The SANBI Honours, Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for South Africans

The SANBI Honours, Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for South Africans

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for Honours, Masters and Doctoral scholarships for full time studies in 2024.


  • Candidates must be pro-active, enthusiastic, and interested in doing excellent research that can make a difference.

  • These scholarships are only available to South African citizens and will be awarded in line with national equity targets.

  • Students need to apply for university programmes themselves and the scholarship is conditional upon them securing their placement in a postgraduate programme and have provisional acceptance from prospective academic supervisors.


  • Only full time studies will be supported

  • Applicants must be South African citizens and under 35 years of age

  • Applicants can register at any South African university

  • Only research projects in line with SANBI’s mandate and research strategy will be considered

  • Applicants must not be employed

  • Existing studies will not be supported

  • Registration for a second Honours, Masters or Doctoral degree will not be considered

  • Where applicants hold partial scholarships/bursaries, co-funding will be considered

  • For Masters studies, applicants must hold an Honours degree/Postgraduate Diploma

    Scholarship values: (to cover living expenses and university fees)

  • Honours: R120 000 for one year only

  • Masters: R150 000/year for two years

  • Doctoral: R180 000/year for three years

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The SANBI Honours, Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for South Africans

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