Apply For A Doctoral Scholarship In Theoretical Cosmology


Highly motivated black South African students who aspire to become research academics are invited to apply to study towards a Ph.D. in the Astrophysics and Cosmology of Extended Theories of Gravity under the supervision of Professor Peter Dunsby.

The scholarship has a value of R220 000 per annum to cover fees and living costs. Also, each scholar will receive R22 000 for computer equipment and research travel annually.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the scientific life of the Cosmology and Gravity Group in the department and will have the opportunity to supplement the scholarship with some teaching and/or tutoring activities.

To apply for this scholarship opportunity, send the following documents via email to Mrs. Tanya Hannival (

  • A complete CV including any previous research outputs and/ or thesis if any.
  • A motivation letter explaining why you want to enter this programme, and a brief description of your research interests.
  • Certified copy of ID.
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates.
  • Three recommendation letters to be sent separately to Mrs. Hannival.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and expected to deliver a 20-minute oral presentation on a topic of their choice.

An application that does not comply with the above requirements will not be considered.

Deadline: 15th of November, 2019. 

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