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Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Opens Applications For Bursaries


Closing Date: 

February, 2020

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

Closing Dates: 28 February, 15 September each year

  • The PRF awards bursaries towards obtaining the following types of qualifications:
    • BSc (Hons) – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
    • Masters – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
    • PhD
  • Bursaries are ordinarily awarded only to South African citizens or persons with permanent residency permits for South Africa. A limited number of bursaries may be awarded to other non-South African applicants.
  • The PRF does not support applications from full-time employees (salary receiving employees)
  • Once the award has been made the scholarship holder cannot change the research project without the approval of the PRF
  • All new applications as well as renewal applications must be completed in full and all required documents attached (this includes Supervisor’s written support)
  • Please note: Other than exceptional circumstances the maximum duration of support will be 2 years for Masters and 3 years for PhD bursaries.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
  • Studying towards one of the aforementioned postgraduate qualifications
  • NOT employed full-time
  • Achieved a minimum overall mark of 60%
  • *For BScHons, preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students

Bursary Equiries: 

Application Form: 

How to Apply: 

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen (certified copy of)
  • Full tertiary academic record
  • Full scope of your proposed research project

Province: