Start main page content

Award Rules

Key rules of the bursary and fellowship programme

  • All fellowships, scholarships and bursaries are paid to the institution where you are registered
  • The bursaries or fellowships are only available for full-time studies or full-time post-doctoral employment
  • A student may hold only one scholarship or bursary from either the NRF or another state-funded organisation at any one time
  • When an award is supplemented from a grant holder's running costs, it can be topped up with a maximum of only R20 000 per annum
  • All foreign grant holders (students, fellows or bursars) have to be registered and based at a South African institution
  • The maximum age limit for an applicant/nominee is 60 years at the time of application/nomination