Which Qualifications are Funded by NRF?
NRF, National Research Foundation, provides funding for full-time students for their postgraduate studies which they must complete in a fixed number of years. The NRF only funds certain degrees so read below to learn what degrees are funded by the NRF.
The mandate of the National Research Fund (NRF) is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge, and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans.
NSFAS does not fund postgraduate students so students wishes to complete a postgrad will be looking for other options. Luckily, the NRF funds postgraduate studies but there are quite a few options the NRF doesn't fund. These are:
- Undergraduate qualifications
- Postgraduate certificates
- Postgraduate diplomas
- Professions Master's degrees
- Professional Doctoral degrees
- 100% Master's by coursework
- Part-time Master's and Doctoral studies
Part-time honours is funded, only through the Graduate Internship programme.
For more information about what qualifications the NRF funds, you can read here.
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