NMDS Scholarships Priorities (Long Term) for South African Institutions – January 2019








Medicine (MBCHB) Study of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases


Sports Medicine/kinetic Sciences Study of medical principles specifically related to athletes and individuals participating in physical fitness or sports training programs


Available on post graduate and undergraduate.


Medical Emergency, and Paramedics Basic medical services provided prior to a patient accessing the health center services UCT/UJ

A study of an imaging technique using X-rays to view the internal form of an object CUT/UJ/ CPUT/ UL/NMU

The study concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases
UWC/ UP/ UJ/WITS/ UCT/ CPUT Available Available

Occupational Health and Safety

Study of legislation,occupationalhazards and illnesses and how to manage their risks and maintain health and safety in the work place. CPUT Available

Physiotherapy Healthcare

profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means UP/STELLEN/ WITS Available Available

Occupational Therapy

Medical study to determine the person’s goals and customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities in reaching his/her goals WITS/UP Available Available

Medical Laboratory Technology Analysis human blood and body fluids for microorganisms and cellular and chemical components CPUT/ NMMU/ CUT Available Available

Nuclear Medicine
Specialist physicians that use radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease WITS/UP/STELLENBOSCH/UJ Available Available

Analytical Chemistry Studies that use instruments and methods to separate, identify, and quantify matter CPUT/VUT/ / TUT/ WU Available Available

Pathology Concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the laboratory analysis of bodily fluids such as blood and urine, as well as tissues WU/CPUT/ UP/UCT/UKZN Available Available

Medical Physics (Dosimetrists) Application of physics concepts, theories and methods to medicine or healthcare UOFS/ UP/ WITS/ UCT Available Available

Biomedical Engineering
Application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes UP/ WITS/ CPUT/ STELLENBOSCH/ UCT Available Available

Clinical Technology Engineering Application and implementing medical technology to optimize healthcare delivery CUT Available Available

Medical study of the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease UJ Available Available

Audiology & Speech-language
pathology Diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus, or balance and speech problems UP/UCT/UKZN Available Available

Medical study concerned with the correction/prevention of deformities, disorders/injuries of the skeleton and associated structures WU/UP/TUT Available Available

Radiation Oncology A branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis, and treatment of cancer using radiation WU/CPUT/ UFS/UP/STELLENBOSCH/UCT Available Available

Cytotechnicians& Cytotechnologists
Study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of cells abnormalities and malignancies CPUT Available Available

Neurosurgeon physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. WITS/UP/ETELLENBOSCH Available Available

Neurology Deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous. WITS/UP/ETELLENBOSCH Available Available

Pediatric Medicine Medical care of neonates and children up to adolescence in an in-patient hospital or day-clinic WITS/UP Available Available

Dietetics Concerned with the diet and its effects on health, especially with the practical application of a scientific understanding of nutrition UWC/NWU Available Available

Epidemiology A branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health WU/UCT/UP Available Available

Psychiatry Medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders WU/UP/UCT/ STELLENBOSCH Available Available

Anesthesiology Field of medicine dedicated to relief pain and comprehensive care before, during and after surgery WU/UCT/UKZN Available Available

Nuclear Radiology Science that uses medical imaging to diagnose and sometimes also treat diseases within the body WU/CPUT/ UJ/UP/CUT/UL Available Available

General Surgeon a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts

Public Health Science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through informed choices and efforts of society, organizations and individuals WU/UCT/UP/UWC Available Available

Environmental Health Branch of public health concerned with limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental settings that may adversely affect human health WU/NMMU/CPUT/CUT/UJ/ UCT Available

Health Management The field relating to leadership, management, and administration of public health systems, health care systems, hospitals, and hospital networks WU/ UP/ UCT Available Available

Health Education A profession of educating people about health WU/UP/UCT Available Available

Microbiology A scientific study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as microbes WU/RU/UCT/UP Available

Somatology, Dermatology& Cosmetic Science Medicine branch dealing with the skin, nails, hair and its diseases WU/UCT/CPUT/UJ/CUT/ TUT Available Available

Haematology Medical study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood UP/WU/UCT/CPUT/UJ Available Available

Urology A branch of medicine that focuses on diseases of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs WU/UP/UCT/STELLENBOSCH Available Available

Histopathology Microscopic examination of biological tissues to observe the appearance of diseased cells and tissues in very fine detail UNW Available Available

Geriatrics Medicine Medicine specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people WITS/UP/ UCT/ UOFS/UKZN Available Available

Internal Medicine Specialists (Physicians) Medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases WITS/UCT/UP/WU Available Available

Cardiology The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of Congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology WITS/UP/UCT/ STELLENBOSCH Available Available

HIV specialists Forthare/STELLENBOSCH/ Available Available

Family Medicine Medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages WITS/UCT/UOFS/UP/UKZN/STELLENBOSCH Available Available

