Scholarships for South African Students, 2017

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Find listing of scholarships for South African students. Apply for financial aids that are available for South Africans. Visit 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.

Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Loughborough University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicant should have evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate taught programme at Loughborough University.
Award Details: The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).
Application Deadline: 30th April

High Achiever Foundation Prize for African Students in UK
Provided by: University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Students of Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Courses: Foundation Courses
Award Details: The value of undergraduate high achiever prize is £2,000 towards tuition fees.
Application Deadline 15 April

Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Edinburgh.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000.
Application Deadline: 1 April

International Space University MSc Scholarship for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: The International Space University, France
Eligible Students: This financial aid is available for applicants from Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, developing countries and from other countries.
Course: Scholarship is available for MSS, SSP and SH-SSP students.
Award Details: This aid is available to selected applicants, and covers a portion of their tuition fees.
Application Deadline: The application deadline are-MSS applicants: 15 March, SSP16 applicants: 30 April and SH-SSP16 applicants: 30 November

International Climate Protection Fellowships for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: Federal Environment Ministry’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative.
Eligible Students: The first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) must have been obtained within the past 12 years, counting from the end of the application period.
Course: This fellowship is for pursuing research prgramme in Germany.
Award Details: The fellowship amount – depending on career stage – allocated per month is 2,150 EUR or 2,450 EUR for fellows without a doctorate and 2,650 EUR for postdoctoral researchers.
Application Deadline: 1 March

Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme in Ireland
Provided by: ICOS – Irish Council for International Students
Eligible Students: South Africans or Zimbabweans (in possession of a South African permanent resident permit)
Courses: Postgraduate Degree Programme
Award Details: The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover tuition fees, economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland, examination and other fees
Application Deadline 22 February

Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards for South Africans
Scholarship Provider:
 Wellcome Trust, UK
Eligible Students: The scheme is open to a range of potential applicants, including scientists and health researchers, NGOs, educators, artists, theatre practitioners, and cultural and community organisations.
Course: Awards are available for undertaking research projects.
Award Details: Awards of up to £30,000 will be awarded.
Application Deadline: 19 February and 19 August

Wholesale and Retail SETA Bursary for South Africans
Provided by: The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA), South Africa
Eligible Students: South Africa
Courses: Degrees/Diplomas/ B.Tech or NATED / NCV Programmes which are related to the Wholesale and Retail Sector Scarce Skills priorities
Award Details: The bursary covers tuition, books, accommodation (accredited/ leased by the Institutions and University/TVET residences), and meals where applicable.
Application Deadline 31st January

NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship for South African Students
Provided by: National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South Africa
Eligible Students: South African Citizens
Courses: Undergraduate Programme
Award Details: The following costs are covered by the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship like Tuition, Accommodation, Meals and Study Books
Application Deadline 29 January

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
Scholarship Provider: European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and WHO/TDR
Eligible Students: The fellow must be a post-graduate (MSc or PhD) or medical graduate with clinical and/or research experience in infectious diseases
Course: Fellowships are available to early to mid-career clinical researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams to acquire experience and develop skills for conducting and implementing clinical trials outside an academic or public sector setting.
Award Details: The grant covers one economy class return ticket (home – host organisation – home); a monthly stipend; health insurance; an allowance to cover essential educational support materials; support to attend relevant meetings during the course of the fellowship; and funds to support the six month reintegration period.
Application Deadline: The application deadlines are 28 January (Stage 1) and 21 July (Stage 2: Training plan – EDCTP only).

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme
Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: Student should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Award Details: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057).
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January, depending on course.

Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship for Masters Students in UK
Provided by: Abraaj Group
Eligible Students: UAE, Turkey; Mexico; Singapore; Algeria; Brunei; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Malaysia; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Thailand; and Tunisia
Courses: Masters Degree Programme
Award Details: The Abraaj 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.
Application Deadline 13 January

African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Grants
Scholarship Provider: The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Eligible Students: All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country and either an academic or a policy analyst or practitioner.
Course: Grants are awarded for conducting research.
Award Details: APN research grant awards vary depending on the research activities supported but will not exceed $15,000 for individual research projects.
Application Deadline: January 15th

Wilhelm Frank Trust Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships in South Africa
Provided by: Frank Wilhelm Trust, South Africa
Eligible Students: Citizens of South Africa
Courses: Masters or Doctoral Degree Program
Award Details: The Master’s scholarships are valued at R150,000 per annum and tenable for a maximum of two years. The Doctoral scholarships are valued at R220,000 per annum and tenable for a maximum of four years.
Application Deadline 30 December

Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Cambridge, UK
Eligible Students: The scheme aims to support South African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential who would otherwise be unable to take up a place at Cambridge University.
Course: Scholarship is available to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Cambridge.
Award Details: The maximum award covers university composition fee at the overseas rate.
Application Deadline: 2 December

UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
Scholarship Provider: Government of Israel and UNESCO
Eligible Students: High-level educational staff, at the regional or national level, dealing with the target population, school principals, counselors, supervisors, lecturers at teacher training institutions, and researchers in relevant fields.
Course: Fellowships are available for variety of training courses in Israel.
Award Details: Facilities offered by the MASHAV (Israel): Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) will assume costs relating to registration and tuition frees; accommodation (Room and Board); and health insurance and basic medical care.
Application Deadline: 1 December

AOBIL RSA Business Leader Development Scholarship
Scholarship Provider: 
Eligible Students: To be eligible for the AOBIL RSA Business Leader Development Scholarship you must have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from a South African or Australian University.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate progarmme.
Award Details: Each scholarship provides scholars with 2 years of exposure to practical business course content valued at R200,000.
Application Deadline: 27th of November

Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP)
Scholarship Provider: The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS) in Budapest, Hungary and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold an academic degree (master’s, PhD or equivalent) in the social sciences, humanities, and/or law.
Course: Fellowships are available to conduct research with the goal of producing journal articles, book chapters and/or policy papers and will participate in a series of small working-group discussions and seminars.
Award Details: Fellows receive an allowance for accommodation in Budapest and Berlin as well as a monthly stipend.
Application Deadline:
 November 23

PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme
Scholarship Provider: The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and START
Eligible Students: The fellowship is open to professionals and researchers whose work involves designing, implementing, or promoting adaptation solutions.
Course: Fellowship is available for four weeks residential programme.
Award Details: It provides travel (airfare, visa application fee, and airport transfer) and accommodation (housing, daily subsistence allowance) expenses for this fellowship will be covered.
Application Deadline: 20 November

Bertha Masters Scholarships at UCT Graduate School of Business
Scholarship Provider: The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been established at the GSB as a result of a partnership between the GSB and The Bertha Foundation)
Eligible Students: Candidates must be South African / South African Citizens and or a Permanent Resident for at least 1 full year.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA or MPhil programmes at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Award Details: The Bertha Scholarship covers either the full or partial costs of the MBA and MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programmes at the UCT Graduate School of Business for candidates committed to social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Application Deadline: 
13 November

Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students
Scholarship Provider: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations
Eligible Students: To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.
Course: The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any UK University.
Award Details: A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises of university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK.
Application Deadline: 3 November

Chevening/Clore Fellowship for Mid-career Professionals
Scholarship Provider: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Eligible Students: To be eligible for a Chevening/Clore Fellowship, you must hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree or have equivalent professional training and/or experience.
Course: Fellowship is available for mid-career professionals.
Award Details: A Chevening/Clore Fellowship includes a training budget of up to £14,000.
Application Deadline: 3 November

African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans
Scholarship Provider: The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in collaboration with The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)
Eligible Students: Candidates must be between 22 and 35 years old (at the beginning of the study program)
Course: Scholarship is awarded for pursuing one to two year Master’s level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university.
Award Details: The ALT scholarship includes return airfare (at the beginning and at the end of the program) and tuition fees.
Application Deadline: November 2nd

PPD- Egyptian Government Scholarships in Demography
Scholarship Provider: Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and Cairo Demographic Center (CDC), Government of Egypt
Eligible Students: In order to be eligible for scholarship, the candidate must be holding a graduate/bachelor degree preferably in Social Science
Course: Scholarships are available for undertaking one-year diploma programme at Cairo Demographic Center (CDC), Cairo, Egypt.
Award Details: The scholarship package provides free tuition, accommodation and course materials.
Application Deadline: 31 October

STANLIB Bursary Programme for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: STANLIB, South Africa
Eligible Students: The applicant must be a South African citizen with a valid South African ID book or smart ID card.
Course: Bursary is available for pursuing undergraduate degree (1st, 2nd and 3rd year) as well as post-graduate degree (Honours level) at any public university in South Africa.
Application Deadline: 30th October

UCT Postgraduate Funding for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
Eligible Students: To qualify for postgraduate funding, intending postgraduate students must first formally apply for an academic place at UCT.
Course: Funding is available to pursue postgraduate (Honours, Master’s and Doctoral) study.
Award Details: The University does not provide the full cost of attendance to Honours, Master’s and Doctoral students and can only provide eligible applicants with a contribution towards the cost of attendance.
Application Deadline: 31 October

SANBI Biological Invasions Bursaries for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa
Eligible Students: Candidates must be pro-active, enthusiastic, and interested in doing excellent research that will help improve our understanding and management of biological invasions.
Course: Bursaries are available for pursuing master, Honours, doctoral, postdoctoral research program.
Award Details: The value of bursary varies
Application Deadline: 31 October

PPS Bursaries for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: Professional Provident Society (PPS), South Africa
Eligible Students: The student must be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa
Course: Bursaries are awarded for pursuing postgraduate degree at a participating South African Universities.
Award Details: The PPS Dean bursary only covers tuition and text book costs to the maximum amount of budget as specified by PPS, for one academic year – payable for 1 or more students within a specific faculty at the discretion of the dean.
Application Deadline: 30th October

