The programme supports funding for studying full-time in the Netherlands, as well as full-time joint doctoral programmes between Dutch higher education institutions and partner institutions in South Africa.

Nuffic Doctoral Funding Framework 2021

Application process

Application for funding for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed. The new application round will open in the spring of 2021.

More information

For programme related enquiries, please contact:

NRF: Mr Nelson Komane

  • Professional Officer: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
  • Phone: +27 12 481 42 19
  • Email:

Nuffic: Mr Vhutshilo Makananise