DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship


he DAAD, in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF), offers scholarships for postgraduate studies on a Master and PhD level to South Africans at South African universities in any field of study. This scholarship is only open to South African citizens or Permanent South African Residency Holders.

DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship holders are eligible for exciting funding and networking opportunities in addition to the scholarship they have received for their full-time Master or PhD degree in South Africa. They may choose to apply for DAAD funding for a Short-Term Research Visit of 2 - 6 months to Germany and/or attend one of six summer schools on offer in Germany during their funding period with the DAAD and NRF. The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg furthermore delights in inviting DAAD-NRF Scholarship holders to a yearly conference for networking purposes. This scholarship is thus especially interesting to South Africans who would like to study in South Africa but still gain international research experience in Europe.

How to apply

The Call for Applications is out now on the NRF website. Application is online through the NRF Online Submission System.

Candidates must apply through their universities. Each university has its own internal deadline. For more information the candidate's faculty or research office at the relevant university may be contacted.

Deadline for applications

Universities must send students' applications to the NRF by these deadlines:

  • Master: 16 September 2019
  • PhD: 31 July 2019

For more information, please visit: https://www.daad.org.za/en/study-research-in-south-africa/daad-nrf/