Find listing of scholarships for South African students. Apply for financial aids that are available for South Africans. Visit scholarship-positions.com to get the updated information of scholarship opportunities available in South Africa. This page of our site is committed to help more South Africans to get their goal of acquiring a college education. Many academic institutes and organizations are donating their money for scholarships to South African students to overcome their monetary barriers and complete their higher studies. We have compiled here substantial international scholarships to provide you relevant details pertaining to the best financial aid package. Check out our scholarships and fellowships to study in South Africa and abroad.
Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is awarding postdoctoral fellowships for scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships consist of a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits. Fellowship is awarded for the duration of 2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension. The application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2015.
DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Bursaries
DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is offering a number of bursaries to law students. Scholarship is open for citizen or permanent resident of South Africa. To be considered for a bursary, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at a South African university for the LLB degree. Applications for 2016 bursaries close on 1 September 2015
Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards for South Africans
Wellcome Trust is offering awards for research applicants for 2014 intake. The scholarships will provide up to £30,000 for three years. Applicants must be or collaborating with a researcher, research group or institution to provide expertise in the area of biomedical science are exploring. The application deadline is 11th September 2015 (expressions of interest must be received before 28th August).
Hugh le May Fellowship for South Africans at Rhodes University, South Africa
Rhodes University is offering three and six months residential Fellowship in alternate years to senior scholars. Only qualified applicants should apply i.e. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be required to present a report on the work undertaken. The Fellow will be required to appropriately acknowledge the Fellowship and Rhodes University in all publications emanating from the period of the Fellowship. The application deadline is 31 July 2015.
Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme
Mintek is offering undergraduate bursary programme for South African students. The Mintek bursary covers the full payment of registration, tuition and residence fees, plus an allowance with a commitment to work at Mintek on a year-for-year basis. Applicants must meet the university entry requirements and be accepted at a recognized South African university for full-time studies. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2015.
2015 Innovative International Scholarships
Curtin University offers merit based international scholarships to study a Curtin bachelor or master by coursework degree in Semester 1 or 2, 2014. These merit scholarships are available the students of Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Scholarship includes 25% of first year tuition fee, up to a maximum of AUD$10,000. The application deadline is 17 July 2015.
Intermediate Fellowships for South Africans
The fellowships for South Africans are available for pursuing research programme. The fellowships are awarded for up to five years. It provides a basic salary which will be based on the pay scales of the employing institution or allowances and cover research expenses, training costs. Preliminary application deadline is 29th April 2015 and full application deadline is 8th July 2015.
RCPE UK and International Scholarships for Master’s Students in UK, 2015
Applications are invited for UK and International Scholarships for the academic year 2015-2016. Scholarships are awarded to undertake the joint University of Edinburgh/RCPE MSc in Internal Medicine. Seven scholarships available: one full scholarship for the citizens of an eligible Sub-Saharan African country, four 75% scholarships for citizens of a DfID priority country and two 50% Scholarships for resident in the UK or any country not in the DfID list will be awarded. The deadline for scholarship applications for 2015 entry is 30 June 2015.
Postgraduate Taught Country Scholarships at University of Reading in UK, 2015
University of Reading is offering Postgraduate Taught Country Scholarships for international students. To be eligible for the Postgraduate Taught Country Scholarships applicants must have an offer for a full-time Master’s programme and assessed as an ‘International/Overseas’ student for funding purposes. The Scholarship is worth £5000. The closing date for application is 29 May, 2015.
MBA Full-time Scholarship for Female Students at University of Strathclyde in UK, 2015
University of Strathclyde is offers full-time scholarship for female students from Asia/Africa. Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree in business administration at University of Strathclyde. Candidates must demonstrate through their ideas, experience and achievements that they are an excellent team player, with a strong vision for the future. The amount of scholarship is £10,000. Awards will automatically be deducted from tuition fees. The application deadline is 31 May 2015.
Bunting Scholarship for South African Students at University of Sussex in UK, 2015
Bunting scholarship for South African students is offered to pursue MSc degree program at University of Sussex. The maintenance award will be made in three installments, one at the start of each term. The value of the scholarship is £10,000 which can be used towards living costs or fees. Applications will be ranked and assessed on past academic achievement and post study aims and goals. Students should apply on or before 31 May 2015.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship for South Africans
This scholarship for South Africans is available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Birmingham in UK. Applicants must have experience in economics and statistics, demonstrated through a good mark received for at least one course at undergraduate level. Scholarship is offered for 18 months. The application deadline is 18 May 2015.
