SANBI: Bursary Programme 2024

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Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be under 35 years old
  • You must intend on studying full-time, towards an Honours, Masters or Doctoral degree in 2024
  • You must be studying at your degree level for the first time (i.e. second Honours, Masters or Doctoral degrees will NOT be funded)
  • You must intend on pursuing a research project that is in line with SANBI’s mandate and research strategy
  • You must intend on studying at any university in South Africa
  • You must have completed an Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma if applying for Masters studies
  • You must have confirmed placement in a postgraduate programme and have provisional acceptance from prospective academic supervisors
  • You must be pro-active, enthusiastic, and interested in doing excellent research that can make a difference


The bursary will provide cover for university fees and living expenses, to the total values:

  • Honours studies: R120 000 for one year only
  • Masters studies: R150 000 per year for two years
  • Doctoral studies: R180 000 per year for three years


19 January 2024


Click here to apply

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