Postgraduate Faculty Bursary


Eligible and interested postgraduate students registered in the Faculty of Theology should submit the following documentation as part of the application process:

  1. New enrolments (First-year postgraduate students):
  • Faculty Bursary Application Form.
  • Admission letter received from the faculty.
  • A letter (1-page maximum) in which you indicate that you apply for the bursary.  The following information should be noted in the letter:  initials, surname, name of study leader/promoter (or potential study leader or promoter), the qualification you are enrolled for / plan to enrol for, an acknowledgement that the student is enrolled as a full-time student, the working title of the MA or PhD project, the year in which the study is and motivation for the application.


  1. Progress bursary (Second-year postgraduate students and onwards):
  • Faculty Bursary Application Form.
  • A Progress Report to be completed by your study leader, indicating your progress in terms of the planned submission date or the percentage of completion. Kindly remember that it remains the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that this document is sent to the Bursary Administrator.
  • Your research proposal (the most recent version of the proposal with an indication if the proposal was already accepted by the Committee for Advanced Degrees) or a concept proposal (maximum of 3 pages with information about the working title of the study, a brief paragraph that contextualised the problem of the study, the problem that the study wants to focus on, the research questions and methods you plan to use to get information to answer the research questions and a BRIEF and SELECTED bibliography).
  • An NWU academic record is to be handed in with the aforementioned documentation.
  • A motivation letter, indicating why you apply for the bursary, must accompany your application if this is the first time you apply for the Progress bursary.


 Arrangements for the administration of the bursary

1.1 Applications must be submitted electronically to the Faculty Bursary Administrator via the email address

1.2 Applications that comply with the eligibility criteria will be submitted to the Faculty Bursary Committee.

1.3 If your application is approved by the Committee, the following documentation must be submitted to the Faculty Bursary Administrator:

  • Your proof of registration.
  • The signed declaration in which you accept the bursary, the bursary terms and conditions.


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