Funding for Postgraduate Studies (PFM)

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Thank you for visiting the Postgraduate School Fund Management website.

In order to create a more enjoyable user experience we have changed the way we do things, you will now find 4 separate pages will calls and funding opportunities listed per graduate-level – Honours, Master, Doctorate and PDRF.

Uj Postgrad Funding Opportunities2022&23 Online

Click here to view the Postgraduate Funding Opportunities for 2022/2023

Call for Applications – NRF Honours Funding Application for the 2023 Academic Year

The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2023 academic year.

The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. The entry age requirement is 28 years or younger for Honours in the year of application.

Applicants must click here to apply on the NRF Connect website.

Register with your ORCID credentials. Should you not have any, please register on ORCID to gain access.

Remember to ‘Sync’ your CV with the NRF Online Submission CV, should you have one first.

Click Apply to create an application and start completing your application. For more instructions you may like to use the Application Guide attached on this email.

Click here for manuals and tutorials on how to use the system is available on the NRF website.

NRF Connect Applications User Guide

DSI NRF Honors Application and Funding Guide for 2023

Applicant Cut-off Dates

Scholarship CategoryOpening dateClosing date
First-time General Honours Scholarships1 Apr 202220 Nov 2022


Institutional Contact Person
Mr. Thabiso Masango
Tel: 0115593287

Mr. Boitumelo Mokoena
Tel: 011 559 7208

Bursaries – SANSA

South Africa needs an increase in science and engineering graduates if we are to effectively resource the country with necessary and scarce skills to achieve goals of the National Development Plan and ensure a successful and sustainable future for our citizens. SANSA provides post graduate degree bursaries to contribute to the national target for qualified

For more info click here

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022

Sasol-NRF Postdoctoral Innovation Fellowship Programme


The National Research Foundation (NRF) and Sasol are pleased to announce Sasol-NRF Postdoctoral Innovation Fellowships Program. This program is an extension of the Agreement to fund research in energy transition that was reached in December 2021.

For more information click here.

Applicant Closing Date: 20 September 2022

Call for application, CETA Bursary 2022/2023

The CETA hereby invites all stakeholders and any other interested parties to apply for Discretionary Grant (DG) funding to implement skills development interventions in the construction sector. The grants are intended to address the national and sectoral priorities as well a contribute to the achievement of the targets set by the CETA in terms of its Strategic Plan.

For more info click here.

Application Closing Date: 26 August 2022

Call for Bursary Application

Do you need help to find your tertiary qualification this year?

Look no further, we are here for you.

KCT-ZA is offering a bursary funding to students registered on Gauteng University financial aid, for more information click here.