Together with the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, the DAAD awards funding for Master and PhD degrees at South African Universities to South Africans.

The 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.

The Call for Applications usually comes out in May on the NRF website with a deadline in mid-June. Application is online through the NRF Online Submission System.

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