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The Programme aims to promote scholarship in the humanities and social sciences in South Africa,
specifically among designated groups and Historically Disadvantaged Institutions. Suitably
qualified students are funded to study full-time towards a Master's degree in the humanities and
social sciences at any of the participating South African public universities.
Masters funding is intended to support candidates to pursue full-time Masters studies at South
African public universities, in the following areas: Visual and Performing Arts; African Languages;
History; Anthropology; Economics; Heritage Studies; Education, Social Work; Indigenous
Knowledge Systems; African Music, Musicology and BRICS and/or BRICS related research. The
NIHSS awarded scholarships to 50 Masters students in 2022. To date, there are two (2) Masters