IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (Closing Date: 30 September 2022)

IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme

The call for applications for the third International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Maria Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) is now open.

The MSCFP is offering scholarships to selected students studying towards a Master’s programmes in nuclear related fields at an accredited universities. Upon completion of the studies, students will then have an opportunity to pursue an internship related to their field of study for up to 12 months, facilitated by the IAEA.

The MSCFP aims to help increase the number of women in the nuclear field, supporting an inclusive workforce of both men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation.

For more information on the programme and eligibility requirements, please visit IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme and Information for applicants.

Deadline for applications

30 September 2022

Field of study

Fields of study include, but are not limited to, the following technical areas:

  • Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Science and Applications
  • Nuclear Safety and Security
  • Non-Proliferation.

More examples of related fields are listed here.

Degree level


Who can apply?

The Programme is open for students from IAEA Member States who meet the following entry requirements:

  • Female candidates
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited university in Master’s programme in a nuclear related field
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an above average academic credentials (75% or above or GPA > 3.0 out of 4.0)

What the Scholarship offers

Up to €20,000 for tuition costs

Up to €20,000 for living costs

Please Note: Successful candidates are advised to make financial provisions for expenses which are not covered by the scholarship.

Application process

Those who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply using the IAEA MSCFP online application form.

The documents required in addition to completed online application form are:

  • Copy of the Passport/National ID;
  • Official acceptance/admission letter from university into the Master’s programme indicating the nuclear related field of study and duration of the programme;
  • Statement of tuition fees/confirmation of  tuition costs;
  • Completed reference forms to be forwarded directly to MSCFP@iaea.org by your TWO chosen referees (download the form here).

Documents and links

IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme

Information for applicants

Applicant Reference Form

Fields of Study

Online Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions

World Higher Education Database

IAEA Member States

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For all inquiries about the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme, please send an email to MSCFP@iaea.org.


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.