 @ R130 000 (full-time)

Please note that the Arts Research Africa Postgraduate Bursary is also available to students who are studying part-time for their degrees. In the case of successful part-time applicants, the bursary will be split over TWO years. For part-time candidates the bursaries will thus be:

  • Honours degrees: R45 000 + R45 000 each (part-time)
  • Master’s degrees: R50 000 + R50 000 each (part-time)
  • Doctoral degree: R65 000 + R65 000 (part-time)

Each bursary is for the duration of one academic year, and the grant will be allocated on academic merit and student need.

Key Information:

  • The bursary will be made for postgraduate study at WSOA in 2020.
  • Candidates must have been accepted for their course of study in order to qualify for the bursary.
  • Closing date: The closing date for applications is 11 January 2020. No late applications will be considered.

How to Apply

Please visit https://ara.smapply.io/prog/ara_postgraduate_bursaries/  to register and apply.

Instructions to complete this application form:

  • This application form is to be completed by the bursary candidate.
  • Once registered on the system, please proceed to “Programs”.
  • For the section that says, “motivation of why you should be granted the bursary” “upload” your motivation, please note that you are required to fill in the text box on the form.
  • When uploading the required supporting documents, it is necessary to hit the “Mark as Complete” button for each uploaded document.

For any inquiries, please email: info.ara@wits.ac.za