The number of students funded annually is dependent on the availability of the budget. Since the introduction of the policy on average 6 000 students are being funded annually.
No, while this proposal states that postgraduate funding should be allocated to 95% South Africans (including permanent residents) and 5% students from the rest of the world including students from SADC countries. The 5% allocation is expected to advance South Africa’s global partnerships, which would include commitments to SADC.