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​Bursaries, Scholarships and Loans 

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There are three sources of funding, namely NRF, GES and the URC. The URC and GES funding comprises various postgraduate scholarships as well as the central Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) funding.

Bursaries/Scholarships 

  • Supervisor-Linked Bursary 
  • UJ-Commonwealth 
  • Mandela Rhodes Foundation 
  • Postdoctorate Fellowships 
  • DST-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme 
  • URC International Prestigious Scholarships 
  • UK Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Scholarships/Fellowships 
  • All NRF Scholarships and Fellowships:
  • NRF Free-standing Scholarships and Fellowships
  • DSF Innovation Scholarships and Fellowships 
  • Scarce Skills Development Fund Scholarships and Fellowships 
  • DAAD/NRF Joint In-country Scholarship 
  • SANHARP Scholarships 
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Scholarship 
  • NSTF/THRIP Bursaries 
  • Extended support for completing Master’s and Doctoral students 
  • Support for completing part-time Doctoral students 
  • Research Career Advancement Fellowships 
  • Collaborative Postgraduate Training Programme 
  • MRC-NRF Health and Allied Scholarships 
  • NRF Grantholder-linked bursaries 
  • NRF Honours/BTech and Master’s Block Grant

For more information, please click on this link: 

https://www.uj.ac.za/postgraduate/Documents/UJ_PostgradOpportunities2018-2019.pdf


  • NSFAS

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is by far the biggest single source of student support in the nation. It combines loans and bursaries, with parts of the initial loan being converted into a bursary as you progress successfully towards a qualification. It provides loans to academically deserving but financially needy students who wish to study at one of South Africa's public higher institutions. The loan is for full-time undergraduate students with South African citizenship. 

Students may apply at http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/


  • UJ Internal and external bursaries

UJ is offering various internal and external bursaries. For more information, please visit the Student Finance Office at:

APK: E-Ring 114/126 

Contact details: 011 559 4489/3770