The Frank Wilhelm Trust offers four scholarships for Master’s students, and two for Doctoral students. Scholarships are open to African citizens, who will register at the University of Cape Town in 2017 for full-time study in engineering and/or areas of the sciences that are directly associated with engineering.
Only academically excellent students who intend to proceed with research* in areas of study that will contribute to the development of engineering and related sciences in South Africa are eligible to apply.
Frank Wilhelm Trust is proud to offer Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Cape Town in 2017 for full-time study in engineering and/or areas of the sciences that are directly associated with engineering. South African citizens are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
The Wilhelm Frank Trust was established pursuant to the provisions of the will of the late Mr Norman Frank, a nature lover and a person with the keen desire to promote engineering related development in the republic of South Africa.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities and its Law and Commerce Faculties are consistently placed among the hundred best internationally.
Scholarships are available to pursue master’s and doctoral degree programme in engineering and/or areas of the sciences that are directly associated with engineering.
Worth of Award
- Master’s Scholarships: The Master’s scholarships are valued at R150,000 per annum. The awards are tenable for the first and second years of Master’s study only. Renewal for a 3rd year, and beyond, will not be considered. The second year of tenure of the award will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress and adherence to the two year time-frame for completion of the degree.
- Doctoral Scholarships: The Doctoral scholarships are valued at R220,000 per annum. The awards are tenable for the 1 st, 2nd 3 rd and 4th years of registration for the degree. Funding for and 4th year must be strongly motivated and support for a fifth year and beyond will not be considered. The second, third and fourth years of tenure of the scholarships will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress and adherence to the four-year time-frame for completion of the degree. Funds to support approved conference or research collaboration travel may be available on separate application.
Applicants are required to:
- Register for full-time study in any area of engineering or associated sciences at the University of Cape Town in 2017;
- Pursue their studies and/or conduct research full-time, and may not therefore be employed for more than 20 hours per week; provide evidence that they have achieved the Honour’s or Master’s degree either with distinction or as a top performing student; enter into a legally binding agreement to remain in South Africa (for at least an equal period of the tenure of the scholarship) to promote engineering related development;
- Enter into the university’s Memorandum of Understanding in which the full plan for completion of the degree is mapped out;
Agree to meet with the Trustees annually, and undertake to repay the full value of the scholarship to the Trust should he/she:
- cancel his/her registration before graduation;
- leave South Africa before the equal tenure of the scholarship is over, or
- fail to complete the degree for which the award is made.
Nationality: South African citizens are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to submit the following:
- Completion of the required Application Form
- A letter of interest indicating the intended area of study and future plans where the applicant’s education will be used as leverage for the development of engineering for the benefit of South Africa.
- An abstract or a summary of the proposed research (no longer than three A4 pages).
- A certified copy of the South African Identity Document or Passport.
- An abbreviated CV which includes leadership and community roles.
- Certified copies of all academic transcripts (Please do not send in any certificates).
- References from at least two academics who have taught or supervised the candidate in a postgraduate degree. The references should be submitted directly to the Director (see below) via e mail, or submitted in sealed envelopes.
Deadline: The closing date for applications is February 28, 2017.