Stellenbosch University Fully-funded GEM Scholarships 2024 for PhD Students – South Africa

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The Graduate School of Economics and Management Sciences (GEM) of the Stellenbosch University has opened applications for 2024. 

Application Deadline: 15th August 2023.

To Be Taken At (Country): South Africa

About the Award: 

The Graduate School of Economic and Management Sciences (GEM) is currently accepting applications for its full-time, funded doctoral programme. Applications will be considered for the following two scholarship opportunities: 

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  • GEM Elite Doctoral Scholarships: Full-time doctoral scholarships, valued at R200 000 per year for three years.
  • GEM Doctoral Scholarships: Full-time doctoral scholarships valued at R150 000 per year for three years.

The application deadline is the 15th of August 2023 and the new intake of full-time PhDs will commence their studies in Stellenbosch on the 15th of January 2024.

Type: PhD


Candidates must meet the minimum criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  • A candidate has to meet the minimum criteria for admission to a PhD at Stellenbosch University. This requires a master’s degree in the relevant discipline or, in exceptional circumstances, an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates must have achieved a grade of 65% in their master’s programmes.
  • Candidates must be under forty years of age when the programme commences in January.
  • Only applications in one of the Faculty’s ​Research Themes will be considered.
  • All students who meet the below criteria will be considered. ​

Selection Criteria: The Graduate School allocates these scholarships by considering each application on its own merit.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value and Duration of Award: 

Prospective students may apply for full scholarships, which amounts to at least R138 000 per year for three years. 

How to Apply: Follow the steps to apply for the 2024 cohort of the Graduate School below.

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