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From left to right: Geaneth Pertunia Mashile (first runner-up, recipient of R13 000); Martin Bekker (winner, recipient of R16 000); Keafon Jumbam (second runner-up, recipient of R10 000)

Three-Minute Thesis


The Three-Minute Thesis Competition or 3MT is an annual competition held in 200 universities around the world. It is open to PhD and master's students and challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in a way that is understood by an audience with no background in the research area. 

The UFS Postgraduate School is the first university to bring  the 'Three-Minute Thesis' (3MT) competition to Africa. The Three-Minute Thesis competition originates from the University of Queensland, Australia, and has now become an annual event at the UFS.

The aim of the competition is to help participants develop presentation, research and academic communication skills. As well as support the development of research students' ability to effectively explain their work. 

3MT Application Information

National competition background information 
National competition application form 
National competition rules 
National competition judging criteria

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