South African and Dutch partners to provide for 60 more Tutu doctoral scholarships – 07 October 2013

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Vrije University Amsterdam renewed their co-funding agreement for the Desmond Tutu Scholarship Programme for a further 5 years, at a ceremony on Archbishop Tutu’s 82nd birthday at the University of the Western Cape. The programme will provide funding for up to four years of study, covering flights to and from Amsterdam, accommodation, living costs, and a scholarship to the value of R100 000 per year toward doctoral study costs in South Africa.