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University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN): Maritime Cluster Bursary Programme 2022

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University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) invites Suitable Applicants to apply for Maritime Cluster Bursary Programme for 2022 Academic Year.

At UKZN we are passionate about teaching and learning. Our motto: Every Student Matters transcends the social, cultural and academic discourse across the disciplines. The University encourages and embraces diversity in all facets of the student experience. UKZN is one of three universities in South Africa and indeed in Africa rated amongst the top 500 universities of the world according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). The University is structured on a College model – each comprising academic Schools within which Disciplines offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across five campuses – Westville, Edgewood, Howard College, Medical School and Pietermaritzburg. Innovative curricula, dynamic teaching and learning, state-of-the art laboratories and accredited professional degrees has earned the University the reputation as one of the leading institutions on the continent. Research activities span the natural, biomedical, humanities and social sciences.

The Ethekwini Maritime Cluster is inviting students, to apply for bursary funding, for studies towards Masters or PhD research in Maritime, for the 2022 academic year. The bursary will cover studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies.

Bursaries will be awarded to 5 students, to the value of R20 000 each, for cover towards research and study expenses. Students who are either currently registered in 2021 for Masters or PhD research in Maritime, or are registering in 2022, may apply.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be studying or accepted to study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, for Masters or PhD research in Maritime in 2022
  • You must have an interest in maritime studies
  • Preference will be given to candidates from previously disadvantaged groups

How to apply

Students who meet all of the above eligibility criteria, may apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Full Curriculum Vitae
  • Covering letter outlining why you want to conduct research in maritime
  • Draft research proposal in a maritime topic
  • Full academic record to date
  • Progress report from your supervisor: if already enrolled for Masters or PhD
  • Proof of acceptance at University of KwaZulu-Natal, for Masters (research) or Phd in maritime: if enrolling for the first time in 2022

Note: there is no application form for this bursary – students need only submit the above documents to apply.

Applications must be submitted to Ms Veronica Peter (at the UKZN Maritime Studies Unit), via email at: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Ethekwini Maritime Cluster Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

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