Postgraduate study at UCT requires significant investment. But there are options to help you manage the costs.

This support comes from scholarships, bursaries, part-time employment, personal student loans, savings and family support.

You should start your funding search the year before you expect to register – as much as 12 months in advance. That means you should begin finding funding in the year before you start your studies.

To help you manage the process, we guide you through how to apply for the most common funding opportunities.

We also cover how to manage your funding. This includes how to receive your award, how to pay UCT fees and how to renew your funding.

Visit our frequently asked questions on postgraduate funding here.

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Finding funding

Visit the postgraduate funding noticeboard for a list of funding opportunities currently available.

See finding funding

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Applying for funding

Learn about the application process for some of the most common funding opportunities such as NRF funding, UCT Merit and Need Awards, travel awards and fellowships.

See applying for funding

Managing fundind

Managing funding

We help you understand how to manage your funds including receiving, renewing and deferring your awards.

See managing funding