Master’s and PhD Bursaries

The NRF has opened applications for DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2024 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum Academic Requirement: 65%
  • Age Limits:
    • Honours: 28 years or younger
    • Master’s: 30 years or younger
    • Doctoral: 32 years or younger

These age requirements apply to the year of application, regardless of the first year of registration. The scholarships support honours, master’s, and doctoral candidates across all fields of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Application Process: All postgraduate students must apply through the NRF Connect System. Manual applications will not be accepted. Access the application portal here: NRF Connect System.