Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.


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2004 Settling for less: student aspirations and higher education realities

This study is the sequel to Phase 1 of the Student Choice Behaviour Project, From School to Higher Education - Factors Affecting the Choices...

2000 Student's guide to distance education in South Africa

This guide forms part of a collection of products developed by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to provide vital information on ed...

2000 Student's guide to higher and further education in South Africa: with study opportunities and bursaries

This guide provides school leavers with comprehensive information on more than 2 900 courses offered at institutions of higher education in ...