NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarships in South Africa

The DAAD and the NRF jointly offer the NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship to full-time Master’s and PhD students in South Africa covering all subject areas at any university in the country.

Any prospective South African student may submit an application to be considered for this scholarship. To apply, candidates must be 30 years old for master’s programs or 32 years old for PhD programs.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is a national organization that represents all 365 of Germany’s higher education institutions. It is funded by the state and the federal governments; privately operated and independent. Furthermore, the international DAAD network also consists of over 50 information centers and more than 450 DAAD lecturer postings. One of the most prominent scholarships that Germany, a country in Europe, gives to outstanding international students is the DAAD Scholarship.

Brief Description

  • Department: NA
  • University or Organization: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Program type: Master’s or PhD degree
  • Awards: Varying
  • Type of Access: Online
  • Number of Awards: Unknown
  • Nationality: Students from South Africa
  • One may accept the honor in South Africa
  • Application Deadline: 11th July, 2024


Eligible Countries: South African applicants are welcome to submit a scholarship application.
Courses or Subjects Accepted: Full-time Master’s and PhD students in every field of study at any university in South Africa.

Admissible Criteria:

To be considered, candidates must fulfill all of the requirements listed below:
-To apply, candidates must be 30 years old for master’s programs or 32 years old for PhD programs. For postgraduate funding, the NRF minimum academic standard is 65%.
-To be considered for the scholarship, one must be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

Using the application form, candidates must submit an online application.

Supporting Documents:

The following documents must be submitted by applicants:

-Curriculum vitae that is hand-signed.

-Admission letter from the host educational institution, university, or network.

-Certified copies of the university transcript, degree certificates, and passports are required of candidates to strengthen their documentation.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the university, you must fulfill the requirements for admission.


The successful applicants will get a study fund for 2024 from the scholarship program.     



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