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Welcome to our scholarship database!
Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.
DAAD-NRF Joint Scholarship Programme South Africa • DAAD
Doctoral candidates/PhD students
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.
Applicable to the following disciplines:
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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.
- ZAR 80.000,- p.a. for Master’s
- ZAR 110.000,- p.a. for PhD
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:
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.
Please refer to the call for information on the application deadline.
Applications are submitted online through NRF.
NRF website www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/calls
Contact and Consulting
More detailed information
DAAD Information Centre Johannisburg www.daad.org.za/nrf
Please select your status and your country to enable you to submit an application
Your status and/or country is not in the list? If your status and/or country is not included in the list, you cannot apply for this scholarship programme. To ensure that only scholarship programmes for which you are eligible to apply are shown, please select your status and your country in the results list (left-hand column).