The PGS provides funding to students in need of financial aid. Our focus is mainly on UFS Honours, Research Master's, and Research PHD students, as well as NRF bursaries. The funding office also informs and updates postgraduate students of available national and international bursaries and scholarship opportunities. Our funding consultants are available to assist with UFS and NRF funding enquiries. 

For funding enquiries, please contact:

Kgalalelo Motlhabane 
T: +27 51 401 9635 

Prince Khoza 
+27 51 401 2045


UFS Tuition Fee Bursary

The Postgraduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications for the UFS Tuition Fee Funding.

The funding is intended to support:

  • First, second, and third-year Doctoral students
  • Third-year research master’s students who were funded in 2020 and have made adequate progress.

The deadline for funding applications is 30 November 2020.

For application forms and/ or more information email or

Other Funding opportunities

Are you planning to further your studies? below is a list of funding opportunities that might just be right for you!


Funding level

Closing date

Contact details

For more information

HCI Foundation

Honours degree

30 November 2020

Tel: +27 21 424 6010


Click here to visit website

HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2021Honours, Masters and Doctora15 January 2021Email: Click here to visit website

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

Master’s degree

Various dates apply


Click here to visit website

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2021

Master's and Doctoral

Various dates apply


Click here to visit website


Research Funding

Various dates apply

Click here to visit website

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Honours, Master's & Doctoral

Various dates apply

Click here to visit website

Wellcome Trust

Grant funding

Various dates apply

Click here to visit website


Contact Us

T: +27 51 401 7161


Johannes Brill Building, Ground Floor, Bloemfontein Campus

Contact us


Take a look at our upcoming events:

View all events

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful, to better understand how they are used and to tailor advertising. You can read more and make your cookie choices here. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.