National Research Foundation (NRF) Learnership 2023 – Apply Now


If you are interested in the National Research Foundation (NRF) Learnership 2023/2024? We are pleased to guide you on how to apply for the latest learnership programme.


Let’s begin with What is a Learnership? A learnership can be described as a training programme that consists of both theory and practical elements. It offers a way for you to gain work experience, as well as an NQF registered qualification.  All learnerships are managed by Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs).

National Research Foundation Learnerships 2023

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is as an agency of  government. It receives its mandate from the National Research Foundation Act 23 of 1998, as amended. According to Section 3 of the Act, the object of the NRF is to contribute to national development by: supporting, promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding and the provision of the necessary research infrastructure, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge; developing, supporting and maintaining national research facilities; supporting and promoting public awareness of, and engagement with, science; and promoting the development and maintenance of the national science system and support of Government priorities.

The NRF’s vision is to identify and initiate pertinent and strategic partnerships with role-players within and beyond the National System of Innovation (NSI) to respond to national priorities and international agendas to benefit society and ensure a better life for all.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the National Research Foundation recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at the South Africa National Research Foundation .

This page shows you how to apply for National Research Foundation , NRF internships 2023 dates, application form, requirements, qualifications, guidelines, portal, and updates for free.

Eligibility & Requirements

To qualify for the internship, you need to possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for the National Research Foundation (NRF) Learnerships 2023.

Entry requirements can be accessed from the official National Research Foundation Learnerships Portal according to the position.

In general, the applicant must meet some basic requirements like:

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of South Africa or have valid work and possess an Identity Card.
  2. You must not have partaken in any other learnership prior to this application
  3. A valid Grade 12 / Martic certification
  4. Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  5. Must hold a diploma or degree in the relevant field (where applicable)
  6. Proof of residence

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae with up-to-date contact details and all relevant information. Candidates must also submit a motivational letter and provide references.

other requirements and qualifications can be found in various advertised positions.

Apply for NRF Learnership 2023 Application Form

Please do not submit your original certificates, but only certified copies as documentation will not be returned. Applications that are received after the advertised closing date, are missing documentation, or is not signed, will not be taken into consideration.

To register or submit an online application form for the 2023 NRF Learnership, you need to log on to the National Research Foundation Learnerships Portal.

Download the Z83 Employment Form Here

National Research Foundation Learnerships Online Application Portal –

  • Browse for the latest Job Learnerships advertised on the page.
  • Then follow the instructions on the page to apply for any available position.

However, you may also check your local media for the latest internship at the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Closing Date

The National Research Foundation , NRF Learnership Deadline – Closing Date is available on the vacancies portal.

Other Opportunities:


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