Oncology Nursing WITS/UP/UCT/ UOFS/UKZN Available Available

Oncology Pharmacist WITS/UP/UCT/ UOFS/UKZN Available Available

Pediatric Nursing WITS/UP/UCT/ UOFS/UKZN Available Available

Radiotherapy Technician WITS/UP/UCT/ UOFS/UKZN Available Available

Obstetrics Oncologyand Gynecology Medicine specialty that focuses on health care of children WITS/UP/UCT/ UOFS/UKZN Available Available
MINING Geology Study of the earth, materials made of, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them UOFS/UP/RHODES/UJ/UCT Available Available

Geo-mechanics Geological study of how soils and rocks deform WITS/UP Available Available

Geo-chemistry Study of the chemical composition of the earth, its rocks and minerals UWC/STELLEN/UCT/UOFS/WITS/UJ/UP Available Available

Geo-physics Science concerned with the physical processes and properties of the earth and its surroundings RHODE/WITS/UJ/UP/TUT*/UCT Available Available

Mining Engineering and Mineral Extraction Discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth WITS/UP/UJ Available Available

Metallurgy Engineering Materials science engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements and compounds and their mixtures UJ/WITS/VUT/TUT/UP Available Available

Mineral Processing Process of separating commercially valuable minerals from their ores NWU/WITS/TUT/UP Available Available

Gemology Study of precious stones identification and evaluation WITS/ UJ/ CPUT/ STELLENBOSCH Available Available

Mineral Resource Planning & Management Optimizing planning, decision making, organization, leadership and control aimed at adequate and efficient use of available resources (human, financial, material and informational) in order to increase geological knowledge of an area, discovery and research of mineral resources for processing industries and protecting environment against pollution WITS/UJ/UOFS/UP Available Available


Industrial & Systems Engineering STELLEN/CPUT/UJ/NMMU/VUT/NWU/TUT Available Available

Mechanical, Nuclear & Mechatronics Engineering UCT/STELLEBOSCH/VUT/CPUT/NMMU/UJ/CUT/NWU/UKZN/TUT Available Available

Auto-electricity Engineering NMMU/UP Available Available

Chemical Engineering UCT/VUT/STELLEN/UWC//CPUT/TUT/NWU Available Available

UJ/CUT/NWU/UKZN/TUT/WITS/UP Available Available

Computer Engineering WITS/UCT/NMMU/UJ/NWU/VUT/TUT Available Available

Systems Engineering WITS/UCT/NMMU/UJ/NWU/VUT/TUT Available Available

Information & Communications Technology WITS/UCT/NMMU/UJ/NWU/VUT/TUT Available

Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Radar and Sonar Technology, and Cartography WITS/UCT/NMMU/UJ/NWU/VUT/TUT
Available Available

BUILDING SCIENCES Building Science WITS/UCT/CPUT/UP Available Available

Civil Engineering
UCT/UP/WITS/CPUT/UFS Available Available

Construction Economics and Management UP/WITS/UCT/UJ/CPUT/NMMU Available Available

Hazard Safety and Risk Management UP/UJ/CPUT/UWC/WITS/ STELLENBOSCH Available Available

Quantity Survey CPUT/ UOFS/WITS/ UCT/ UP/
TUT/CUT Available Available

BSc Land Surveying WITS/UKZN Available Available

Geomatics (Surveying) UKZN/UCT/UP Available Available

Architecture UP/WITS/UJ/NMMU Available Available

Bricks Engineering CPUT Available Available
Urban and Regional Planning

UKZN Available

FORESTRY,AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Veterinary Medicine Deals with diseases in animals UCT/UP Available Available

Agricultural Engineering Forthare/UP Available

Seed Technology Forthare/UP Available Available

Fertilizer Production Forthare/UP Available

Horticulture/ Greenhouse Technology Farming of high and cash crops such as fruits and vegetables Forthare/UP/CPUT Available

Forestry Forthare/UP Available

Plant and Animal breeding Forthare/UP Available

Plant Pathology and Entomology Scientific study of diseases in plants caused by pathogens (infectious organisms) and environmental conditions Forthare/UP Available

Animal Nutrition Forthare/UP Available Available

Laboratory Technology Forthare/UP Available

Plant Pests Diagnostics Forthare/UP Available

Chemical Analysis Forthare/UP Available

Aquaculture and Fisheries Aimed at conservation of the marine environment and sustainable utilisation of marine resources UKZN/CPUT Available Available

Agric Economics & Agribusiness Application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fibre UP/STELLENBOSCH Available Available

Conservation, Ecology, Arid and Range Management Deals with the preservation and management of biodiversity, natural & range resources. Its goal is to find ways to conserve & use species, habitats, landscapes and ecosystems efficiently and economically UKZN/UCT/WITS/UWC/RHODES/STELLENBOSCH Available

Waste Management Study to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal UKZN/NWU Available

Meteorology & Agro-meteorology Branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather and crops forecasting UP/WITS/UOFS/UKZN Available Available

Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management Scientific study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on earth and other planets, including the water cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability and management WITS/UP/UWC/CUT Available Available

Water Engineering Deals with the way natural systems such as rivers, estuaries and the coasts behave, as well as designing infrastructure to store and direct water UP/CPUT/CUT/WITS/RHODES/UWC Available Available

Water Laboratory Technology Management of technical processes used for water purification and wastewater disposal UKZN/RHODES/CUT/VAL Available Available

Disaster Management Study to investigate, analyse, understand and manage disaster risks UOFS/STELENBOSCH Available

TOURISM, MUSEUM AND HERITAGE STUDIES Paleontology Study the fossils of animals and plants that lived very long ago WITS/RHODES/UP/UCT Available Available

Food Engineering
WITS/RHODES/UP/UCT Available Available

Food Processing and Technology WITS/RHODES/UP/UCT Available Available

Zoology Study of animals and their behavior NMMU/UJ/UP/WITS/RHODES Available Available

Ethnology Study the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations and characteristics WITS/UJ Available Available

Herpetology A branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians UKZN Available Available

Ethnography A systematic study of people and cultures
WITS/UCT/UP Available Available

Taxidermy Preserving of an animal’s body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. WITS/UCT/UP Available Available

Archeology Study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. Its record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes WITS/UCT/UP Available Available

Rock Art Study of ancient or prehistoric drawing or painting on or of stone. It includes pictographs (drawings or paintings), petroglyphs (carvings or inscriptions), engravings (incised motifs), petroforms (rocks laid out in patterns) and geoglyphs (ground drawings) WITS/UCT/UP Available Available

Food & Beverages and Hospitality Management (Culinary Studies or Food Science) NMMU/UP Available
ACTUARIAL SCIENCES Actuarial Science, Insurance and Financial Mathematics/Science Application of analytical, statistical and mathematical skills to financial and business problems, especially those with uncertain future events, like life insurance, general insurance, risk management, health care financing, investments, corporate finance, banking, retirement funding and social security WITS/UP/UFS/UCT/STELLENBOSCH Available Available


BSc Investment Sciences UFS/UP/WITS/UCT/UJ/STELLENBOSCH Available

BSc Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) Discipline which deals with the ability of an organization to quantify and manage its risk WITS/STELLENBOSCH/UP Available Available

Supply Chain Management Management of the flow of goods and services, involving the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption STELLENBOSCH/UP Available

Sports Management Academic and professional study to manage sports and leisure industries UCT/UOFS/CPU/VUT Available

Industrial & Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management Address issues of recruitment, selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, workplace motivation and reward systems, quality of work life, structure of work, organization & human factors, and consumer behavior WITS/UCT/UP/UJ/UOFS/ FORTHARE Available

ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Economics Specializations: (Development, Policy, Econometrics, Health, Mining, Transport & Financial) and Statistics Specializations UCT/WITS/UJ/NMMU/ STELLENBOSCH

AVIONICS Air Craft Mechanics and Aviation Studies Aircraft and Maintenance Engineering and Aircraft Mechanics Available Available

COUNSELLING SCIENCES, POLICING AND INVESTIGATIVE STUDIES BSc Clinical Psychology Scientific study on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional and behavioral disorders WITS/UCT/RHODES/UPE/NMMU Available Available

Policing & Criminology Study of understanding the social and psychological reasons for occurrence of crimes and how to control and manage them through law enforcement UCT/UOFS Available Available

Forensics & Ballistics Scientific examination of evidence to determine commitment and severity of crimes. This include evidence relating to firearms at a crime scene, and the effects and behavior of projectiles and explosive devices UCT/University of Limpopo Available Available

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES Communication, Broadcasting & Journalism WITS/RHODES/UOFS Available

Film studies & Photography Academic discipline that deals with various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to films WITS/UCT/UP Available

ARTS Applied Arts, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Artium Use of technology to gain knowledge and skills in art history, drawing, illustration, colour, composition, figure drawing, painting, digital art and photography WITS/UP/STELLENBOSCH Available

Fashion and Graphic Design UJ/CPUT/NMMU Available

Textile and Clothing Technology UJ/CPUT/NMMU Available Available

Fine Arts Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content WITS/STELLENBOSCH/UP/UOFS/UJ Available Available


Special Education & Technology CUT/UOFS/UCT Available

Mathematics and Science Education WITS/UCT Available

Mandarin (Chinese Language) UCT/STELLENBOSCH Available Available

French Language & Linguistics WITS/UCT Available


Trail Advocacy WITS Available

Contract Negotiation WITS Available
Mediation and Arbitration WITS Available

Prosecuting of Economic Offenses WITS Available

Project Management WITS Available

Energy Law WITS Available

Monitoring and Evaluation WITS Available

Public Policy UKZN/WITS Available

Legal Drafting, Intellectual Property Rights, Cyber Security, Energy and Environmental,Businessand Corporate Law WITS/UOFS/UP/UCT Available