Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
Please also take note of our important scholarship information.

Please note:
The usage of the application portal is possible only to a limited extent with mobile devices. Please use your desktop computer. Technical requirements

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Objective

Postgraduate training in a field with strong relevance for national development, aiming at university staff development and public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

Who can apply?

South African nationals or permanent residents.
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

What is supported?

Master and PhD studies.

Duration of funding

Up to two years for the Master’s, up to three years for the PhD.

Value

  • ZAR 80.000,- p.a. for Master’s
  • ZAR 110.000,- p.a. for PhD

Selection

Applications have to be submitted to NRF only. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Final selection is made by a panel consisting of university professors and representatives of both NRF and DAAD. Successful candidates will be informed through NRF.

More detailed information

The annual call is published on NRF’s website from June on:
www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/calls

It can also be found on the website of the DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg: www.daad.org.za/nrf

For any further assistance and information around the DAAD/NRF In-Country Scholarship programme please contact your institutions financial aid / bursary / postgraduate office.

What requirements have to be fulfilled?

For detailed information on the application requirements, please refer to the call or turn to NRF directly.

Language skills

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Application documents

Applications are submitted online through NRF.

Application deadline

Please refer to the call for information on the application deadline.

Application address

NRF website www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/calls

More detailed information

NRF www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/calls
DAAD Information Centre Johannisburg www.daad.org.za/nrf

Basic-Requirements

Status: Graduates
Doctoral candidates/PhD students
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Subject:
See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport
Further application requirements »