Climate Change and Health: Full and Partial Scholarships

Deadline: 
2017-09-30

Climate change and Health: Full and Partial Scholarship/s

Prospective and accepted students interested in climate change and health interactions can apply for a Masters scholarship in Climate Change and Health, funded by the Green Leaves Education Foundation.

Applicants can choose to either:

a) Complete UCT’s two-year Master of Public Health program, under the Environmental Health track, and select as an elective one or more of the modules offered under ACDI’s MSc/MPhil degree specialising in Climate Change and Sustainable Development;

OR

b) Complete ACDI’s one-year MSc/MPhil in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at UCT, and select as an elective one or more of the modules offered under UCT’s Master of Public Health program, under the Environmental Health track.

Applicants:

  • Preference to previously disadvantaged South Africans, thereafter those from other African countries and all other South Africans, on merit.
  • Should have applied and been accepted onto the Master’s programme in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (as outlined here), OR UCT’s Master of Public Health program, under the Environmental Health track. In either case, applicants will be required to take one relevant module from the other programme (i.e. either a module from Climate Change and Sustainable Development or from the Master of Public Health programme);
  • Are required to register for full-time study in the relevant department at the university of Cape Town;
  • Should intend to conduct a research project relevant to the study of climate change and health;
  • Should declare any other sources of funding in which case UCT has the right to reduce the size of the reward on a case-by-case basis; and
  • Are required to undertake to comply with the university’s approved policies and practices for the postgraduate sector.

Successful candidates will be permitted to take up part-time employment (maximum 15 hours per week) with the scholarship. They may not hold this scholarship concurrently with salaried/full-time employment or part-time employment of more than 15 hours per week.

Value and tenure:

Scholarships will be as follows:

R100,000 for the full one year of study of the Master’s programme in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

R30,000 for the full programme in the Environmental Health track of the  Master in Public Health. 

Application requirements:

Suitable candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • A letter of application including research interests and motivation, indicating the masters programme to which the prospective student has applied
  • Note that the Masters application material (CV, letters of reference, evidence of writing ability, etc.) will be used in assessing applications for the scholarship.

Any enquiries, and complete applications should be submitted to Leigh Cobban by no later than 30 September 2017.

Selection of eligible candidates will be made by a sub-committee comprising representatives from ACDI and the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health at UCT.

Please note that application for the scholarship and application for a place on the Masters programme are two separate processes. You should do both at the same time.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to make no awards at all, to cancel the award if the conditions are not met, and to effect changes to the conditions of the award. The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications