All prospective postgraduate students are REQUIRED to apply for external funding for postgraduate studies, unless fully self-funded.
Postgraduate students can apply for funding from several funding bodies, including the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), National Research Foundation (NRF), South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Private Foundations. For a list of current funding opportunities visit the available bursaries page.
Our Division holds an agreement with DAAD, offering up to 5 In-Region Scholarships for MSc studies and up to 4 In-Region Scholarships for PhD studies at MBHG for students from other African countries. For more on this opportunity click here. Funding opportunities in South Africa are often preferentially awarded to South African citizens; therefore, international students are advised to seek international funding prior to enrolment at Stellenbosch University.
For more information regarding the opening and closing dates for the various funding applications visit the postgraduate funding page.