SKA Africa National Diploma Bursary Programme
Applications are invited for SKA Bursary from South African students who wish to pursue a diploma in electronics and mechanical engineering in radio astronomy. Applicants are open for students from the Northern Cape Province. Preference will be given to candidates from the towns of Brandvlei, Carnarvon, Calvinia, Lokston, Van Wyksvlei, Victoria West, Vorsburg West and Williston. Maximum bursary grant in 2015 (all inclusive) is R 88 000.00. The closing date for applications is 30 April, 2015.
Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies at UCT in South Africa, 2015
University of Cape Town is offering research awards for students registered for a Masters or PhD degree at UCT. The award supports creative research initiatives by UCT students investigating innovations which could help to reduce poverty and social exclusion in South Africa. There is no restriction on nationality, race or gender of applicants. The value of the award is up to R10,000 towards research costs specified in the research proposal. The application deadline is 15 April, 2015.
TUT Postgraduate Scholarships for South African and International Students, 2015
The Tshwane University of Technology is awarding full-time postgraduate scholarships for the academic year 2015-2016. These scholarships are open to unemployed South African and international students, but preference will be given to all South African citizens. Masters scholarships are valued at R50 000 per annum and doctoral scholarships are valued R70 000 per annum (tuition fees excluded) for one year only. The application deadline is 20 May 2015.
Research Awards for SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme, 2015
The Royal Society invites applications for exchange programme from sub-Saharan African and UK based scientists. Collaborations should be based on a single project between “the applicant” (UK based scientist) and “co-applicant” (African based scientist). The programme will focus on, but not be restricted to Ghana and Tanzania. The award lasts for 3 years. The total value of the award over 3 years is £21,000. The application deadline is 30 April 2015.
GDAI – MA Scholarships for South Africans
The Centre of African Studies offers 3 MSc scholarships to African applicants. Scholarships are available to undertake fulltime MSc programme in the field of Governance for Development in Africa. The scholarship provides fees, accommodation and living cost for the year. The application deadline is 30 April, 2015.
TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists, 2015
UK Medical Research Council (MRC) is offering training fellowship to undertake two years MSc training in Medical Statistics. For the first year the successful applicant will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM). The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£15,000 per annum) and return air travel. The application deadline is 30th April 2015.
Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships
Loughborough University is offering full-fee Africa scholarships for full-time taught postgraduate degree program. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for applicants chosen postgraduate taught course for one year. The application deadline is 30th April 2015.
HE2RO QuantCorps Fellowship for South Africans
The HE2RO QuantCorps offers master’s graduates and doctoral students an opportunity to participate in valuable research studies and projects, under the supervision of HE2RO’s senior staff and faculty from Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand. Fellows are appointed for 12-month terms. Fellows receive a monthly stipend which is expected to be sufficient to pay for shared housing, board, and transport to work. Application deadline is April 11, 2015 for July 2015 start.
Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship for South Africans
Applications are invited for Abraaj RCA Scholarship for pursuing masters degree programme. Every year, for a period of five years, a cohort of five outstanding scholars will be selected for the scholarship. Scholarship will cover full international tuition fees to study at a Master’s level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London. A significant contribution towards living costs will also be provided. The application deadline is 10 April, 2015.
Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for South Africans
University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for Africans. Scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa for postgraduate Master’s study within the School of Divinity for the 2015-2016 academic session. The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year. The application deadline is 1 April 2015.
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
The New Zealand Government offers commonwealth scholarship for the students of participating developing commonwealth countries. The scholarship is offered for master and PhD studies at New Zealand universities. The scholarships will cover tuition and enrolment fees and provide an establishment allowance, a basic stipend, approved scholarship-related travel, some course-related costs and medical and travel insurance. To apply for these scholarships applicants must submit application to their nominating agency.
Netherlands Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students,
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation is offering Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for developing country applicants. NFP will be awarded for master degree programmes, PhD and short courses. Students must be a national of one of the countries in the NFP country list valid at the time of application.
RNTC Fellowships for South Africans
RNTC’s Fellowships are available for professional journalists, programme-makers, broadcast trainers and managers. The fellowships will be awarded on academic and professional merit. These fellowships cover the course fee (up to 50%), not the costs for travel and accommodation. The application deadlines vary from subject to subject.
