No, only students intending to register for full-time studies at any public university in South Africa will be funded. Students who commenced their master’s and doctoral studies on a part-time basis and wish to be considered for funding for completion of their studies on a full-time basis, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Undergraduate qualifications, regardless of National Qualification Framework (NQF) exit level;
  • Postgraduate certificates or diplomas, regardless of NQF exit level;
  • Professional master’s and doctoral degrees, regardless of NQF exit level (Further clarification of the professional degrees can be obtained from the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) approved by the DHET).
Yes, however the DSI-NRF Postgraduate Funding Policy is adopting a one call approach, wherein scholarships will no longer be included in research grant awards as was previously the case. All students must apply through the NRF Connect system on to be considered for postgraduate funding.