University of Zululand offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for International Students in South Africa, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

The University of Zululand is awarding Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions at the University in any of its academic departments with suitable mentor ship expertise.

The Fellowships are intended to enhance the intellectual environment at the University and to provide opportunities in diverse fields for recent doctoral graduates.

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Host College/University:

The University of Zululand is the only comprehensive tertiary educational institution north of the Tugela River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its new status is in accordance with South Africa’s National Plan for Higher Education aimed at eradicating inequity and costly duplication.

Degree level:

Postdoctoral research programs.

Field of Study:

Fellowships are awarded in all research fields.

Scholarship Award: 

The stipend attached to the fellowship is R 240,000 per annum (tax free).


Fellowships are available for International students. Preference will be given to young South Africans.

Eligibility Criteria:

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. A doctoral degree obtained on or after 2014
  2. Applicants must be below the age of 40
  3. Written and oral communication and presentation skills
  4. Computer skills
  5. An interest in conducting research as evidenced by some research outputs in journals and conference proceedings.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Prof N Mlitwa, Director, Research & Innovation Office, University of Zululand, at (035) 902 6779 All applicants are required to submit the following documents electronically to Ms BC Nxumalo at;, a completed application form, to be obtained from and a copy of full curriculum vitae. The appointment of Postdoctoral Research Fellows is dependent upon the availability of a suitable academic mentor.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

November 31, 2018

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