CPUT Postgraduate



CPUT Postgraduate

CPUT Postgraduate,



Postgraduate applications

First-time applicants and current CPUT postgraduate students

IMPORTANT: Prospective postgraduate students for full thesis studies must first identify a research topic and supervisor before applying.
Acceptance is dependent on a supervisor being available for a specific field of study – you should consult with the department before submitting your application.
Be sure to include the following information when communicating with the department.
• Student number (if known)
• Proposed Qualification
• Proposed field of Research
• Possible supervisor (if known)
For information on the fields/ areas of study and supervisors click here.
To start the Application process go to: http://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply



Closing dates

M & D Full Research is 15 March 2019 for both National and International applicants.
RETURNING higher degree (Master’s and Doctoral) and structured Master’s degree candidates must register by 6 March each year.
Guide to postgraduate studies
Find out more about postgraduate studies at CPUT on the Centre for Postgraduate Studies webpage.
 

Centre for Postgraduate Studies

About us
The Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPGS) was established in 2009 with the responsibility to coordinate postgraduate studies and postdoctoral research at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
Postgraduate studies
In the case of postgraduate studies, the Centre liaises with prospective and current postgraduate students. In the former case the Centre links students to faculties through the faculty research coordinators (FRCs). In the latter case the Centre, in conjunction with the FRCs, assists students in complying with the requirements of the Higher Degrees Committee (HDC).
In both cases above, the Centre manages all postgraduate bursaries at CPUT. These include the CPUT bursary, the Mauerberger bursary, the NRF bursaries in all their forms, as well as other grants.
In addition to these core activities, the Centre supports postgraduate students and staff with research assistance such as planning a research project, survey design, questionnaire design, statistical consultation and statistical data analysis.  The Centre administers software packages like STATISTICASPSS, ATLAs.ti and Turnitin (anti-plagiarism software).   Seminars and workshops in research methods and the use of statistics in research are also provided to postgraduate students and supervisors on a regular basis.
The CPGS assists faculties to improve student throughput by monitoring and evaluating student progress based on HDC approvals.
The Centre also assists in increasing student numbers and improving student retention by marketing research expertise and bursary availability to all campuses in the first instance, to the province in the second, as well as nationally and internationally.
Our core mandate is to assist postgraduate students in the pursuit of academic excellence. The Centre aims to enhance the profile of postgraduate activity at the University, to contribute to the goal of attracting students into our research community, and to raise awareness of potential technology innovation as an outcome of postgraduate research.
Role of the Centre
The role of the Centre includes:



  • monitoring and implementing quality assurance mechanisms with respect to successful postgraduate progress and throughput
  • building effective relationships with faculties to provide support for postgraduate training initiatives
  • mentoring of and guidance to postgraduate students and supervisors
  • giving advice and support to postgraduate students in dealing with relevant problems
  • providing policy guidelines that ensure high levels of postgraduate research dissemination and value addition
  • promoting the development of postgraduate student welfare systems for the attainment of academic excellence
  • contributing to the enhancement of research skills of postgraduate students
  • providing an orientation programme for newly admitted postgraduate students

Postdoctoral research
In the case of postdoctoral research, the Centre liaises with faculties and research units in the recruitment of postdoctoral fellows and adjunct professors.  We manage all postdoctoral appointments at CPUT as well as administering stipends.
The core mandate in this instance is to assist in increasing CPUT research output in terms of student throughput, published material and technology innovation.  We therefore support the DVCRTIP in all special projects that are designed to realise this mandate.
Enjoy your stay at CPUT
In line with the CPUT Vision 2020 and the 10-year RTI Blueprint, we are involved in building a broad academic community of researchers, scholars and students who are ready to work together towards attaining our goals. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our community.
Contact us  
Centre for Postgraduate Studies
Phone: +27 21 953 8600
E-mail:   cpgs@cput.ac.za
Location
New Library Building, Bellville Campus
CCE Building, Cape Town Campus
 

Postgraduate information

Postgraduate Studies @ CPUT

In the booklet “Postgraduate Studies @ CPUT” we have included as much information as possible for the guidance of students intending to register or already registered for postgraduate studies at CPUT. Please download the booklet for your daily use: Postgraduate Studies @ CPUT

Postgraduate Forum

The Postgraduate Forum provides opportunities for postgraduate students to join the academic community.  It provides a platform to develop awareness of national and global priorities through seminars that focus on the broad issues of innovation, business skills, intellectual property, ethics and research integrity.
Postgraduate students at CPUT can also participate in relevant training programmes on research and study skills including literature search, research design, research methodology, research writing and data analysis.  We facilitate these on requests from faculties.
For more information about the Postgraduate Forum, please contact Ms Lillian Bingo at bingol@cput.ac.za

Research writing

Writing in research requires certain styles especially when referring to works written by other people.  The following resources relate to research writing:

Item File
Guidelines for research proposals Document
Research and the Harvard method of bibliographic citation: a research writing and style guide Document
Harvard for beginners Document
Thesis template Document
Guidelines for article-based thesis Document

Editing

Prior to examination, theses and dissertations must be free of various forms of errors.  These works require to be edited for accuracy especially as they are placed for public scrutiny in the library.
Contact Liz van Aswegen (retired CPUT academic) for academic editing services: +27 21 461 2650 / +27 82 883 5763 or lizvanas@mweb.co.za
Available for the editing of scientific documents:  Dr Lynn McMaster. Contact +27 79 117 0998 (cell) or email teachwrite8@gmail.com
To find out about editing services at Stellenbosch University Language Centre, please click here.
To find out about editing and translation services by people accredited by the South African Translators’ Institute, please click here.

DHET accredited publications

Postgraduate students are required to submit (Masters)/ publish (Doctorate) an article in a DHET-accredited journal before they can graduate.  The accredited journals are listed here. Please also see the HDC 1.8 form under Committees.

Thesis submission process

It is a requirement that postgraduate students submit a corrected version of their dissertation/ thesis to the library. This must be a hardbound copy and an electronic copy with signatories as outlined in the Thesis submission process form.
Faculty research coordinators/ Chairpersons/ Assistant deans
Postgraduate studies are coordinated in the faculties and research units by the faculty research coordinators (FRCs) or chairpersons or assistant deans. The CPGS liaises directly with the FRCs in respect of postgraduate study. They are therefore the first port of call for students in all matters relating to postgraduate studies.
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Dr L Sibali
Tel: +27 21 460 4243
Email:sibalil@cput.ac.za
Faculty of Business
Prof F Netswera
Tel: +27 21 460 8339
Email:netsweraf@cput.ac.za
Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Prof P du Toit
Tel: +27 21 680 1532
Email:dutoitp@cput.ac.za
Faculty of Engineering
Prof M Moll
Tel: +27 21 953 6897
Email:mollcm@cput.ac.za
Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences
Dr D Bester
Tel: +27 21 959 6760
Email:besterd@cput.ac.za
Faculty of Informatics and Design
Prof R de la Harpe
Tel: +27 21 469 1015
Email:delaharper@cput.ac.za
 



Postgraduate Masters and Doctoral funding

Postgraduate students at CPUT are exceptionally well supported by a wide range of bursaries funded by external organisations and by the University.
They are also offered excellent residence accommodation and international student assistance. Click here to visit the web pages of the Office of International Affairs.
Further, postgraduate students qualify to apply for research running costs from the Research Directorate.  Click here to visit their website.

Current Bursary and Scholarship Opportunities

Please take note of the Internal closing date for applications.

