THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WELCOMES 2015 COHORT TO STELLENBOSCH CAMPUS
The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences is proud to welcome the 2015 cohort of doctoral scholarship holders to the Stellenbosch campus. A total of 25 scholarships have been awarded in 2015 to scholars from 9 sub-Saharan African countries and across 13 of the Faculty's 18 departments. Of these 25 doctoral students, 52% are female and 36% are South African scholars.
The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences was established as a HOPE Project initiative to strengthen and advance doctoral training and scholarship on the African continent by: (1) offering partially structured doctoral programmes in the arts, humanities and social sciences; (2) addressing problems relevant to Africa's development in multi-disciplinary research themes (with a specific focus on the international development themes); (3) making available three-year, full-time, residential scholarships; (4) providing broad-based research and scholarship support through weekly seminars, workshops, colloquia and short courses; and (5) enhancing academic collaboration and mobility in partnership with leading African universities through the Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA).