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Postgraduate Funding Support

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​​​​​The Postgraduate Office (PGO) is responsible for the management of postgraduate funding at the institution. This involves a variety of​ internal and external funding instruments with specific rules and regulations, departmental bursary administration, developing and implementing institutional policies and ensuring prudent financial administration which complies with prescripts and legislation. At the core of this function is the financial and psycho-social well-being of our postgraduate students. As professional scholarship administrators, we are dedicated in our efforts to support our postgraduate student community. Please take a look at the current funding​ announcements by clicking on the banner below or on the quick links list. These funding opportunities are divided into several categories and contain several funding instruments, with criteria including academic merit, leadership, financial need, research priority areas, etc.

Book a consultation for postgra​duate funding enquiries here.

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Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

The PSP approved awards will be communicated between December 2022 and end January 2023.
Reminder for the 2022 PSP applicants: “Please consider your application as unsuccessful should you              not receive feedback within three (3) months after the closing date”

NRF Honours

At this stage, applicants need to attach their final academic record in the qualification section and add            their final year major modules/s in the details of degree section.
The NRF will communicate outcomes between January – March 2023.

NRF Masters and Doctoral

Please note that the outcome of the 2023 NRF Masters and Doctoral Scholarships will be available by end of December 2022 on the website link here.


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Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch​