NRF Scholarship Open 2021 Academic Year

The NRF Postgraduate (Honours, Masters and Doctoral) Scholarships are open:

  • NRF Honours Scholarships (for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • SARAO Honours Scholarships (for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • NRF First Time Masters and Doctoral Scholarships (Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills)
    (for South Africans; Permanent Residents and limited percentage of foreign nationals)
  • NRF Masters and Doctoral DAAD (for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Studies Abroad Split-Site(for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • NRF Extension Support (for current NRF Scholarship Holders – Masters and PhD ONLY)
  • NRF Doctoral TWAS (for citizens and permanents residents of from developing countries on the African Continent and elsewhere, and, must not be living, studying or working in South Africa in 2021)
  • NRF SASAC Doctoral (for South Africans; Permanent Residents and limited % foreign nationals)
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Transformation to sustainability – a buzz-phrase, or a concept with substance?

COVID-19 revealed that transformation is considered necessary, and it is possible to promote large-scale rapid behavioural changes to address emerging social-environmental challenges. But social changes can be resisted, such as those leading to the reduction of privileges or personal freedoms.

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Roundtable: What does 'transformation(s) to sustainability' mean today?

Thursday, 4 March at 15h–16h CET

The Transformations to Sustainability programme (a joint initiative of the International Science Council, the Belmont Forum and the NORFACE network) invites you to an in-depth discussion of some of the critical questions for research on transformations to sustainability in early 2021. 

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Free to download: COVID 19 and Health Education Resources for Individuals with disabilities. 

The Centre for AAC, Future Africa (University of Pretoria) and UNICEF have jointly completed the project titled “Co-designing health communication and education materials for COVID-19 and other health related matters for use with individuals in South Africa with disability/communication vulnerability.

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Future Africa presents at the Galien Forum

On 10 December 2020, University of Pretoria researchers – collaborating on the Youth Empowerment and Health/Economic Responses to COVID-19 (YEaH), funded by UNICEF – presented to the 3rd edition of the Galien Forum.

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Future Africa preps to share COVID-19 research with Galien Africa Forum and World Health Organisation

Director Prof Cheikh Mbow says he wants to convey that “the emerging risk for Africa, in general, can be addressed only if we establish transdisciplinarity”.

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Future Africa-1HOPE Webinar Series

We are delighted to invite you to participate in a groundbreaking "Future Africa -1 HOPE " webinar series. The aim of the series is to build collaborative transdisciplinary research capacity of early career and doctoral students through a One Health & Well-Being lens - using the Zoom-digital platform.

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Psychology Department

19 April


19 – 21 April

TUT faculty of arts & design research

21 April

French-South Africa Cross Acceleration Programme Launch

22 April


26 April

The Way Institute Seminar

27 April

Symposium - Prof Heyns

28 April

Consulation on Religion & Public Life

26 – 28 April

Consolation on Religiously Inspired Violence

Law School

28 – 29 April

Presentation of Project Proposals

03 May

FABI Hybrid Meeting

04 May

Embassy of Switzerland in SA

06 May

Sports LAW

06 – 07 May

LLM Sport Law Lecture

08 May

Exceptional Achiever's Functions for Students

12 May