Application for funding must be made through the NRF Online submission system on The call for applications opens every year in April. All applications will be reviewed at the university and only applications that meet all the requirements will be submitted by the university to the NRF. Please consult the university at which you are intending to register for your degree for their internal closing date before you apply.
The closing dates for each level of study are as follows:
  • Honours Applications: 24 November 2023
  • First-time Master’s Applications: 11 July 2023
  • First-time Doctoral Applications: 11 July 2023
  • Master’s and Doctoral Extension Support Applications: 18 August 2023