NESP Scholarship South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER – DHET

NESP Scholarship South Africa | The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is one of the departments of the South African government, responsible for overseeing universities and other post-secondary education in South Africa.

The DHET formed the Nurturing Emerging Scholar’s Programme (NESP) in 2020, with the aim of transforming higher education in the country. The national implementation of the programme, one of the Staffing South Africa’s Universities’ Programme (SSAUF), is in partnership with Rhodes University.

ABOUT THE NESP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Department of Higher Education and Training is inviting students to apply for the Nurturing Emerging Scholar’s Programme (NESP), for the 2023 academic year. The NESP is a 3-year programme that includes a 2-year Master’s degree scholarship, followed by a 1-year academic internship at a South African university.

The scholarship will be awarded for Master’s degree studies at selected universities, in these selected fields:

Cape Peninsula University of Technology:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Electronic Communication and Satellite Technology

Central University of Technology:

  • Natural Science

Durban University of Technology:

  • Chemistry
  • Generic Health Sciences

Mangosuthu University of Technology:

  • Mathematics

Nelson Mandela University:

  • Information Technology Software Engineering
  • Mathematics & Multilingualism: Senior Phase
  • Mechatronics
  • Naval and Architecture

North-West University:

  • Movement Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics (Electronics/Renewable Energy)
  • Public Management and Governance

Rhodes University:

  • African Music Studies
  • Financial Markets and Quantitative Economics
  • Law
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacy

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University:

  • Chemistry (Inorganic)
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Medical Virology
  • Midwifery Nursing Science

Tshwane University of Technology:

  • Medical Chemistry
  • Metallurgical & Material Engineering
  • Performance Arts
  • Water Science and Technology

University of Cape Town:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Organisational Psychology

University of Fort Hare:

  • Human Right Law
  • Language Education (Multilingualism)
  • Speech-Language (Pathology/ Audiology)

University of Johannesburg:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Civil Engineering (Civil or Geotechnical)
  • Urban and Regional Planning

University of KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering

University of Limpopo:

  • Bioinformatics/ Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Immunology

University of Mpumalanga:

  • Development Studies

University of Pretoria:

  • Civil Engineering (Geotechnical, Materials, Structural, Water, Transportation)
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology

University of South Africa:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Engineering

University of Venda:

  • Computer Science
  • Physics

University of Zululand:

  • Life Sciences Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Statistics

Vaal University Of Technology:

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Civil Engineering (Transportation-Railway Engineering)
  • Nursing
  • Sports and Recreation Management

University of the Free State:

  • Law
  • Optometry

University of the Western Cape:

  • Forensic Genetics

University of the Witwatersrand:

  • Property Studies
  • Science (Microbiology)
  • Speech-Language Therapy

Walter Sisulu University:

  • Medical Physics
  • Zoology

Ngfinders.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the NESP Scholarship.

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MORE ABOUT THE NESP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – RENEWAL & COVERAGE VALUE

Scholars will receive the following benefits:

  • Full support for registration and study (for the full 2 years of Master’s study)
  • Mentorship
  • Support for the possible international mobility experience
  • Development of your teaching and research experience
  • 1-year internship at a university in South Africa, after graduation

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NESP SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying for the bursary (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must NOT be older than 35 years old
  • You must have completed an appropriate NQF level 8 (Honours Degree) qualification
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for your NQF level 8 qualification
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards a Master’s degree qualification, in one of the fields listed above
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at one of the public South African universities listed above
  • You must be eligible to study toward a Master’s degree
  • You must be interested in becoming an academic

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NESP SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be submitted online for the relevant qualification:

Cape Peninsula University of Technology:

Central University of Technology:

Durban University of Technology:

Mangosuthu University of Technology:

Nelson Mandela University:

North-West University:

Rhodes University:

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University:

Tshwane University of Technology:

University of Cape Town:

University of Fort Hare:

University of Johannesburg:

University of KwaZulu-Natal:

University of Limpopo:

University of Mpumalanga:

University of Pretoria:

University of South Africa:

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University of Venda:

University of Zululand:

Vaal University Of Technology:

University of the Free State:

University of the Western Cape:

University of the Witwatersrand:

Walter Sisulu University:

 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts (certified copy)
  • Degree certificates (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration, if currently studying
  • Curriculum Vitae with details of any previous employment (maximum 2 pages)
  • Motivational letter (answering the following: why you should be awarded the scholarship, how you think this opportunity will assist in your self-development, the contribution you intend to make to your community and society, your career plans and how will this opportunity to help to advance them, the role you see yourself playing in the higher education sector in the future, any other important factors) (maximum of 30 lines)
  • 2 academic references who can attest to your suitability for this programme (make sure that your referees know they will be contacted regarding your application)

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE NESP SCHOLARSHIP

5 August 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact the Department of Higher Education and Training directly:
Contact page: https://www.dhet.gov.za/SitePages/ContactUsNew.aspx

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