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Selection & Admission Process

Selection & Admission Process

In order to be considered for admission to the Doctoral Programme, the following selection and admission process will be followed:

1. Expressions of Interest

Submission of applicant’s referenced written two-page essays, CV and certified copy of Masters Degree to the Panel of Supervisors (via the Programme Coordinator: John van Breda - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). 

2. Short-listing

The Panel of Supervisors – drawn from the participating faculties  – evaluates the expressions of interest received and makes a short-list of candidates. 

3. Attendance of Core Modules

Short-listed candidates are invited to attend the Core Modules during the Transdisciplinary Summer School in February 2012. 

4. Final Selection

Short-listed candidates are required to submit a concept research proposal to the Supervisory Panel two weeks after attendance of the Summer School. The Supervisory Panel selects the final list of successful students and assigns multi-disciplinary teams of supervisors and co-supervisors to each student. 

5. Study Contracts

Successful candidates are offered three-year study contracts, subject to the relevant University’s terms and conditions. 

6. Provisional Registration

Upon written acceptance of study contracts, successful candidates are provisionally registered in their faculties / department of registration, subject to final proposals being accepted by their faculties / departments of registration within six months from date of registration. 

7. Finalising and Submitting Final Research Proposals

Students, in collaboration with their co/supervisors, commence with the preparation of their final research proposals. Submission of final research proposals occur during the months of April and May 2012 - subject to faculty / departmental admissions procedures and timelines.

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