DHET Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) 2023

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DHET Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) 2023

Closing Date

Bursary Details

Are you planning to embark on a Master's degree study? Have you considered a career as an academic? Then the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) may be just for you!

The Department of Higher Education and Training is pleased to announce the implementation of Phase 2 of the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (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. 

OPPORTUNITY 1

5 NESP positions involving a scholarship for Masters study at a Public French university, offered in partnership with the French Embassy in South Africa, and an academic internship at the recruiting South African university 

Successful applicants will be expected to start their studies at the beginning of the French academic year in September 2023.

OPPORTUNITY 2

NESP positions involving a scholarship for Masters study at a South African university and an academic internship at the recruiting South African university

Successful applicants will be expected to start their studies at the beginning of the 2023 academic year.

Closing Date: 05 August 2022

Candidate Requirements
  • Show interest in becoming an academic;
  • Be 35 years or younger; 
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have a minimum average of 65% in an appropriate Level 8 qualification e.g. Honour’s degree;
  • Prove that you are eligible 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)
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How to Apply

Minimum requirement for all positions is a completed appropriate Level 8 qualification attained with an average of 65%.

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