Frequently Asked Questions
What are the selection criteria for an application?
To be eligible for a SSF Scholarship you:
- should have have the South African nationality;
- should be registered as a student at a South African university;
- should be accepted at one of the Dutch universities or recognised research institutions
- should have good working knowledge of the relevant language of instruction (Dutch or English).
What types of academic activities can I embark on with a SSF scholarship?
- The SSF prioritises college series that are part of, or contribute to, the completion of your Master or PhD studies/research at a university in South Africa;
- Study visits that contribute towards the completion of collaborative research projects involving Dutch and South African academics;
- Taught courses (covering a period of three to six months), the credits of which are accepted towards the completion of your South African post-graduate degree course;
- Research activities that can be completed within three to six months and that contribute towards the completion of your South African post-graduate degree course;
- Travel allowances to the Netherlands to do research (also for non-degree purposes), attend academic courses, conferences and master classes.
What does the Study Fund scholarship cover financially?
- For a Masterstudent € 970 monthly. This amount is meant to cover all monthly expenses (including medical insurance, rent, and the costs of visa).
- For a PhD student € 1190,- monthly. This amount, as above, is meant to cover all monthly expenses (including medical insurance, rent, and the costs of visa).
- Additionally a ‘one time amount’ of € 1000 can be granted to cover travel costs.
- A travel allowance for short visits amounts € 1200 p.p.