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NWU Merit

The NWU Postgraduate Academic Bursary is supplementary to all other postgraduate bursaries and is awarded for academic
achievement.


Bursary Conditions

  1. The bursary is available only to postgraduate students who register for a first, prescribed postgraduate course unit. Students registered for occasional studies do not qualify.
  2. The bursary will be awarded only once in the first year of the postgraduate course unit.
  3. The Academic Merit Bursary for registered NWU students is automatically calculated and awarded each year. The Academic Merit Bursary for students from other Universities is not calculated and awarded automatically – these students must apply for the bursary on the prescribed form before or on the closing date as specified.
  4. The bursary amount is repayable if a student fails to comply with any of the conditions, terminates studies or does not complete the course within the prescribed period stipulated for the NWU Postgraduate Bursary Scheme.
  5. The University reserves the right, should circumstances be justified, to alter the guidelines, conditions and values of the bursary without prior notice to the applicant. 
  6. The bursary will be awarded as follows:
  • To qualify applicants must have achieved a minimum average of 75% for all final subjects/modules during the preceding,
  • completed degree. Academic records of the previous qualifying degree will be taken into consideration when calculating the
  • average. Certificates only are not valid.
  • Bursary holders must complete the postgraduate degree within the minimum grace period stipulated by the NWU
  • Posgraduate Bursary Scheme.

Application form

NWU Master's

Bursary Conditions

  1. The bursary is available only to postgraduate students who register for a first, prescribed Masters’ course unit. Students
  2. registered for occasional studies do not qualify.
  3. Application for the bursary must be done annually on the prescribed application form.
  4. Masters students are allowed to receive bursaries from one or more sources. There is no limitation on the amount of the
  5. Masters bursary.
  6. The bursary amount is repayable if a student fails to comply with any of the conditions, terminates studies or does not
  7. complete the course within the prescribed period.
  8. The University reserves the right, should circumstances be justified, to alter the guidelines, conditions and values of the
  9. bursary without prior notice to the applicant.
  10. The bursary will be awarded as follows:
  • To qualify applicants must have achieved an average of at least 60% for all modules/subjects during the preceding,
  • completed Honours degree. Students who have obtained a four-year B-degree in BIng, BPharm, MMus or BArt et Science
  • in Town and Regional Planning also qualify. Academic records of the previous completed degree must be attached.
  • Certificates only is not valid.
  • Part-time students and working students may apply for a 50% allocation of the NWU postgraduate bursary. Working
  • students are defined as students who work for an employer, earning a salary and where work is the main activity.
  • The bursary is valid for two (2) years only. R20 200 per year will be awarded for full time students - the total bursary
  • value over 2 years is R40 400.
  • All students from the SECOND YEAR of the degree apply for the Masters Progress Bursary: For the Progress Bursary the
  • Progress Report (see Addendum A - completed by the study leader) must be submitted with the application. This report
  • serves as a recommendation of academic progress. If the student didn’t previously received a NWU Masters Bursary the
  • student must attach the academic script of the preceding qualifying degree to verify the average of 60%. Incomplete
  • applications are invalid and may lead to disapproval of the application.
  • If a Masters student, after completing the degree, immediately enrolls for Doctoral studies, R20 200 will be carried over to
  • the first year of Doctoral studies. If the student does not enroll for Doctoral studies the bursary value remains only R20 200.
  • Bursary holders must complete the Masters degree within a minimum grace period of three (3) years.

Application form

NWU Doctoral

Bursary Conditions

 

  1. The bursary is available only to postgraduate students who register for a first, prescribed Doctoral course unit. Students
  2. registered for occasional studies do not qualify.
  3. Application for the bursary must be done annually on the prescribed application before or on 31 April 2017.
  4. Doctoral degree students are allowed to receive bursaries from one or more sources. There is no limitation on the amount of
  5. the Doctoral bursary.
  6. The bursary amount is repayable if a student fails to comply with any of the conditions, terminates studies or does not
  7. complete the course within the prescribed period.
  8. The University reserves the right, should circumstances be justified, to alter the guidelines, conditions and values of the
  9. bursary without prior notice to the applicant.
  10. The bursary will be awarded as follows:

 

  • To qualify applicants must have achieved an average of at least 60% for all modules/subjects during the preceding,
  • completed Masters' degree. Academic records of the previous completed degree must be attached – certificate of degree
  • only is not acceptable.
  • Part-time students and working students may apply for a 50% allocation of the NWU postgraduate bursary. Working
  • students are defined as students who work for an employer, earning a salary and where work is the main activity.
  • The bursary is valid for three (3) years only. R24 000 per year will be awarded for full time students - the total bursary
  • value over 2 years is R72 000.
  • All students from the SECOND YEAR of the degree apply for the Doctoral Progress Bursary: For the Progress Bursary the Progress Report (see Addendum A - completed by the study leader) must be submitted with the application. This report serves as a recommendation of academic progress. If the student didn’t previously received a NWU Doctoral Bursary the student MUST attach the academic script of the preceding qualifying degree to verify the average of 60%. Incomplete applications are invalid and may lead to disapproval of the application.
  • Bursary holders must complete the Doctoral degree within a minimum grace period of five (5) years.

Application form

International bursary

This bursary will be awarded at the discretion of the Faculty only.

Bursary renewals

NWU Master's

Bursary Conditions

  1. All students from the SECOND YEAR of the degree apply for the Masters Progress Bursary: For the Progress Bursary the Progress Report (see Addendum A - completed by the study leader) must be submitted with the application. This report serves as a recommendation of academic progress. No bursary will be granted without any academic progress. 
  2. Bursary holders must complete the Masters degree within a minimum grace period of three (2) years.

Application form

Progress report

NWU Doctoral

Bursary Conditions

 

  1. All students from the SECOND YEAR of the degree apply for the Doctoral Progress Bursary: For the Progress Bursary the Progress Report (see Addendum A - completed by the study leader) must be submitted with the application. This report serves as a recommendation of academic progress. No bursary will be granted without any academic progress.
  2. Bursary holders must complete the Doctoral degree within a minimum grace period of five (3) years.

Application form

Progress report