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Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme 2020 for South African Students

Are you planning to embark on Master’s degree studies? Have you considered a career as an academic? Then the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) may just be for you!

Application Deadlines:

  • 15th May 2020
  • 15th August 2020

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

About the Award: The Department of Higher Education and Training is pleased to announce the implementation of Phase 1 of the Nurturing Emerging Scholar’s Programme (NESP).  The NESP is a three-year programme that includes a 2 year Master’s scholarship followed immediately by a 1-year academic internship at a recruiting South African university. 

Type: Masters, Job

Eligibility: To be eligible for selection for the NESP, applicants must meet the following criteria, in addition to meeting the criteria specified by the University:

  • Show interest in becoming an academic;
  • Be 35 years or younger; 
  • Be a South African citizen;
  • A minimum average of 65% attained in an appropriate Level 8 qualification e.g. Honour’s degree;
  • Show evidence of eligibility to undertake postgraduate studies at Master’s level;
  • Commitment to placement at the recruiting University for the full 3 years of the programme (2 years of studying at any University, and 1 year of internship at the recruiting University)

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Do you want to participate in a prestigious, structured, Post Graduate studies and development opportunity as a first step into an academic career that:

  • Enables you to register and study for a full time Master’s degree at a University of your choice;
  • Ensures that you are fully supported through a scholarship for up to a period of 2 years;
  • Enables you to take up a 1-year internship position at a South African university after completion of the Master’s Degree;
  • Ensures that you are fully supported by a mentor for the duration of your participation in the development programme;
  • Provides an opportunity for exposure through support for a possible international mobility experience; and
  • Enables you to develop your teaching and research abilities. 

Duration of Award: 3 Years

How to Apply: Apply in Link below

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

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