Opportunity Fields/ Target Internal closing date Closing date Documents
Mauerberger Foundation Scholarship – Second Call 2018 SA Citizens 31 October 2018
Call
Application
Brian O’Connell Scholarship Programme   1 September 2018
Call
NRF Scholarships – 2019 – Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for Full-Time 10 June 2018
Call
Framework
Application
Mauerberger Foundation Scholarship SA Citizens 6 April 2018
Call
Application
NRF – Postgraduate, Masters and Doctoral Funding 6 February 2018 Call
Application
NRF Freestanding, Innovation and  Scarce Skills Development Fund Scholarships All Funding guide
Framework
NRF- TWAS Doctoral and NRF TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral call for 2018 All
16 July 2017
Call
Call guide
Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Students for 2018 All
21 July 2017
 Link to ad
SANSA 2018 Bursary Various
31 July 2017
Link to ad
DAAD-NRF in country Masters and Doctoral Scholarship Programme Various 14 July 2017
28 July 2017
Call guide
Call framework

NRF applications: please read this document for information relating to a pending call to enable applicants to submit applications on the NRF online application system.
Past Bursary and Scholarship Opportunities
Please note that the bursaries and scholarships listed below have closed. Information about past bursary and scholarship opportunities are placed for informational purposes.
Call

Opportunity
Deadline
Documents
NRF – Postgraduate, Masters and Doctoral Funding
6 February 2018
Call
Application
Funded Postgraduate Research project
25 February 2017
Link to ad
DAAD NRF Scholarship
20 August 2016
Call
Framework

Application guide

CHIETA bursary
31 August 2016
Call

Application

Freestanding, Innovation, Scarce Skills Development Fund
Call
Application guide

Implementation framework

NRF Extension Scholarships
June 2016
Document 1

Document 2

NRF Part-time doctoral
29 June 2016
Document 1

Document 2

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
15 June 2016
Call
Early career researchers from the United Kingdom
30 June 2016
Document 1

Document 2

NRF Freestanding Masters Scholarship 15 February 2016 Call
Application
Teacher education scholarships for Master’s students
29 February 2016
Call
NSFAS postgraduate bursary
11 March 2016
Call
Mauerberger Foundation Scholarship
18 March 2016
Call
Application
Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK
18 November 2015
Letter

Prospectus

NRF TWAS Doctoral Call
2 October 2015
CallManual
CPUT Postgraduate Bursary
23 September 2015
Call

Application form

DAAD-NRF Masters and Doctoral scholarship
16 September 2015
Call
National Research Foundation Extended Support
31 July 2015
Manual
Call
National Research Foundation Scholarships
31 July 2015
Application guide
Doctoral studies abroad
Freestanding
Innovation
Scarce skills
NSFAS Postgraduate Bursary Call 2015
31 July 2015
Call information
Mauerberger Foundation Scholarship
20 March 2015
Call information


Application form

Commonwealth Scholarship in the UK
3 December 2014
Call information
Prospectus
Contact information
Japan Scholarship Program (ABE Initiative)
1 October 2014
Call information
Application form
General information
Important notice
Checklist
University list
Department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries bursary award for 2015
30 September 2014
Call information
Application form
SANSA postgraduate bursaries
31 August 2014
Call information
NRF SKA Postgraduate Bursary Programme 2015
31 August 2014
Call information
2015 GreenMatter Fellowship Awards
29 August 2014
Call information
MRC-NRF Health Masters and Doctoral Scholarship for 2015
20 August 2014
Call information
Manual
DAAD-NRF in-country Masters and Doctoral scholarship
7 August 2014
Call information
Renewable and sustainable energy scholarship
1 August 2014
Call information
Manual
NRF Free-standing Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for 2015
1 August 2014
Call information
Manual
DAAD-NRF in-country Masters and Doctoral scholarship programme
1 August 2014
Call information
Manual
NRF Innovation Masters and Doctoral Scholarship call for 2015
1 August 2014
Call information
Manual
NRF Scarce Skills Development Fund Programme for Masters and Doctoral Scholarships 2015
1 August 2014
Call information
Manual