Law School Postgraduate Taught Scholarships
Applications are invited for postgraduate taught scholarships within the School of Law at University of Warwick. Total 18 scholarships will be awarded to study all taught LLM programmes. Following types of scholarships will be available: General Scholarship (international students), Upendra Baxi Scholarship (South Asian countries), Latin American Scholarship (Latin America), African Scholarship (Africa), Women of Pakistan Scholarship (Pakistan) and Warwick Law School Graduate Scholarship (students who have graduated from their undergraduate degree at Warwick School of Law within the last three years). Applications should be submitted till 31st March 2015.
Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP)
The Volkswagen Foundation is supporting Global Challenges Fellowship to conduct research for journal articles and/or policy papers and participate in a series of small working group discussions and seminars. Beginning in September 2015, Global Challenges Fellows will spend approximately 7-8 months doing analytical, policy, and empirical work at SPP/CEU IAS in Budapest and at GPPi in Berlin where they will engage with policy practitioners. The application deadline is March 30, 2015.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Student Scholarships & IMRD for International Students
Applications are invited for Erasmus Mundus scholarships to joint master degree programme in Rural Development. The programme is jointly organised by six European leading institutes in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development in collaboration with several partners in the United States, China, Ecuador, India and South Africa. The application deadline is March 15th 2015.
French Embassy Scholarship Programmes, 2015-2016
Applications are invited for French Embassy Scholarships available for South African and Lesotho students to undertake a Master’s degree at a French university for the academic year 2015-2016. Embassy offers two Master’s scholarship programmes, with the same benefits: one in humanities (SAFeThink scholarship programme) and the second in all other fields of study (Master scholarship programme). The Embassy allocates around 20 scholarships per year for the duration of one French academic year, renewable once. Scholarship includes the tuition fees, the Schengen visa fees, a monthly stipend towards living expenses, health insurance and the flight tickets. The application deadline is 23 March, 2015.
International Space University MSc Scholarship for South Africans
Scholarship for South Africans is offered for pursuing master’s degree at International Space University. This aid is available to selected applicants and covers a portion of their fees. Scholarship for South Africans is granted on the basis of academic and professional merit, financial need and demonstrated financial need. The deadline for applications is 15th March 2015.
International Climate Protection Fellowships for South Africans
Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative is inviting applications for Fellowships for Developing Countries. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually. Fellowships are open for young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations. The completed application form including all the necessary additional documentation must be submitted by the closing date for applications (15 March 2015).
Ruth First Master Scholarship for South Africans
Ruth First Educational Trust is offering scholarship for southern African students for the academic year 2015-2016. Scholarship support student taking a one-year taught course leading to the award of a Master’s degree at Durham University. Scholarship covers the full fees for the programme chosen and the Scholar will receive a monthly allowance to cover living and other expenses for 12 months, as well as free accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College .The application deadline is 1st March 2015.
Allan GrayOrbis Foundation Fellowship
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering fellowship for the students of Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The fellowship is only available to Grade 12 and first year university students. The Fellowship includes comprehensive tertiary education financial support alongside exposure to thought leaders, mentorship and entrepreneurial mindset development. Access to postgraduate funding is available to those who have excelled in their tertiary studies and the Fellowship Programme.
EUSA ID Scholarships in Development Studies, 2015
Applications are invited for the 2nd call of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Project EUSA ID scholarships in Development Studies. EUSA_ID is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa. A total of 18 grants will be awarded to support European mobility to a South African partner university. The application deadline is 28 February 2015 (31 January 2015 for the non-degree seeking mobility at Ruhr-University Bochum).
SWOP Postdoctoral Fellowships for South Africans
University of the Witwatersrand is offering up to 5 postdoctoral fellowships in Social Justice for 2015 academic year. Students from all continents are eligible to apply for these fellowships. The Fellowships will start on 1 May 2015 and cover a period of two years. Fellows will receive funding of R220 000 per year plus medical insurance, and in addition substantial research funding. The application deadline is 30 February 2015.
IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Programme , 2015
Applications are invited for Journalism Bursary programme for 2015 academic year. Up to six bursary are open to young southern African (SADC-member states: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe + Kenia) and up to five young German journalists. The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country. The application deadline is February 15th, 2015.
