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TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme

TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme

Deadline: 8 July 2022
Open to: Scientists from developing countries
Benefits: Partial funding for tuition fees and accommodation, plus cheapest return flight ticket


South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) working in partnership with UNESCO-TWAS to advance science in developing countries through the NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships.

TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a maximum period of three years. They are awarded to scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences.

Final closing date of this fellowship: 08 July 2022- However, universities will set their own internal cut-off dates for applications and applicants must abide by those dates.


The list of 151 eligible developing countries is available on the official website.


Awarded candidates under TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships will be provided Partial Cost of Study (PCS) funding and this will only cover tuition fees and accommodation costs for a maximum of R101 196 per annum per student. Additionally, the NRF will cover cheapest return economy flight and the visa and/or study permit costs for TWAS-NRF doctoral awarded candidates.


For more information please visit the official website.