| MSc & PhD by Dissertation: pre-application
- A good previous degree in a relevant area.
- Financing for your fees and living.
- A staff member at UCT who is willing to be your supervisor
--- this depends on how many students a staff member currently has, how close your topic is to her/his range of expertise, and whether you need financial support from her/his research funding. Normally a thesis topic is chosen in the process of a supervisor agreeing to take you on, and financial arrangements are discussed.
It makes sense to see if you can arrange a supervisor and financial support, BEFORE you fill in the UCT application form (for which there is an appication fee).
To find a supervisor:
To estimate costs and finance possibilities:
- Look at the Finances page. (For foreign students, fees are higher & scholarships harder to come by.)