Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme for Studies in France 2022/23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified young South Africans for the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) aimed at providing funding for studies in France as well as internship position.

The Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme is a scholarship in France programme offered as a 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 and a 1-year academic internship at a recruiting South African university.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): South African Government, French Embassy in South Africa

Scholarship Type: Partial Funding

Host Institution(s): Public French Universities

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship benefits

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: South Africans

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Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme 2022 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme 2022, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must show interest in becoming an academic
  • Be 35 years or younger.
  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Possess 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).
  • Eligible Fields of Study: Marine Science Physical-Oceanography, Physics, Chemistry, Information and Communication technology, Statistics.

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.

Suggested: NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship for South Africans 2022/2023

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme, applicants must submit an online application via the dedicated platform:

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Marine Science Physical-Oceanography

Central University of Technology


Durban University of Technology


Mangosuthu University of Technology 

 Information and communication technology

Walter Sisulu University


Application Deadline: 5 August 2022

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