Available Bursaries

By | December 9, 2019

Available Bursaries

Bursaries Closing In January 2023/2024

Available Bursaries 2023-2024

It is recommended that students carefully plan their finances before applying for scholarships and verify that they meet basic requirements such as academic performance.

Each scholarship may have a different set of standards, so it is very important that students carefully read all the conditions and standards of the scholarship.

Unfortunately, the university cannot guarantee that any student will have enough financial aid to cover all study and living expenses.

Recommends that students carefully plan their finances before applying for scholarships and check if they meet basic requirements such as academic performance.

International students should not be dependent on fundraising at R.S.A. But before coming to Stellenbosch University, you should seek funding in your home country.

Please note: The current format of the Graduate Merit Scholarship Program cancels the award of 75 points for previous grades. The renewal will be completed in 2023 and will be phased out.

Graduate Support Scholarships

 General Information

The allocation of funds depends on the situation. The amount of the Graduate Support Scholarships is not sufficient to cover all study expenses, and students must also apply for other scholarships and loans, and / or have supplemental funds available. After receiving the signed statement and completing the financial plan, the scholarship will be paid in March. Note that poor students are classified as really low family income students. Students facing financial problems due to lifestyle choices (housing, transportation, education for future generations) do not meet these conditions.

Eligibility

The Postgraduate Support Bursary is a resource for extremely financially needy students (SA citizens ONLY) registered with the University for postgraduate programmes a postgraduate diploma, an honours, Master’s or doctoral degree. This scheme is available to full­time and part-time postgraduate students. Part-time students qualify for a smaller amount. It is awarded on extreme financial need and a recommendation by the study leader or promoter.

Financial need is determined by a means test that takes the following into consideration:

  • Gross Family income of R 350 000
  • Other bursaries received
  • Family size
  • Home Consumers’ Index

Apply on http://my.sun.ac.za

Applications CLOSED for 2023

Outcome of 2023 Applications: Mid-December

Private Bursaries

​​​​​​​​​These bursaries are limited to certain fields of study and offer small amounts to a few selected students only. These bursaries are subject to the availability of funds. When allocations of the private bursaries are made, preference is given to SA citizens, with the highest level of study (degree programme) and the highest marks, unless otherwise specified. Some departments, especially those in the fields of science and technology, offer financial assistance from departmental funds to selected students.

List of Private Bursaries

Apply on http://my.sun.ac.za

Harry Crossley

Applications CLOSED for 2023

Scholarship details

Masters and Doctoral students in full-time study. Apply onhttp://my.sun.ac.za

Eligibility criteria

  • All fields of study except Theology and Political Science
  • Minimum average of 70% in previous degree obtained at a South African institution
  • Weighted thesis component of 50% or more

Value

  • Masters  R 110 000
  • Doctoral R 130 000

Outcome for 2023 Applications: Mid-December

HB & MJ Thom

Applications CLOSED for 2023

Scholarship details

Only for SA citizens

For Full-time Honours, Masters and Doctoral study.  All fields of Study.

Criteria of award

Good moral values, positive post-matric leadership in the following fields: sport, cultural, academics, religion etc. Although not a requirement for the award, the University will give preference to applicants who, in addition to the stipulated conditions, obtained a good academic record in their previous degree/studies.

Two testimonials verifying the criteria must accompany the application form. A CV should also accompany the application.

In order to comply with the requirements , the applicant needs to state 3 outstanding achievements in at least 2 of the following leadership categories, i.e. participation in SU student leadership structuressport, participation in cultural activities/community involvement or leadership roles in religion.  ​

Value

  • Honours R 40 000
  • Masters  R 50 000
  • Doctoral R 70 000

SASOL-Stellenbosch 2023

Scholarship details

For Full-time Masters and Doctoral students in Chemistry and Process Engineering

Eligibility criteria

  • SA citizens only

Application made via memorandum with recommendation by supervisor emphasizing the importance/relevance of research with regard to SASOL.

Value

  • Variable

Closing date: 16 March 2023

Outcome: End April 2023

Ernst Ethel and Eriksen Trust

Applications CLOSED for 2023

Scholarship details

Masters and Doctoral students in full-time study. Apply on http://eriksentrust.co.za

Eligibility criteria

  • Only for South African citizens
  • For study at a South African university
  • Student must have completed their honours study to apply

Contact Information

Private Bag X 67,

Bryanston, 2021

South Africa

eeetrust@eject.co.za

Statutory Councils Bursaries

2023 ​NRF Honours, Masters and Doctoral applications are CLOSED

*Applications submitted after the Stellenbosch University closing dates will NOT be processed, as the applications will be screened, reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF

NRF Honours Bursaries

NRF Freestanding, NRF Scarce Skills, NRF Innovation and NSFAS Postgradu​ate Funding (Refer to Fields of study below)

Framework Document and Application Guideline

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizenship and students with permanent residency.
  • Applicants who already have a qualification on the same level are not eligible.
  • Scholarship holders must not hold fulltime salaried employment during tenure of the award​.
  • Students who intend on persuing a Postgraduate Diploma are not eligible.

