The National Research Foundation (NRF) invites applications from applicants willing to undergo a degree program in the University of South Africa, South Africa.
This scholarship program is designed to support the development of a critical mass of globally competitive human resources in prioritized areas; Promote and advance science, research and innovation.
The Scholarships are funded by the NRF core grant allocation from National Treasury, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the International Institution for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for Human Capital Development (HCD).
Application Deadline: June 26, 2018
Eligible Nationality: Scholarship is available to SA citizens, SA permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at a South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis.
Type: Masters & Doctorate
Value Of Scholarships: These opportunities has value that includes
Merit Review-value Scholarship:
- Master’s – R90 000 for 2 years
- Doctoral – R120 000 for 3 years
Institutional Nomination Scholarship:
- Master’s – R50 000 for 2 years
- Doctoral – R70 000 for 3 years
Master’s and Doctoral
|Must register at a South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis.|
May be based at Science Councils and National Research Facilities.
Full-time master’s or doctoral studies in South Africa are eligible to apply.
SA citizens, SA permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at a South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis.
Citizens and permanent residents from developing countries in and outside Africa. South Africans are not eligible to apply.
Applicants applying for extension support at master’s level should have commenced their degree in 2017.
NRF master’s scholarship-holders who wish to register for Doctoral degrees in 2019 must apply for funding.
Visa and immigration laws of the applicant’s home country and South Africa must be met by the applicant. The applicant must secure his / her own Visa or study permit under the programme for study in South Africa.
Neither NRF nor TWAS will be responsible for assisting with visa requirements.
Must be current recipients of NRF scholarships for the current degree in 2018. Extensions will only be provided under exceptional circumstances and will only be granted for six (6) or twelve (12) months as the NRF expects all students to complete their qualifications within regulation time.
SASAC doctoral scholarships, details of the proposed research must demonstrate clear alignment with IIASA’s research programmes and national research priority areas (Advanced Systems Analysis; Ecosystems Services and Management; Energy; Evolution and Ecology; Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases; Risk and Resilience; Transitions to New Technologies; World Population and Water.)
Must be thirty five (35) years or younger on the 31st of December of the year of application for the doctoral scholarship.
Applicants applying for extension support at doctoral level should have commenced their degrees in 2016.
May not be living, studying or working in South Africa at the time of application.
Application Process: All applications are submitted on the NRF Online system at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za
Late and incomplete applications will be rejected.
Click here for the framework document and click here for the funding guide.
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