There are various funding opportunities for which students can apply to support their studies at the NWU.  Below is a list of different funding opportunities that are available to those candidates who comply with the minimum requirements.

Candidates are advised to secure additional support, as the bursaries or scholarships are only a contribution and do not always cover the full costs of a postgraduate student.

Applicants must submit their applications on the National Research Foundation (NRF) online submission system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

Please note: there are downloadable PDF documents that vary in file size available on this page.

 

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Funding Calls Updated 2020/06/12

Call documents are avaiable on the NRF website

NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for 2021 NWU Closing Date NRF Closing Date NWU Contact Person
NRF Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic) Split - Site 31 July 2020 14 August 2020 Funanani Lavhelani
NRF Extension Support for Doctoral Scholarships for 2021 31 July 2020 14 August 2020 Tshanduko Tshilongo
NRF Doctoral Scholarships for 2021 (First time applicant) 31 July 2020 14 August 2020 Tshanduko Tshilongo
NRF Extension Support for Masters for 2021 31 July 2020 14 August 2020 Boitumelo Mdluli
NRF Masters Scholarships for 2021 (First time applicant) 31 July 2020 14 August 2020 Boitumelo Mdluli
NRF Honours and final year B Tech Bursaries for 2021 4 December 2020 18 December 2020 Boitumelo Mdluli

 

Calls for Annual Progress Reports

This call is closed.

 

Emerging Researchers Development Programme

 

This call is now closed.  Please visit the website regularly for any updates that may follow.

SARChI

This call is now closed. Please visit the website regularly for any updates that may follow.

 

CV update

Grant holders are requested to update their 2019 research outputs on their CV on the NRF online submission system at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

 

The 2019 outputs will be listed in the annual progress reports and grant holders will be able to select the ones they wish to have included in the relevant annual progress report.

 

Post-Funding

 

All students who received funding for master’s or doctoral degrees need to provide the NRF with information regarding their completed degree, as stated in the M&D agreement form that all grant holders sign before the NRF funds are released.

Once you have graduated, the following steps need to be taken to complete the post-funding NRF requirements: