2015 Doctoral Scholarships at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) & (NRF)

  • Netherlands, South Africa
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Scholarship Description:

2015 Doctoral Scholarships at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) & (NRF) is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

2015 Doctoral Scholarships, The National Research Foundation (NRF) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) are offering doctoral scholarship for South African students to undertake Desmond Tutu Training Programme (DTTP). In this programme, students will register and obtain their research doctoral degrees in the form of a Joint Degree between VU Amsterdam and a partner South African Higher Education Institution. The programme provides funding for up to four (4) years of study, depending on satisfactory progress each year. The award will amount to the value of approximately R240 000 each year toward doctoral study costs in South Africa and Amsterdam. The closing date for applications is 17 July 2015.

Participating Institute: The National Research Foundation (NRF) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) in South Africa and Netherlands.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to pursue doctoral studies in the following specific areas (linked to the themes outlined as follow: Prosperous Societies: Research themes: food industry; HIV; identities; reconciliation; security; service delivery; development of high potentials; culture and communication; corporate social responsibility and Sustainable Energy: Research themes: environment; sustainability; climate change; natural resource management; energy provision) Economics, Theology, Human Movement Sciences, Social Sciences/Sport Sciences, Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Sciences and Law.
Degree Level: Scholarship is available for carrying out doctoral studies in a Joint Degree (split-site) mode between VU Amsterdam and a partner South African Higher Education Institution.

Eligibility: To be eligible in the DTTP candidates must:

  1. Be in possession of a research Master’s degree, or be in the process of completing requirements for such a degree (which must be completed before the DTTP award can be taken up);

  2. Be South African citizens or permanent residents.

  3. An applicant may not concurrently hold a DTTP scholarship with another NRF scholarship or any other scholarship from a South African government source.

  4. The NRF scholarship should be held as the primary funding source in all cases of supplementary funding.
    Prior to the award of the scholarship the following must be confirmed by the institution:

  5. Supervisory capacity both at VUA and the SA partner institution;

  6. The availability of research running costs for the PhD candidate’s project.


Eligible Nationalities: South African citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

 

What does it cover: The award will amount to the value of approximately R240 000 each year toward doctoral study costs in South Africa and Amsterdam. This amount will cover, among other things, flights to and from Amsterdam, accommodation, living costs, and a scholarship. The DST-NRF component of the scholarship is R120 000 and will cover:

  • A bursary to the value of R70 000 each year toward living costs (full-time scholars) or sabbatical costs (part-time scholars) in South Africa;

  • Required visa and residence permit costs (R38 000);

  • Course and tuition fees in South Africa (R12 000);

  • Two economy return flights from South Africa to Amsterdam per year;

  • A contribution toward doctoral dissertation defense costs.
    The VUA component of the scholarship is approximately R120 000 and will cover:

  • Accommodation and living allowance in Amsterdam (for two one-month visits each year);

  • Course fees at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and;

  • A contribution toward doctoral dissertation defense costs.


Selection Criteria: The award of the DTTP scholarship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. Selection criteria will include academic merit, research ability, leadership qualities (as articulated in the applicant’s personal profile), previous awards, prizes and honours. In addition to the above criteria the award will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.

Notification: A list of successful candidates will be published on the NRF website as soon as the internal NRF approval processes have been finalized.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System.

Online Application

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 17 July 2015.

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Degree Level:

2015 Doctoral Scholarships at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) & (NRF) is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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