UCT Kaplan Centre Bursaries South Africa 2022

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UCT Kaplan Centre Bursaries South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – KAPLAN CENTRE

The Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research was a gift to the University of Cape Town (UCT), named in honour of Robert and Mendel Kaplan’s parents. The Kaplan Centre was founded in 1980 and is currently situated in the Rachel Bloch House. The centre is one of a kind in South Africa and has its own governing body.

The aim of the centre is to promote Jewish studies and research at UCT, especially focused on the Jewish community within the country.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMMES

The Kaplan Centre Bursaries are intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students, to take up studies and research.

Undergraduate studies:
Bursaries will be awarded to students whose studies focus on Jewish, Hebrew Language and Literature.
Bursary grants must be used to cover the cost of tuition fees at UCT.
Grants can be renewed each year.

Postgraduate studies:
Bursaries will also be awarded to postgraduate/ research students focused on Jewish studies.
Bursary grants may be used towards the following expenses: tuition fees at UCT/ travel costs/ running costs/ other research-related expenses at UCT.
Students should also apply for other means of funding and should provide details on the application form.
Candidates will be interviewed by the UCT Kaplan Centre Academic Subcommittee of the Management Committee.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):

  • South African citizen
  • Studying towards a Jewish focused qualification/ Hebrew Language/ Literature (Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
  • Studying or intend on studying at UCT

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant bursary application form:
Kaplan Centre Undergraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
Undergraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic transcript
  • Proof of acceptance at UCT into a relevant research or study programme
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 testimonials from someone who knows your work (school principal/ teacher/ lecturer etc) (to be sent to the Kaplan Centre directly by the reference, under confidential cover)
  • Motivational letter (new applicants only)
  • Recent academic transcript (if applying for a renewal)

Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic transcript
  • Proof of acceptance at UCT into a relevant research or study programme
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 testimonials from someone who knows your work (school principal/ teacher/ lecturer etc) (to be sent to the Kaplan Centre directly by the reference, under confidential cover)
  • A detailed itemised budget
  • Research proposal with a brief timeline for the proposed research (if applying for a research grant) (approximately 2 pages)
  • Progress report AND a support letter from your supervisor (if applying for a renewal) (1 page)

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: [email protected]
Undergraduate students must insert the words “Kaplan Centre Undergraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line.
Postgraduate students must insert the words “Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line.

CLOSING DATE

15 February annually.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact The Kaplan Centre directly:
Email: [email protected]

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