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UNISA announces open call for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for 2021

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The University of South Africa (UNISA) announced that the National Research Foundation (NRF) has opened its call for applicants who require funding for the post graduate studies in 2021.

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, UNISA informed post graduate students that require funding for next year’s tuition that the NRF, along with the South African Government, have allowed for them to apply for the funding via their online website.

The NRF stated, “Postgraduate funding is intended to support honours, master’s and doctoral candidates to pursue full-time studies at South African public universities, in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, including Indigenous Knowledge Systems, focusing on research aligned with one of the National Priority Research Areas.”

Applicants who will be excluded from consideration include; those who already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying, students who will be in their pre-proposal year in 2021 and students who intend to register for, or who are studying for a 100% masters by coursework, professional master’s or professional doctoral degree.

Sayushka Naidoo
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