The National Research Foundation (NRF) is offering a Master and Doctorate degree scholarship for full time studies in 2019. Interested students should apply for the NRF UNISA Master And Doctoral Scholarships For South African And Foreign Students. See details below on how to apply for the scholarship.The aim of the scholarship is to support the development of a critical mass of globally competitive human resources in prioritized areas; Promote and advance science, research and innovation.
It is open for a Master and Doctorate degree programmes
Field of study:
Broad disciplines supported for masters and doctoral scholarships:The scholarships are intended to support master’s and doctoral candidates to pursue research studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities,Including Priority Research Areas at public universities. The list below presents the breakdown of the broad disciplines supported by the NRF:
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Demography Drug Discovery and Development
Geology (Global Change, Society and Sustainability)
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences
Social Science and Humanities
Merit Review-value Scholarship:
Master’s – R90 000 for 2 years
Doctoral – R120 000 for 3 years
Institutional Nomination Scholarship:
Master’s – R50 000 for 2 years
Doctoral – R70 000 for 3 years
Host Country of Scholarship:
Countries Eligible For The Scholarship:
This scholarship is available to SA citizens, SA permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at a South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis.
Are You Eligible To Apply For The NRF UNISA Master And Doctoral Scholarships For South African And Foreign Students?
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must adhere to the following;
Applicant must register at a South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis.
SA citizens, SA permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at a
South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis
Applicants applying for extension support at master’s level should have commenced their degree in 2017.
Citizens and permanent residents from developing countries in and outside Africa. South Africans are not eligible to apply
Visa and immigration laws of the applicant’s home country and South Africa must be met by the applicant. The applicant must secure his / her own Visa or study permit under the programme for study in South Africa.
Applicants must be current recipients of NRF scholarships for the current degree in 2018. Extensions will only be provided under exceptional circumstances and will only be granted for six (6) or twelve (12) months as the NRF expects all students to complete their qualifications within regulation time.
SASAC doctoral scholarships, details of the proposed research must demonstrate clear alignment with IIASA’s research programmes and national research priority areas (Advanced Systems Analysis; Ecosystems Services and Management; Energy; Evolution and Ecology; Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases; Risk and Resilience; Transitions to New Technologies; World Population and Water.)
Applicants must be thirty five (35) years or younger on the 31st of December of the year of application for the doctoral scholarship.
Applicants applying for extension support at doctoral level should have commenced their degrees in 2016
How To Apply For The Scholarship:
All applications must be submitted online,
Applicants should click Here to complete the application process.