NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarships in South Africa

Posted: May 26, 2017 in Africa, Africans, Jul-Sept Deadline, Masters, PhD, South Africa
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Applications are invited for NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships to study in South Africa. South African citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) was established as an independent government agency, through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998). The mandate of the NRF is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge, and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master and doctoral programme.

Study Subject: The NRF makes funds available to support NRF Freestanding, SSDF and Innovation (including DST Priority Research Areas) Master’s and Doctoral (including Doctoral abroad) candidates for the 2018 academic year.

Scholarship Award: The NRF makes funds available to support a small number of scholarships for full-time Doctoral studies abroad, with the objective of increasing the number and quality of Doctoral graduates in South Africa.

Number of Scholarships: Small numbers of scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • 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.

Nationality: Scholarship is available 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.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Scholarships for South Africans

How to Apply: Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System 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.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 21, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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