NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Training Programme

NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Scholarships Pre-call Announcement 2020

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 April, 2020

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and Nuffic (the Netherlands organisation for internationalisation in education, represented in South Africa by Nuffic’s Netherlands Education Support Office) are pleased to announce a pre-call for the 2020 NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Scholarships.

The official call will be launched on 1 April 2020 for funding in 2021.

For more information about the pre-call, please click here and open the file under "Documents".  Alternatively, you can email our colleagues below:


Mr Nelson Komane

Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development


Tel: 012 481 4219


Mr Vhutshilo Makananise

Neso South Africa


Tel: 012 346 0982

For a preview of this past year, please consult the scholarship framework document ‌ (674.2 kB) and the application guide‌ (1.3 MB) of the 2019 call in which 20 PhD candidates were awarded a scholarship


From left to right: Dr. Sepo Hachigonta (Director Strategic Partnerships, NRF), Mr. Daan Du Toit (Deputy Director General, South African Department of Science & Technology), Ms. Marjan Hammersma (Secretary General, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science) and Mr. Freddy Weima (Director General Nuffic).

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