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Postgraduate & Mature Students

Call for applications: Nelson Mandela University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (PGRS) 2018

Honours, Masters & Doctoral Scholarships

The call is currently open for eligible honours, master’s and doctoral students to apply for the PGRS 2018.  Please note that this call is applicable to both new applicants as well as to students wanting to renew their scholarship (Renewals - Master’s & Doctoral students only).

The closing date for applications for the PGRS is at midnight on the 15 DECEMBER 2017.

No late applications will be considered and applicants are encouraged not to wait for the last day to submit an application to prevent any system errors.

Kindly note the following academic eligibility criteria:


  • Student must have received 60% for their Undergraduate Degree
  • Only students registering for full-time Honours may apply
  • PGDip, Advanced Diplomas, BTech, PGCE, Certificates, LLB, 4th year of a Bachelor Degree are not eligible to apply
  • Students with a previous BTech/Honours are not eligible to apply


Student must have received 60% for their Honours Degree


Student must have received 65% for their Master’s Degree


Please take note of the PGRS Policy ( before completing an online application.

Students are advised to apply for other funding as a PGRS application does not guarantee a successful outcome.


Click on the link below to complete an application form:

PLEASE NOTE that both NEW applications as well as applications for RENEWALS (Only for Master’s & Doctoral students) must be completed online at the link supplied above.

Kindly note that all HONOURS, MASTERS  &  DOCTORAL queries should be directed to:

Mr Jolindon Petersen at

Tel:  (041) 504-3312



Nelson Mandela University wants to contribute in a positive way to your professional and personal development by 

offering you access to a wealth of study opportunities.

If you need to discuss your study career with somebody, please do not hesitate to contact the Office for Mature and Postgraduate Student Markets. The main purpose of the Office is to assist you in identifying the study programme most suitable to you and to put you in contact with the right people – be it with a faculty officer, a programme coordinator, an academic expert or one of our support services.

We are also available to visit workplaces and community groups to discuss professional development opportunities by means of formal studies.

The Office is based on the first floor of the Administration Building, North Campus, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Appointments Monday to Friday, from 07:30 – 16:00.


Contact information
Mr Andrew Kock
Senior Marketing Practitioner: Postgraduate & Mature Student Markets
Tel: 041-504 2162