UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for International Students in South Africa, 2018

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is recieving applications for UCT Postgraduate Research Scholarships for International Students in South Africa, 2018 within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The scholarship is to provide support for a PhD (or Masters) student who are to assist the research team in the Department of Child Health and Paediatrics to study the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on early neurocognitive development.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is jointly the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa alongside Stellenbosch.

Scholarship Type:

Offers are available to pursue Postgraduate research programme.

Field of study:

Scholarships are for within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Project title: Longitudinal neuroimaging and early neurocognitive correlates of children with prenatal alcohol exposure in the first 5 years.

Scholarship Benefits:

The value of the scholarship amounts to R50 000 per annum for Masters Students and R100 000 per annum for PhD students.

To be taken in(Country):

South Africa

Scholarship Number :

Not Specific

Eligible Nationality:

International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Masters (or Honours) Degree in appropriate Health Sciences or Social Sciences discipline (e.g., Public Health, Paediatrics, Human Biology, Psychiatry, Psychology, or related discipline)
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English
  • Interest in research on child health and development

Desirable skills:

  • Clinical research experience
  • Fluent in one of the following languages: Xhosa or Afrikaans
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with young children and their caregivers
  • Experience administering formal cognitive and behavioural assessments to children and their parents
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Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication in English.

Application Deadline:

29th March 2018

Application Procedure: 

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Emma Eastman at emma.eastman@uct.ac.za.

Academic Requirements:

  • UCT Application Form
  • A letter of motivation
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Letters of reference from two academics, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You can begin the application by clicking on Application Form and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

To access other opportunities, click South Africa Scholarships

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