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The GSH helps students access funding for postgraduate research by announcing calls for funding and evaluating applications. In this regard, it collaborates with both the Fees and Funding Division in the Client Service Centre and Research Grants Management within the Department of Research and Innovation Support. In 2015, UP researchers and research partners were successful in securing R407 million from external funders. Research grants, including funding from the NRF and the Medical Research Council (MRC) and other funders, amounted to R149 million. Research contracts from national partners and sponsors totalled R122 million. International funders provided support to the amount of R110 million. All funding opportunities are available in the index to postgraduate funding.



The Stipendium Hungaricum programme offered by the Hungarian Government grants 100 full scholarships to South African students to study in a variety of fields. The programme caters for students at Bachelors, Master and PhD Level as follows: 30 Bachelors, 60 Masters, 10 PhD.

The scholarship will cover the following:

- Full tuition fees

- Accommodation

- Monthly allowance

- Medical insurance

For more details and related terms and conditions visit: 

All applications will be strictly online ( The Application deadline is 16 February 2018

Any inquiries should be directed to Dhet via email on [email protected]

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