Q: How do I apply?

A: Use the application form on this website. If you have trouble filling out the form, please read these guidelines: http://www.eu-saturn.eu/guidelines/second-call-for-applicants

Q: What are the requirements?


1. You hold the South African nationality

2. In the past 5 years you have not lived in Europe for more than 12 months

3. You are either: 

  • A member of Target Group 1: PhD candidates or staff members of one of the following universities: UFS, SUN, TUT, UCT, UFH, UJ, UL, UWC, WITS.
  • A member of Target Group 2: A PhD student at any other South African institution. 


Q: I am a staff member at UNISA (or any non-partner institution), can I apply for a staff exchange?

A: No, staff exchanges are reserved for staff from our partner universities. You may apply for a Master/PhD scholarship if you are enrolled in a Master/PhD programme.


Q: I do not have a passport yet, can I apply anyway?

Yes, simply fill in (not yet available) in the relevant field of the application form and send us your passport number as soon as you have it.


Q: When will I know the result of my application?

The selection meeting takes place in early June and all applicants will be informed of the results soon after.

If you still have questions after reading this and the other information on the website, do not hesitate to contact us at eu-saturn@rug.nl