 Where to apply?

Apply on http://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

Please note: It is 1 bursary application form for NRF Freestanding/Innovation/Scarce Skills/NSFAS​

NUFFIC (The Dutch Organization for Internationalization in Education) (Doctoral ONLY)

Scholarship details

Full-time doctoral studies jointly developed and implemented by a Dutch HEI and a Partner University in South Africa, referred to as the split-site mode and resulting in a joint degree from the partner institutions.​

South African citizens or permanent residents with a South African ID number, although South African citizens will be prioritised

Eligibility criteria

  • Cannot hold this scholarship concurrently with any other NRF or South African/Netherlands government scholarship
  • Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)
  • Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.
  • Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.
  • Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2023

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (Doctoral ONLY)

Scholarship details

Citizens and permanent residents from developing countries in and outside Africa. South Africans are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility criteria​

  • Applicants may not be living, studying or working in South Africa at the time of application.
  • Applicants who were previously employed or studying towards a degree or undertaking research in South Africa, and have returned to their country of origin but have been in their country of origin for less than two (2) years are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be thirty five (35) years of age or younger on the 31st of December of the year of application for the Doctoral scholarship.
  • Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)
  • Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.
  • Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.
  • Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2023

Value

  • ​Doctoral: R 120 000 p.a​

SASAC (Southern African Systems Analysis Centre)

​Scholarship details

For research using systems analysis methodology, with specific capacity development interventions provided through the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC), hereafter referred to as SASAC Doctoral scholarships. Systems analysis requires thinking in systems and the application of systems modelling tools and approaches to global challenges.

South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals

 

​​Eligibility criteria

  • Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)
  • Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.
  • Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.
  • Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2023

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Postgraduate Funding (Honours only)

Scholarship details

Accounting, Actuarial Science, Agricultural Sciences, Auditing, Biotechnology, Business management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography, Economics, Engineering, Financial Management, Geology, Statistics, Information systems,  Mathematical Science, Physical Science, Statistics, Transportation studies, Tourism.  available bursaries

Value

  • Honours: R 76 000 p.a

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizenship and students with permanent residency.
  • Applicants who already have a qualification on the same level are not eligible.
  • Scholarship holders must not hold fulltime salaried employment during tenure of the award.
  • Students who intend on persuing a Postgraduate Diploma are not eligible.​

Important: Please note that in order to be considered for NSFAS, you should have obtained NSFAS or university financially needy funding and upload this proof with your application.​

 

NRF Freestanding Scholarship* (Honours, Masters and Doctoral)

Scholarship details

Study in the social and human sciences (SSH), natural and applied sciences as well as engineering and technology (SET).

Value

  • Honours: R 30 000 p.a
  • Masters: R 50 000 p.a
  • Doctoral: R 70 000 p.a

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizenship and students with permanent residency.
  • Applicants who already have a qualification on the same level are not eligible.
  • Full-time employees at Higher Education Institutions are not eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship holders must not hold fulltime salaried employment during tenure of the award

 

DST/NRF Innovation Scholarship* (Honours, Masters and Doctoral)

The Innovation Bursary Scheme which also includes priority research areas* supports students who wish to pursue their Honours and final year B Tech studies in the fields listed below viz.:

  • Astronomy;
  • Bioinformatics*;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Climate Change*;
  • Computer science;
  • Drug Discovery and Development*;
  • Earth Sciences;
  • Earth Observation*;
  • Ecology;
  • Engineering;
  • Functional Genomics*;
  • Global Change, Society and Sustainability*;
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems*;
  • Mathematical Sciences;
  • Material Science;
  • Marine Sciences*;
  • Medicinal Plant Research*;
  • Medical sciences;
  • Nanotechnology*;
  • Nuclear Science;
  • Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences*;
  • Palaeosciences*;
  • Physics;
  • Renewable Energy*;
  • Social Science and Humanities; and
  • Space Science*

