NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship for Master and PhD Students 2023

Together with the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, the DAAD awards funding for Master and PhD degrees at South African Universities to South Africans citizens or permanent South African residents as part of its In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme.

The NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship is jointly awarded by the DAAD and the NRF to full-time Master and PhD students in South Africa in all fields of study at any South African university.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): NRF-DAAD, South Africa

Host Institution(s): South African Universities

Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Master and PhD

Nationality: South African Students

NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship | DETAILS

Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for a short-term research stay to Germany. More Information here: NRF-DAAD Short-term Stay Germany Leaflet

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship for Master and PhD Students, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be a South African citizenship or a permanent South African residency is a requirement for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be 30 (Masters) or 32 (PhD) years of age or younger in the year of application. The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%.
  • Applicants must enrol in full-time program

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants seeking for NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship for Master and PhD Students should apply through Application Portal: NRF-DAAD Online Application Submission System.

Please note that the name of the Call is NRF Postgraduate Scholarships.

  • The NRF Postgraduate Scholarship Call for funding in 2024 including closing dates can be accessed via the link:
  • Once on the NRF Connect system, select the First-time doctoral scholarship application template, and select ‘NRF-DAAD’ scholarship under application applying for.
  • NRF Postgraduate Scholarships Call documents are accessible via the link: 
  • Please refer to the Application and Funding Guide document from the link for step-by-step guidance on completing the application on the system.

Application Deadline: July 11, 2023

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