ICDD PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2015
The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) offers PhD Positions. Positions are open for citizenship of an ODA recipient country. The position is available to apply for a PhD scholarship in a particular academic field at an ICDD partner university. Scholarship will cover a country-specific monthly allowance, tuition fees, the participation in ICDD graduate school activities as well as the opportunity to apply for field research funding. The closing date for application is 15 February, 2015.
CUT Competitive Postgraduate Research Scholarships/Grants, 2015
The Faculty of Management Sciences at CUT is offering postgraduate research scholarships to full-time post-graduate students on a competitive merit basis. The grants will be awarded for a maximum period of two (2) years for full-time Master’s and three (3) years for full-time Doctorate students; subject to the fulfillment of satisfactory progress in their research work. The grant will cover tuition fees, living expenses and project expenses. The application deadline is 13 March, 2015.
Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship for South African Students, 2015
National Youth Development Agency invites applications for Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship available for South African students. Scholarships are awarded for high school learners who plan to attend one of the participating universities as a 1st year full time student after completing the National Senior Certificate. The Scholarship will cover 100% of the cost for books, university residence meals, tuition, university accommodation and private accommodation. The application deadline is 23 January 2015.
Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships for South African Students in UK
Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships for South African Students is offered to pursue full-time graduate degree level at University of Oxford. There are 2 scholarships are offered to students. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship will provide a grant for living costs (at least £13,863). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The application deadline is 9 or 23 January 2015, depending on your course.
Full Scholarships for Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad Program
U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are offering applications for Kennedy-Lugar YES Study Abroad Program. Scholarships are awarded for high school students and recent graduates to study for one academic year abroad. YES Abroad students serve as “youth ambassadors” of the United States, promoting mutual understanding by forming lasting relationships with their host families and communities. The program offers 65 full scholarships to American students nationwide. Full scholarships are awarded to study for one academic year. Students should submit their application by January 7, 2015.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution. The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application. The Scholarship is only valid for a full time Postdoctoral Research or Research in Switzerland. It is not valid for mixed Postdoctoral Research or mixed Research (part time in Switzerland and part time in a third country).
WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women, 2015
Applications are invited for WAAW Foundation 2015 scholarship. Scholarships are available for African women to study as full time students in a STEM related course at a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500 for the 2015 academic year or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and excellent academic record.
GreenMatter Fellowship Awards for South African Students, 2015
Applications are invited for GreenMatter Fellowship available for South African students for masters and doctoral study commencing in 2015. Cash awards of R40 000 per year for study at Masters level and R 90 000 per year for study at PhD level. Financial support is complemented by networking, mentoring and structured professional development opportunities. All eligible applicants will be also considered for these named awards: The Mapula Award, Crossley-UCT Award and Crossley-Stellenbosch Award.
Canadian Government Doctoral Research Scholarships
Each year, the government of Canada offers doctoral research scholarships for international students. Scholarships are awarded for pursuing doctoral studies at Québec University in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields. The maximum annual value of the scholarship is $20 000. The scholarship holder may also receive up to nine payments totaling $60 000 during the nine sessions or 36 months. Only students who have been pre selected by a Québec university may apply for these scholarships. Applicants must consult the deadlines of the universities for pre selection.
Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for master students. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any UK University. Chevening scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual), an economy class return airfare to the UK and additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.
Marshal Papworth Scholarships for South Africans
Marshal Papworth Trust is offering scholarships for South Africans. The scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate and a short course programmes. These scholarships are designed to fund the majority of tuition fees, living expenses and travel costs. Scholarships for South Africans will be offered for one year.
DAAD-NRF In-Country Scholarship Programme
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) is offering In-Country scholarship programme for South African students to study postgraduate studies (master and doctoral degree) at South African universities. The scholarship-holder may also apply for a short-term research fellowship (duration 2-6 months) in Germany. Up to 100 scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral studies and 10 to 15 short-term research fellowships in 2015 will be awarded.
Mexican Government Scholarship Program
Applications are invited for Mexican Government scholarship program available for foreign students. Scholarships for academic studies are offered for those who preferred to take complete programs for Specialization, Master’s or PhD Degrees and Postgraduate Researches. Likewise, the offer includes academic mobility for Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree. On the other hand, the scholarships for special programs are offered to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico’s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) invites applications for college scholarships available for international students to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree. Scholarship awards will be tenable for four years from April, 2015 to March, 2019 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
This scholarship page provides overview of the South African scholarships and fellowships which helps to cater their financial needs to do research or to study in South African and overseas universities.
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