Value

  • Honours: R 60 000 p.a
  • Masters: R 90 000 p.a
  • Doctoral: R 120 000 p.a

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizenship and students with permanent residency, as well as a percentage of non-South African citizens.
  • Applicants who already have a qualification on the same level are not eligible.
  • Full-time employees at Higher Education Institutions are not eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship holders must not hold fulltime salaried employment during tenure of the award

 

NRF Scarce Skills Scholarship*​ (Honours, Masters and Doctoral)

Scholarship details

  • Accounting,
  • Actuarial Science, 
  • Agricultural Sciences,
  • Architecture,
  • Auditing,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Business management,
  • Chemistry,
  • Computer Science,
  • Demography,
  • Economics,
  • Engineering,
  • Forestry,
  • Financial Management,
  • Geology,
  • Health Science
  • Information systems,  
  • Mathematical Science,
  • Physical Science,
  • Statistics,
  • Sports Science,
  • Transportation studies,
  • Tourism​

Value

  • Honours: R 60 000 p.a
  • Masters: R 90 000 p.a
  • Doctoral: R 120 000 p.a

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizenship and students with permanent residency.
  • Applicants who already have a qualification on the same level are not eligible.
  • Full-time employees at Higher Education Institutions are not eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship holders must not hold fulltime salaried employment during tenure of the award

DAAD-NRF Scholarship (Masters and Doctoral)

Scholarship details

The programme targets candidates who are working towards a master’s or doctoral degree. Preference will be given to full-time registered young South Africans or full-time SU staff members (SA citizens/SA permanent residence status) studying towards a doctoral qualification will also be considered.

Value

  • Masters: R 80 000 p.a
  • Doctoral: R 110 000 p.a

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizenship and students with permanent residency.
  • Applicants who already have a qualification on the same level are not eligible.
  • Previous degree should have been obtained no more than 6 years prior to application

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SARAO Scholarships

Call Open for 2023 Masters and Doctoral https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

SARAO will consider applications from academically excellent students who wish to undertake postgraduate-level research relevant to the scientific and technical goals of the SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes, and who are:

1. South African citizens, or permanent residents of South Africa; or

2. Citizens of Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.

 

FOCUS AREAS FOR MASTERS AND DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN 2023

Science

Topics exploiting data projected to be available by 2023-24 from key existing radio astronomy instruments located in South Africa. These include MeerKAT, HERA, C-BASS, early versions of HIRAX, and HartRAO facilities (including astrometry and geodesy applications). Amongst these, MeerKAT is the highest priority area. Multi-wavelength projects with direct links to the above will be considered.

 

Engineering

Engineering topics should be directly related to the needs of building and operating radio telescopes that are supported or hosted by SARAO. Proposed projects must provide the student with skills that are critical to radio astronomy and geodesy, and proposals should explicitly list these skills. Priority will be given to topics that fall within the areas listed here:

 

  • Radio astronomy antennas and receiver systems (including digitisation) associated with supported and hosted instruments.
  • Real-time digital signal processing instrumentation for radio astronomy, specifically using FPGA and GPU platforms.
  • Hardware and data analysis systems for detecting, monitoring and identifying Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), including the use of telescope data (e.g. using MeerKAT visibilities to locate RFI sources).
  • Hardware, software and data analytic systems associated with the control and monitoring of radio telescopes.
  • Instrumentation and data analysis systems to support geodesy undertaken by SARAO. 


Call Open for 2023 Honours https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za​

2023 Applications CLOSED

Eligibility criteria

  • South African citizens ONLY.
  • Students who wish to study towards a Bachelor of Science – Honours degree at a South African university; and who majored in Physics and Mathematics at undergraduate level,
  • A minimum 60% for major subjects at undergraduate level.
  • Students who intend to pursue postgraduate research in radio astronomy, or in an engineering discipline relevant to radio astronomy.

 

CSIR/SU Scholarship

Call Open for 2023 Applications

2023 Applications CLOSED

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.

Eligibility criteria

The IBS postgraduate bursary support is intended for full time studies for Honours, Masters or PhD degrees at any South African public university. The focus areas for the bursary support are restricted to the following research areas.

  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and Digital Sciences
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (Manufacturing Elements)
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology:
    • Biopharming
    • Bioprocessing
    • Biocatalysis
  • Information and Communications Technology

Travel grants

​​Overseas Conference Grant

The PGO Overseas Conference Grant (OCG) is a supplementary award to attend an international conference outside of South Africa to present a paper or poster.

Three cycles and deadlines:

• Closing date 30 Sept of preceding year for Jan – Apr following year.

 • Closing date 30 March for May – Aug.

 • Closing date 30 June for Sept – Dec.

Terms and Conditions of the Overseas conference grant

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