NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship 2023

NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship

by Debbie

The NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship is jointly awarded by the DAAD and the NRF to full-time Master and PhD students in South Africa in all fields of study at any South African university.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is national body that represents all 365 of Germany’s higher education institutions. It is privately run, self-governing, and receives funding from both the federal government and the state.

NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship

In addition, there are over 450 DAAD lecturer posts and approximately 50 information centres that make up the international DAAD network. The DAAD Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards that the nation of Germany in Europe bestows upon exceptionally talented students from other countries.

Eligibility for NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship

  • Applicants from South Africa are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Full-time Master’s and PhD students in South Africa in all fields of study at any South African university.
  • To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Applicants must be 30 (Masters) or  32 (PhD) years of age or younger in the year of application. The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%.
  •  A South African citizenship or a permanent South African residency is a requirement for the scholarship.

How to Apply

  • The applicants must submit an online application through the application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants have to submit the following documents-
  • Hand-signed curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of admission for the host university/institution/ network.
  • To support their documents candidates need to submit certified copies of the university, degree certificates including transcript and copy of their passport.
  •  You must meet the entry requirements for taking admission in the university.


The scholarship program will cover the study fund to the successful candidates for the year 2024.


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