Welcome to the Postgraduate Funding section

Although admittance to the programme does not guarantee funding, there are a variety of postgraduate funding opportunities for which you can apply. These are administered by UCT’s Postgraduate Funding Office. Please note: sources of funding have tight deadlines for application, some as early as June or July in the year preceding commencement of studies. Further, these sources typically require an offer of acceptance for the proposed course of study before they will accept an application. It is, therefore, in your interest to apply to the department as early as possible, to ensure that the widest array of funding opportunities are available to you.

Application details, forms and a brochure detailing funding opportunities may be found here.


General details on how to apply to the university can be obtained from be obtained from the UCT website or from the Postgraduate Officer at the Humanities Faculty on Cape Town (+27 21) 650 2691 or by email.

International students should contact the International Students Admission Programme Office (IAPO) by email.

Enquiries regarding scholarships and bursaries should be directed to the UCT Postgraduate Funding Office on (+27 21) 650 3622 or by email.