SACEMA-NRF: Masters Scholarship 2022, Closing date 14 May 2021

Posted on Tue, May 04 2021 13:32:00

Are you :
  • South African and passionate about research?
  • proficient at mathematics, statistics and scientific programming?*            
  • interested in completing a Masters degree as a full time student with SACEMA?

Then read on :
  • A number of CoE-linked NRF scholarships are available for students who are interested in working with us
  • SACEMA provides research facilities and a stimulating environment in which scientists can interact to transcend disciplinary and institutional boundaries             
  • All supported students have a background in quantitative research methods, and many have interdisciplinary experience
  • Students have the opportunity to work on research projects of direct relevance to public health in Africa

Applicants should first apply here to SACEMA in a pre-seletion shortlisting process. Successful shortlisted candidates will then be invited to apply directly to the NRF portal with the relevance reference number.

Shortlisted candidates will be:
  • aligned with a SACEMA-affiliated supervisor and a project that falls within one of our research themes
  • required to apply for funding on the NRF online application system using a unique NRF funding code*          
  • required to apply to study at Stellenbosch University for the duration of the Masters Degree (2 years)

For information about bursary values and qualifying criteria, consult the NRF website: or

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) is a national DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence. Our mission is to improve health in South Africa and across the continent through epidemiological modelling and analysis. The core of our research programme consists of four research themes within two broader research areas, i.e., biomakers, drug targets and diagnostics;transmission, dynamics, and interventions.

For more information, click here for the attached flyer. All queries may be directed to Faikah Bruce (