Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships for South Africans

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Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships for South Africans

Doctoral Scholarship, Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Doctoral.

Applications are provided for the Doctoral Scholarships Awarded for Studies at a South African University. Conditions Governing the Award of the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Doctoral.

Eligibility for the Doctoral Scholarships

The Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships are available to post – graduate students who have already, or intend to register for Doctoral studies at a local South African University. Only South African Citizens are eligible to apply.

Fields of Study : The Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship is awarded in any academic field of study / Doctoral program formally registered with a South African University.

Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Value : R50 000 per annum.

Tenure : The Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship is awarded for a period of 2 years, of which the second round is payable based upon satisfactory academic performance (based on the submission of a progress report and as motivated / substantiated by the Promoter of the student).

Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Selection Criteria

The Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship is awarded based on the following selection criteria :

  • Academic achievement / excellence ( a minimum requirement of a Masters degree, passed with distinction or 75% average )
  • Economic merit ( preference will be given to economically deprived applicants ).
  • Applicants must also be willing to be interviewed by a selection panel in November, during which qualities of intellect, leadership, character, social skills and merit of the proposed study / research project will be assessed.

Conditions : The Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship is awarded for full – time Doctoral studies only. Applicants will also be required to enter into an agreement, confirming his / her undertaking to apply the benefits of their studies / research outcomes as part of a career based in South Africa for a minimum period equal to the tenure of the scholarship.

Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Application Process

Application forms are available from each local university’s Postgraduate Student Aid / Financial Assistance / Bursary / Scholarship Office.

The application form should be accompanied by a copy of the student’s identity document, a photograph, a formal academic record of all previous studies, 2 referee reports, confirmation of acceptance for the Doctoral study / program and an Executive Summary of the proposed research project / study.

The closing date for applications is October and applications should be submitted by mail directly to :

Doctoral Scholarships,
The Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation,
P O Box 1910,
Halfway House.