Bursaries in renewable energy studies.

Energy-specific bursaries and scholarships are available from the National Research Foundation, the South African National Energy Development Institute, and from Stellenbosch University (open to non-Stellenbosch students too).

Call for NRF Postgraduate Scholarships 2022

Opening Date: Wednesday, 8 April, 2021
Closing Date: Friday, 18 December, 2022



Bursaries are only awarded to South African citizens and permanent residents and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, including female students. Proof of permanent residence permit must be submitted with application for bursary.

Bursaries are only available for full-time, on-campus students.

You must be admitted to the degree programme as indicated on your application before any bursary payments will be made. If you want to change your programme or research project you will have to apply in writing to do so and may forfeit your bursary if it is decided that the new programme/project is no longer part of the focus of the Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies. Submit proof of acceptance to the programme with your application.

You may not hold any other bursaries in conjunction with this bursary except for university awarded merit bursaries. This restriction will apply to all bursaries from the National Research Foundation, employers such as Eskom and SASOL, and bursaries from trusts or other donor agencies.

All merit bursaries that you receive must be reported to the Centre as soon as they are awarded, including the amount of said bursaries.

You may not commit more than eight hours per week to any additional income generating work. Any such work, and the amount of income you will receive from it, must be declared to and approved by your supervisor and the Director of the Centre.

View available research topics.

Masters degree: R100 000 per year for 2 years
PhD degree: R150 000 per year for 3 years

30 September 2021

Click here to download the application form. The form along with relevant documents must be submitted to the CRSES by:
Email: crses@sun.ac.za
Fax: 021 883 8513
Hand: Room 404, Engineering Knowledge Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University