Postgraduate Research Scholarships (PGRS)

- funding from Nelson Mandela University for honours, masters and doctoral students for study at the University

Internal Research Bursaries (IRBs)

- bursaries awarded to students from the research accounts of Nelson Mandela University academic staff members or by the Faculty

Student Account Refunds

- application process for students to withdraw any remaining funds in their student accounts


- lists the major funding opportunities available for postgraduate studies. Some of the funding opportunities are administered by the Office of Research Development. Other opportunities are administered by external bodies and students are encouraged to visit the websites provided. RD encourages students to regularly check their student emails for updates on available postgraduate bursary / scholarship opportunities.

Please note that FindFunding@RD opens in a new tab.

Opportunities are also posted on the RD Facebook page.

DSI-NRF Student Funding

- provides honours masters and doctoral scholarships in partnership with local and international funders