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MRC NRF Health masters and doctoral scholarship 2018 – 2019
August 15, 2014 Masters Bursaries

 Closing date: 30 August 2018

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and South African Medical Research Medical (MRC)
entered into a partnership in delivering the masters and doctoral scholarships programme in the
health, allied sciences and related fields at public higher education institutions in 2017.

Scholarship programme supports the students that wish to pursue masters and doctoral studies.

  • Biochemistry,
  • Pharmacology,
  • Toxicology,
  • Molecular modelling,
  • Medical Sciences,
  • Immunology, and
  • All other disciplines aligned to health and allied sciences in general.

Value of the Scholarships

  • Master’s Scholarships R 80 000 p. a
  • Doctoral Scholarships R 110 000 p.a
  • In addition,masters scholarship-holders may apply for a travel grant of up to R 15 000 for local  travel and doctoral scholarship-holders may apply for a travel grant of up to R 15 000 (for local travel and up to R 45 000 for international travel.

 Eligibility criteria applies:

Full-time registered South African citizens and permanent residents.

Scholarships are open only to students who will be pursuing masters and doctoral studies

Full- time employees of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are not eligible to apply


How to apply for funding

  • Applicants can apply for the NRF-MRC Health Scholarships Call for 2017 by accessing the link:

  • Register/ Login using your ID number and password.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered

For more information

Contact persons:
Ms Shumani Masia: Professional Officer – Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD). Telephone: 012 481 4148. E-mail:
Mrs Thashni Maistry-Pillay: Professional Officer – Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)

Telephone: 012 481 4241. E-mail:

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