Government of South Africa FRANCE: The Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) 2022

  • Partial Funding
  • South Africa Universities
  • Masters
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • South Africa
  • 08/05/2022
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Scholarship Description:

The Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP), offered in partnership with the French Embassy in South Africa, is a national programme aimed at supporting South African prospective academics to pursue Master's degrees in areas of need at a Public French university for a period of 2 years followed immediately by a 1-year academic internship at a recruiting South African university.

Degree Level:

Government of South Africa FRANCE: The Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) 2022 is available to undertake Masters level programs at South Africa Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

  •  Cost of registration and tuition for the Master’s degree;
  •  Guidance and mentorship;
  •  Assistance with potential international mobility experience;
  •  Enhancing your research and teaching abilities;
  •  A year of internship in South African University after completion of the Master’s degree.

Eligible Nationalities:

South African

Eligibility Criteria:

In addition to meeting the criteria specified by the University, applicants must:


       -   Show interest in becoming an academic;

       -   Be 35 years or younger;

       -   Be a South African citizen;

       -   A minimum average of 65% attained in an appropriate Level 8 qualification;

       -   Show commitment to placement at the recruiting South African University for the full 3 years of the programme (2 years studying at any French public university, and 1 year of internship at the recruiting South African university)

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit an online application via the dedicated platform:

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1.2 Physics

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1.3 Chemistry

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1.4 Information and communication technology


Walter Sisulu University

1.5 Statistics 


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