University Of Johannesburg Masters

University Of Johannesburg Masters, the University of Johannesburg has set itself the strategic goal of achieving global excellence and stature. Since its inception in 2010, the Postgraduate Centre (PGC) has evolved into a postgraduate development platform that is dedicated to improving key performance indicators related to postgraduate success. It contributes to the creation of a research-enabling environment through the provision of funding and research capacity development opportunities.

The mandate of the new University of Johannesburg Postgraduate School (UJPS) is a result of a collaborative process that aims to balance international best practice with the unique requirements of UJ. The vision of the UJPS is A school of excellence dedicated to UJ postgraduate development and performance’.

The goals for the UJPS are to:

  • deliver on UJPS vision and mission in accordance with the vision, mission and values of UJ, in collaboration with faculties, while adhering to the principles of good governance defined by the legal-managerial framework of the university;
  • conceptualise and annually update UJPS strategy in terms of faculty needs, ultimately aiming at improving the UJ postgraduate value chain;
  • effectively and efficiently manage UJPS resources in improving the UJ postgraduate portfolio;
  • serve and support postgraduates holistically through a single, highly accessible point of contact, thus serving to advance their progress and success; and
  • develop and promote a UJ postgraduate culture.

​Funding and Bursaries

The PFS section has three sources of funding, namely NRF, GES and the URC. The URC and GES funding comprises various postgraduate scholarships as well as the central Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) funding.


  • Supervisor-Linked Bursary
  • UJ-Commonwealth
  • Mandela Rhodes Foundation
  • Postdoctorate Fellowships
  • DST-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme
  • URC International Prestigious Scholarships
  • UK Commonwealth Scholarship
All NRF Scholarships and Fellowships:
  • NRF Free-standing Scholarships and Fellowships
  • DSF Innovation Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Scarce Skills Development Fund Scholarships and Fellowships
  • DAAD/NRF Joint In-country Scholarship
  • SANHARP Scholarships
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Scholarship
  • NSTF/THRIP Bursaries
  • Extended support for completing Master’s and Doctoral students
  • Support for completing part-time Doctoral students
  • Research Career Advancement Fellowships
  • Collaborative Postgraduate Training Programme
  • MRC-NRF Health and Allied Scholarships
  • NRF Grantholder-linked bursaries
  • NRF Honours/BTech and Master’s Block Grants
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