Scholarships for MSc and PhD studies

The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) has a number of Scholarships for MSc and PhD studies in the general field of climate change, and in climate change impacts and adaptation at University of Cape Town, South Africa.

A limited number of scholarships are available to begin with additional opportunities.

Successful applicants will have broad flexibility to undertake their thesis research within the scope of the CSAG climate change research profile.

Applicants should have completed or be completing the appropriate pre-requisite degrees (BSc, BSc Honours, or MSc) in a related discipline (meteorology, physics, climatology, land surface processes, hydrology, computer science, applied maths, statistics, etc.), and ideally have some climate coursework and/or experience in their background.

Interested applicants currently engaged with their undergraduate and BSc Honours degrees should be on average ranking in the upper 30% of their classes.

Applicants will be advantaged if they have one or more of the following: good computational literacy, programming skills, exposure to or experience with climate models.

Duration and scholarship value: Scholarships are subject to adequate progress and valid for 3 years for a Phd, 2 years for MSc, and 1 year for a BSc Honours.

To apply: Please make an initial pre-application by email to Sharon Barnard (barnard[at]

No fax or postal applications please. Include in your initial application a letter of motivation outlining your interests, a full CV (no certificates), and the names, email and telephone details of 2 referees.

Scholarship 2017/18

Undergraduate Scholarships,
Masters Scholarships,
PhD Scholarships,
International Scholarships.