University of Cape Town Tertiary Mathematics Education Bursary 2024

Bursary Summary

The University of Cape Town is offering an exciting opportunity for an aspiring MSc student in the field of Tertiary Mathematics Education for the academic years 2024-2025.

Closing date: 16 February 2024.

Are you passionate about mathematics education and looking to take your academic journey to the next level?

The selected candidate will be required to register in the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at UCT.

Transform Your Passion for Mathematics into a Career! ???? Seize this opportunity and apply for a bursary aimed at pursuing a Master of Science in Tertiary Mathematics Education.

This program offers a unique opportunity to engage in innovative projects and support first-year BSc students.

Funding & Duration

  • Duration: 2 years (2024-2025)
  • Funding: R167,300 per year, covering both bursary (R130,000) and research project running costs (R37,300)

???? Eligibility and Criteria

  • An interest in, and preferably experience in tutoring or teaching university-level mathematics.
  • An Honours degree with an undergraduate degree in a mathematically-focused subject.
  • A four-year degree in a mathematically oriented discipline, such as engineering, will be considered

Role & Responsibilities

  • Engage in an innovative project designed to support first-year BSc students, easing their transition to
    university-level mathematics studies.
  • Assist in designing and conducting mathematical thinking workshops aimed at enhancing students’ mathematical and metacognitive skills.
  • Attend 2-hour workshops twice a week each semester
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???? Highlights

  • Fully funded for 2 years.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and conducting educational workshops.

Application Requirements

Prospective students should submit the following to mashudu.mokhithi@uct.ac.za :

  1. A letter of motivation expressing interest and qualifications for this program.
  2. A comprehensive CV detailing academic and professional background.
  3. Official academic transcripts.
  4. Names and contact details of at least two academic referees.

Deadline & Contact

Applications must reach mashudu.mokhithi@uct.ac.za by no later than Friday the 16th of February 2024.

For any queries or further information, please reach out to mashudu.mokhithi@uct.ac.za. This is more than just a degree; it’s a chance to shape the future of mathematics education and make a tangible
impact on students’ lives.

Join us at the University of Cape Town and be a part of this transformative journey!

???? Apply by 16th February 2024!


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