How to Apply SAAO Prize PhD Scholarship 2018 for South African Students

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SAAO Prize PhD Scholarship 2018: Requirements, Application Deadline and How to apply for SAAO Prize PhD Scholarship for South African Students 2018.
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) invites applications for the SAAO Prize PhD Scholarship from academically excellent students who wish to pursue PhD studies in optical or multi-wavelength astrophysics.

  • Application Deadline: 3rd August 2018

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be taken at (country): South Africa
About the Award: The successful applicant will be expected to register at a South African university by end of February 2019. Depending on their choice of project, the student may be free to choose a university, or be required to register at the university of a co-supervisor. The following projects are available in this round:

Type: PhD
Eligibility: The scholarship is currently open to South African citizens who hold, or are studying towards, an MSc degree in physics, astrophysics, or a closely related area (ideally with some astronomy background), and must be ready to register for a PhD at the start of the 2019 academic year.
Selection Criteria: The selection criteria will be academic merit, motivation, aptitude for research, transformation
considerations, and results of the interview.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: Stipend of R180,000 per year (tuition fees will be covered by SAAO and additional support for travel and equipment will be made available).
Duration of Scholarship: The PhD scholarship funding is available for 3 years.
How to Apply: The applicant should send their CV, a letter of motivation and academic transcript to [email protected], and arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent directly to [email protected] by the closing date.
Visit Scholarship Webpage for details
Award Provider: SAAO
Application Deadline: 3rd August 2018


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