Rhodes University Bursaries Application 2025/2026

Rhodes University Bursaries Application 2025/2026

The Rhodes University Bursaries for 2025/2026. Find Out How to Apply for Rhodes University Bursaries 2025/2026

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Rhodes University Bursary for Masters in Financial Markets 2025

Eligibility: Prospective students wishing to do full-time Masters in Financial Markets in the Department of Economics at Rhodes University in 2025.

Closing date:  30 November 2025

Value of awardR25 000 towards the costs of tuition and other university expenses.

Financial Markets Bursary Application Form

Application procedure NB:

  1. Covering motivation letter (short not longer than one page) indicating career plans, the need for financial assistance etc.
  2. Completion of the application form.
  3. Proof of payslips etc. needed as per application form (affidavit if not employed).
  4. Copy of ID document.
  5. Full academic transcripts (course records) (indicating %).

All documentation must be scanned into one word/pdf document and emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 30 November

For any queries: email pgfunding@ru.ac.za

The Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 2025

Rhodes University invites students with a strong academic record (grades 70% and above) with a proven financial need, who intend to pursue full-time Postgraduate studies (Honours, Masters, PHD or Diplomas in all Faculties) in 2025 at Rhodes University, to apply for the Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary.

Period: for one year only

Value of award: R3 000

Closing Date: 30 November

Applications who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. South African citizenship;
  2. Previously disadvantaged individuals, particularly females, may apply;
  3. Must prove a financial need.

Area of Research: Environmental sustainability, such that it will make a positive impact.

Application procedure:
Submit information on the proposed area of study, a detailed academic CV (including email contact details of three academic referees) and a full academic transcript and motivation letter with special reference to sustainability The completed application form needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date.

Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 2025 Application Form

Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary 2025: Honours in Mathematics & Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for the Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary for 2025 (for Honours in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics at Rhodes University)

This Bursary will be awarded annually at Graduation to a student graduating in science with a BSc or BSc (Hons) who has overcome educational hardships to achieve very good results and who is continuing with further studies.

Scholarship/Bursary was established in 2012 in response to the promise by the Dean of Science to a grieving father as the result of the tragic passing of a loved daughter,  on the day of her anticipated graduation.  The University, with generous donor support from various donors, including staff and students, established a fund in her name to honour her memory and celebrate her life, as well as to yearly condemn, by awarding this scholarship/bursary in her name at Graduation, brutal acts of gender-based violence, and senseless acts of violent criminality that rob South Africa of its brightest and best daughters.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to a student who has come through the Foundation Programme and who has majored in the mathematical or statistical sciences. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. The academic achievements and merits of the student’s grades will also be taken into account.

Closing date: 4 December

Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary: Application Form 2025

Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary: Poster 2025

Late applications will not be considered.

Adie & Bertie Levenstein Bursaries for 2025

Applications are invited from South African citizens who have a strong academic record and have a proven need for financial assistance for HonoursMasters and Doctoral studies (full-time in attendance) at Rhodes University in 2025.

  • Honours: R100 000
  • Masters: R100 000
  • Doctoral: R120 000

Closing date: 13 November 2025

Adie & Bertie Levenstein Application Form 2025

Adie & Bertie Levenstein Criteria 2025

Dootch Fund – Dean du Chenne Educational Trust Bursary 2025

ATTENTION: All undergraduate Rhodes students who are pursuing a Honours degree programme in 2025

Dootch Bursary Application Form

Poster – Dootch Fund

The Dean Du Chenne Education Trust, founded in 2012, provides financial assistance to South African students and scholars in financial need who demonstrate:

  • A desire to learn
  • A Willingness to help others
  • A passion for life
  • Love and enthusiasm for their friends

The focus of the funds is to provide financial support to individuals who don’t have the financial means to pursue their academic studies.

Who can apply:

  • Final year undergraduate Rhodes students who are coming to do an Honours degree programme for full-time study (in-attendance) at Rhodes University in 2025.
  • The successful candidate must be able to display a genuine need for financial assistance.
  • Although it is preferable, academic excellence is not a requirement.
  • Preference will be given to students who are able to demonstrate a passion for Rhodes and who are able to provide quality reasons why they desire to pursue the specific postgraduate degree.
  • Candidates who are able to prove an aspiration to use their education to invest within their community will be favoured.

How to apply:

  • A motivation letter not exceeding 300 words explaining why you have chosen your field of study, what you propose to do once qualified and why you are passionate about Rhodes
  • A brief CV
  • Full academic transcripts
  • Completion of the attached application form: Please be sure to add all the relevant attached documents as requested in section 9 (checklist).
  • All the above need to be emailed to the Postgraduate Funding Office (pgfunding@ru.ac.za) no later than 9 October 2025.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • For more information about the Bursary please visit: www.dootchfund.org

ILAM/RU/NAC MST and PHD Bursaries 2025


Suitably qualified and experienced candidates may now apply for one Ph D bursary as of 2025 to 2025 and one Masters degree bursary as of 2025 until 2025. Candidates will focus on the historical and ethnomusicological study of the jazz heritage of the Eastern Cape. Candidates are expected to be based in Grahamstown for at least the first year, to participate in all activities offered at the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, and to contribute to the academic life of ILAM and Rhodes University.


These are provided by the National Arts Council and will be administered by Dr Lee Watkins. In 2025, the bursary for the Ph D will be R120 000 and R100 000 for the Master’s degree candidate. Additional funding for fieldwork is available.


Both candidates will be supervised by Dr Lee Watkins.

Requirements for submission

Academic transcripts; evidence of writing such as a thesis chapter or similar; and a  proposal with a maximum of 500 words on the prescribed topic.

Following the announcement of the outcome successful candidates should then apply for admission to Rhodes University.

Deadline for applications: CLOSED

Address any queries to Dr Lee Watkins: l.watkins@ru.ac.za

Rhodes Business School Bursaries

Rhodes Business School is pleased to announce bursary funding for Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM) full-time studies for the academic year and for Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time studies.

Closing date for applications: 29 November.


  • Candidates who meet the requirements of the PDEM and MBA will be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates will be assessed on their academic record, track record of leadership and commitment to leadership for sustainability.
  • PDEM candidates must have a bachelors degree and may not have majored in management or business administration.
  • PDEM candidates must specifically articulate why they wish to be entrepreneurs and most importantly their commitment to being social entrepreneurs.
  • MBA candidates must have an honours degree, postgraduate diploma or four-year bachelors degree (NQF8) and a minimum of three years’ work experience. Further, an acknowledgement from the candidate’s employer that they are fully supportive of the decision to read for the MBA will be required. This is extremely important as an MBA is a big undertaking and hence it is crucial that all parties understand the level of commitment required. Any candidate who does not complete the year of study will be required to repay the bursary.

Application Process

  1. A letter of motivation.
  2. CV with detailed work experience (for MBA only).
  3. Academic Transcript.
  4. Certified copy of ID or passport.

Contact Rhodes University for more details about the Bursaries and also check your status.


Physical Address:

  • Beethoven House
  • Somerset Street
  • Grahamstown
  • 6139

Postal Address:

  • P O Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140

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