Prospective Students

Prospective postgraduate students can contact me on jchavula_at_cs_dot_uct_dot_ac_za to discuss potential research projects and possible funding avenues.

Your introductory email should clearly state your research background, prior qualifications, and potential areas of research. In essence, your inquiry email should include at least the following:

  1. Research Statement/Proposal (1 page): A statement of your research background and interests, and a proposed topic of research. If you have a specific project in mind, please also describe any existing relationships with your collaborating organizations and research partners. You should also look at my past publications and current projects and explain how they align with your research interests.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: This should include any relevant education, research and working experience, voluntary work, and publications.

Please note that at present I do not have funding for postgraduate students. However, depending on your research interests/background, I may be able to guide you towards potential funding options. Every year, there is a call for PhD studentship applications through UCT’s Hasso-Plattner Research School, please check around Aug/September for this scholarship opportunity.