Postgraduate studies play a vital role in developing the skills necessary for success in a knowledge-driven economy, both locally and internationally.

In order to foster postgraduate students, the Postgraduate Funding Office (PGFO) provides holistic support to postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows and, in particular, ensures that potential students have access to all available funding.

The PGFO is responsible for the management and administration of postgraduate and postdoctoral awards. It also monitors the postgraduate and postdoctoral sectors and the development of policies and procedures for financial and other types of support.

The office is situated on level 3 of the Otto Beit Building No.17 on Upper Campus, within easy walking distance from most faculties and departments.

PGFO staff are there to assist you with:

  • queries
  • advice on the diverse funding opportunities available to full-time study postgraduate students
  • help with submission of applications for funding.

You can access the PGFO staff in many ways, during office hours:

  • Email at pgfunding@uct.ac.za 
  • Walk-in: Front-line staff are available to assist you in office from 09h00- 15h00 Monday-Friday. No appointment needed.
  • MS-Teams: Make an online booking to speak to a front-line consultant during working hours
  • Telephone: Front desk contact is 021 650 3622 or 021 6502141