Humanities Building

Financial support

  1. Your first avenue is the Postgraduate Funding Office, or contact this office on 021 650 3622. Information on the closing dates for bursary and scholarship applications (which differ from award to award) can be found on the Bursaries and Scholarships webpage
  2. National Research Foundation (NRF) bursaries may be available from your supervisor, and tutoring work in your department is also a useful avenue for financial support. Do not hesitate to enquire about tutoring possibilities in the relevant department.
  3. Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Coursework Master's programme students are eligible for the Faculty International Student Bursary. For more information, please click here


Academic support

  • UCT Libraries: The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library is the main library on campus however there are nine other branch libraries located on UCT's various campuses. The entrance to the main library is located inside the Otto Beit Building, next to Jameson Hall on Upper Campus. All of these libraries offer a rich array of study and research material both in print and electronic format.
  • The Writing Centre: located within the Language Development Group, this is a student orientated space which aims to provide mediation in the process of academic writing. Students from all disciplinary backgrounds as well as tertiary levels are encouraged to engage in the one-on-one consultancy services offered. The Writing Centre is located in the Hlanganani Building on Upper Campus (two levels above the main library). The Centre is open Monday - Friday from 09h00 to 16h00. Contact the centre on 021 650 5021

Personal support

Postgraduate study can be very isolating so it is important to maintain regular contact with your peers. You can learn a lot from each other. In addition support is available from the Postgraduate Affairs office and from your course supervisors.