Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme for South African Students 2020

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Scholarship Overview

The Department of Higher Education and Training is pleased to announce the implementation of Phase 1 of the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme for South African Students (NESP). The NESP is a three-year programme that includes a 2 year Master’s scholarship followed immediately by a 1-year academic internship at a recruiting South African university. 

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Scholarship Benefits

Benefits of the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme for South African Students are given below. Do you want to participate in a prestigious, structured, Post Graduate studies and development opportunity as the first step into an academic career that:

  • Enables you to register and study for a full time Master’s degree at a University of your choice;
  • Ensures that you are fully supported through a scholarship for up to a period of 2 years;
  • Enables you to take up a 1-year internship position at a South African university after completion of the Master’s Degree;
  • Ensures that you are fully supported by a mentor for the duration of your participation in the development programme;
  • Provides an opportunity for exposure through support for a possible international mobility experience; and
  • Enables you to develop your teaching and research abilities. 

Duration of Award: 3 Years

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for selection for the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme for South African Students, applicants must meet the following criteria, in addition to meeting the criteria specified by the University:

  • Show interest in becoming an academic;
  • Be 35 years or younger; 
  • Be a South African citizen;
  • A minimum average of 65% attained in an appropriate Level 8 qualification e.g. Honour’s degree;
  • Show evidence of eligibility to undertake postgraduate studies at Master’s level;
  • Commitment to placement at the recruiting University for the full 3 years of the programme (2 years of studying at any University, and 1 year of internship at the recruiting University)

Others

Application Deadlines for Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme for South African Students:

  • 15th May 2020
  • 15th August 2020

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration of Award: 3 Years

Eligible Countries: South Africa

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