Approximately 11 045 students were awarded funding in 2020 and approximately 7 414 in the year 2021, this is dependent on the availability of the budget.
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.