NRF–TWAS Doctoral/Renaissance Scholarships for Doctoral Applicants in Africa, 2016

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Applications are invited for NRF–TWAS doctoral fellowship programme from scientists to enable them to pursue PhD research in South Africa. These doctoral fellowships are available for the nationals of developing country or Africa (other than South Africa).

The NRF provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.

The mandate of the 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.

Applicants must meet the following requirements of the English Language Proficiency Academic test: IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); or TOEFL (paper) 575 (TWE 4.5); or TOEFL iBIT (min. 20); or Cambridge minimum 58. Information on the IELTS tests can be obtained from the British Council in the home country.

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Palau, Albania, Guinea, Palestine, State of, Algeria, Guinea-Bissau, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Guyana, Paraguay, Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, Peru, Argentina, Honduras, Philippines, Armenia, Hong Kong, SAR, Qatar, Aruba, India, Romania, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Iran, Islamic Rep., Samoa, Bahamas, Iraq, Sao Tome and Principe, Bahrain, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Jordan, Senegal, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Belize, Kenya, Seychelles (Transitional), Benin, Kiribati, Sierra Leone, Bhutan, Korea, Dem Rep., Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuwait, South Sudan, Brunei, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Lebanon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lesotho, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Suriname, Burundi, Libya, Swaziland, Cabo Verde, Macedonia, FYR, Syrian Arab Republic, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China, Cameroon, Madagascar, Tajikistan, Central African Republic, Malawi, Tanzania, Chad, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, Maldives, Timor-Leste, China, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Marshall Islands, Togo, Comoros, Madagascar, Tonga, Congo, Dem. Rep, Mauritania, Tunisia, Congo, Rep., Mauritius, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mayotte, Turkmenistan, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Tuvalu, Cuba, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Uganda, Djibouti, Moldova, Ukraine, Dominica, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic, Montenegro, Uruguay, Ecuador, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mozambique, Vanuatu, El Salvador Myanmar, Venezuela, Eritrea , Namibia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nepal, Western Samoa, Fiji, Nicaragua, Yemen, Rep., Gabon, Niger, Zambia, Gambia, The, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Georgia, Oman, Ghana and Pakistan.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The NRF-TWAS Doctoral Scholarship funding Instrument is open to citizens and permanent residents from developing countries outside Africa. Refer to Appendix 1 for the list of eligible developing countries.  The NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarship funding instrument is open to citizens and permanent residents from Africa except South Africa. Refer to Appendix 2 for TWAS endorsed countries.

English language Requirements: Applicants must meet the following requirements of the English Language Proficiency Academic test: IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); or TOEFL (paper) 575 (TWE 4.5); or TOEFL iBIT (min. 20); or Cambridge minimum 58. Information on the IELTS tests can be obtained from the British Council in a home country.

Nationality:

These doctoral fellowships are available for the nationals of developing country or Africa (other than South Africa):

Where this scholarship can be taken?:

South Africa

What is the study subject?:

Applicants who wish to pursue research in Science; Engineering and Technology (SET) disciplines will be supported through the Scholarship.

The necessary course level:

Fellowships are available to scientists for the doctoral research programme at research institutions in South Africa.

How to apply this scholarship?:

The mode of application is online.

Find the application form in: View form

Deadline: The application deadline is 29 June 2016 for funding in 2017.

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