PhD bursary opportunity: Department of geography and environmental studies, Stellenbosch University

Deadline: 18 March 2016 - 12:00am

Dates: 1 - 1 May 2016

Where: Stellenbosch University

Venue: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Conveners: Dr Manfred Spocter

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Stellenbosch University is offering a three-year bursary to a successful South African applicant to embark on full-time study towards a Doctoral degree in the discipline of Geography. Applicants from designated groups will be given priority.

Context: The research focus should fall within the ambit of Urban Geography OR small towns AND/ OR geographies of security in non-metropolitan places/ spaces.

Host: The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr Manfred Spocter, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Requirements: A Master’s average mark of at least 75% (in the case of a coursework Masters) or a full-thesis Master’s result of at least 70%. Applicants must have graduated within the past two years. Master’s coursework modules or full thesis focused on South African urban geography is mandatory.

Bursary amount: R120 000 per year for three years (2016-2018).

To Apply: Send a full CV, letter of application, a full academic transcript of results and a short description of the proposed research to Dr Manfred Spocter (

Commencement of duties: 1 May 2016

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