|Written by Tomaselli, Keyan|
South African applicants should write directly to the University's Office of Financial Aid. Bursaries have different closing dates, some as early as April in the year prior to study. MA and PhD applicants of whatever nationality are eligible to be nominated for Graduate Assistant bursaries. The tenure of the graduate assistant bursary is usually two years but is not available in the Honours year. The award of the Graduate Assistantship is not automatic. If granted, this bursary covers up to 80% of tuition fees.
International students are advised that the cost of living in South Africa is high. They should, therefore, apply for bank loans and scholarships in their countries of origin, or from international funding agencies and other sources. Income-earning opportunities are often available to students of any nationality within the Programme on its contract research projects, and through tutoring and internships, but these kinds of opportunities cannot be guaranteed.
This summary has been compiled for the guidance of international students. The actual cost of University education will vary according to individual circumstances and students are advised to calculate carefully the total amount they require. Foreign students must ensure that timeous arrangements are made with their bankers and exchange control, so that payment of full annual fees due will be made on or before registration. Under no circumstances will students be registered until fees have been paid.