The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce the call for scholarship applications for 2018 in the following categories: Free-standing, Innovation, and Scarce Skills Development fund Masters and Doctoral Scholarships
Application Deadline: 21st July 2017
Offered Annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies.
To be taken at (country): South African public Universities.
Eligible Fields of Study: Science, Engineering and Technology
About the Award: The NRF makes funds available to support NRF Freestanding, SSDF and Innovation (including DST Priority Research Areas) Masters and Doctoral (including Doctoral abroad) candidates for the 2018 academic year. Masters and Doctoral scholarships are awarded through a competitive process following a merit review process. However, NRF Freestanding Masters bursaries are released as block grants to South African public Universities.
Type: Masters, Doctoral
- These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies.
- The scholarship-holder will be accepted as a full-time student during the tenure of the scholarship.
- Scholarship-holders may not concurrently hold the scholarship with any full-time salaried employment position.
- The scholarship-holder must be registered and based at an accredited South African or an Abroad Research Institution as a full-time student during the tenure of the scholarship.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Duration of Program: Scholarships will be awarded for a full year (new awards) depending on the period for which the scholarship is requested.
How to Apply: Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System here and follow the application process set out in the Application and Funding Guide.
All applicants must consult with his/her proposed supervisor in the process of submitting an application to ensure that the supervisor is in agreement with the scientific aspects contained in the application and, the proposed work plan for completion of the degree.
Award Provider: National Research Foundation (NRF)
Important Notes: Please consult your Research Office or Postgraduate Office for your institutions internal closing date, to ensure validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF.