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UCT Prescient Securities Postgraduate Scholarship 2020/2021 for South African Students

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The Prescient Securities Postgraduate Scholarship has been established to provide support to Honours students from a historically disadvantaged background, who will register for full-time study at the University of Cape Town, in one of the following (or related) areas below 

Application Deadline: 15th November 2019

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be taken at (country): University of Cape Town, South Africa

About the Award: South African candidates who intend to register toward the first year of a Master’s degree at UCT in 2020 in any of the following disciplines: Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Statistical Sciences, Mathematical Finance, or Financial Markets and Risk Management. Note that only students in these disciplines with a planned research direction or project that incorporates finance-related research will be considered

Type: Postgraduate (Masters)

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 60% in a relevant honours and undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants must be accepted (or provisionally accepted) by the UCT academic department.

Selection Criteria: The successful candidate will be required to:

  • register for full-time study in the relevant department;
  • comply with University’s approved policies, procedures and practices on postgraduate funding;
  • repay to the University of Cape Town the value of the award should he/she deregister or if satisfactory academic progress is not made, or if any of the conditions of award are not met;
  • meet with the sponsor of the scholarship with view to undertaking employment with Prescient following completion of his/her studies, and
  • provide regular reports on the study being undertaken.

The University reserves the right not to make any award and/or to change the conditions of award.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The value of the scholarship is R165,000 per annum.

Duration of Scholarship: The tenure of the award is 1 or 2 years for a Master’s degree (depending on the academic programme to be undertaken) with renewals after the first year contingent on the degree programme and on satisfactory progress.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • completed application form;
  • letter of application, including your motivation and explaining in what way your planned course of study is or may be finance and/or investment/asset related;
  • CV of no longer than ONE A4 page, and which must provide detail of previous studies, any previous employment and evidence of leadership roles in both of these areas;
  • certified copies of all tertiary academic transcripts ;
  • Two letters of reference from ACADEMICS who have taught her/him at University.
COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST BE EMAILED AS ONE PDF TO [email protected]. Please use the following reference when emailing your electronic application: Prescient Investment Management: Student name”

BY NO LATER THAN 15 November 2019

For enquiries please contact: 021 650 2211 OR email: [email protected]

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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