Vice-Chancellors Scholarship Program at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Scholarship Provider: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Eligible Students: The Scholarship is open to South African students only.
Course: The Scholarship – value at R82 782 per annum – is renewable for each year of a first full-time NMMU undergraduate degree or diploma programme, provided academic performance remains of the highest standard.
Award Details: The Scholarship-value at R82 782 per annum – is renewable for each year of a first full-time NMMU undergraduate degree or diploma programme, provided academic performance remains of the highest standard.
Application Deadline: 30 October

Carl and Emily Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Fuchs Foundation
Eligible Students: Academic achievement/excellence: minimum requirement of a Masters degree, passed with distinction or 75% average
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue doctoral studies at a local South African university/university of technology.
Award Details: The foundation is providing R100 000 per annum for each of the two scholarships.
Application Deadline: 2 October

Nestle Bursary Scheme for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: Nestle, South Africa
Eligible Students: Applicant must be a South African Citizen between the ages of 17 – 25.
Course: The Bursary Programme provides for the support of South African students to study at an accredited South African tertiary institution up to an under graduate level depending on the duration of the qualification
Application Deadline: Applications are open from 01 August-31 September

Babette Taute Honours Scholarship in South Africa
Scholarship Provider: Babette Taute Trust
Eligible Students: Students of any branch of English language and literature study, including applied language studies, are eligible for the awards, provided that study directly related to English must constitute at least 50% of the candidate’s full Honours program.
Course: Scholarship is available to pursue Honours degree programme.
Award Details: Each scholarship will be worth R55000.
Application Deadline: 30 September

WAAW Foundation Scholarship for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: WAAW Foundation
Eligible Students: Female students of African origin living in Africa, less than 32 years, have gained Undergraduate admission to a University or College in Africa and studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related degree course.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at university or college in Africa.
Award Details: Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2016 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency.
Application Deadline: 30 September

Brain O’Connell (BOC) Partial Scholarship Programme
Scholarship Provider: Southern African-Nordic Center (SANORD)
Eligible Students: Applicant must be enrolled for mainly Master’s degrees at a SANORD member, Southern African institution.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degrees at a Nordic SANORD member institution.
Award Details: Partial Funding could cover a return, economy class airline ticket, visa costs,a living allowance, accommodation and travel insurance for the period.
Application Deadline: 30 September

UCT Masters Scholarships in Public Health (Community Eye Health)
Scholarship Provider: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible Students: Applicants must come from a low- or middle-income African Commonwealth country to apply.
Course: Scholarships are available to pursue master’s degree programme at the University of Cape Town.
Award Details: Scholarships will cover course fees, travel costs, and accommodation costs.
Application Deadline: 30 September

Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships
Scholarship Provider: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin, unless working abroad at the time of application.
Course: Fellowships are awarded for scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research at the ICGEB laboratories located in Trieste and Monterotondo (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa).
Award Details: Fellowship provides monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 15,000.
Application Deadline: The application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science
Scholarship Provider:
 The Directorate Research Development of the University of the Free State and Sandvetpecans, South Africa
Eligible Students: Fellowships are open to South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University if the Free State.
Course: Fellowship is available for full-time research at the University of the Free State.
Award Details: The value of the fellowship is R250 000 per annum: R220 000 fellowship plus R30 000 running expense (non-taxable).
Application Deadline: 28 September

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission
Eligible Students: The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs and fine arts scholarships are for the Master program (according to the ECTS credits).
Award Details: The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs.
Application Deadline: 30 November

DBREV Scholarship for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision (DBREV) Trustees, South Africa
Eligible Students: South African citizens or permanent residents may apply.
Course: Scholarship is available for full time postgraduate programme at the South African University.
Award Details: The Scholarship is to be used towards tuition fees and a living allowance.
Application Deadline:
 18 September

Canon Collins Scholarship for Distance Learning Master of Laws (LLM) Program
Scholarship Provider: The University of London and Canon Collins Trust
Eligible Students: Applicants for this scholarship must be currently employed in full or part-time work.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree by distance learning at the University of London.
Award Details: These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the University of London, who will waiver full tuition and examination entry fees for four scholarship recipients.
Application Deadline: 15 September

GIBB Bursaries for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: GIBB, South Africa
Eligible Students: Student must be studying towards an Engineering Degree, Honours or Masters, with specialisation in the following disciplines:  Civil, Electrical, Rail and Roads
Course: Bursaries are awarded for pursuing full-time Degree, Honours or Masters programs at any university in South Africa.
Award Details: A GIBB bursary covers cost of tuition at any university in South Africa
Application Deadline: 31 August

SARETI Masters Scholarships at University of KwaZulu-Natal
Scholarship Provider: South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI)
Eligible Students: All applicants (including self-funded applicants) need at least a Bachelors (honours) or 4 year equivalent degree to be eligible to enroll for a Masters degree.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters programme at University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Award Details: SARETI provides financial assistance to each funded SARETI graduate annually to support the completion of the SARETI research thesis on each students’ return to their home institution.
Application Deadline: 28 August

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in East Asian (Chinese) and African Studies
Scholarship Provider: Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS), South Africa
Eligible Students: Candidates must have a doctoral degree, obtained in the past five years, in a discipline relevant to CCS research themes, preferably with a focus on East Asia (specifically China) and Africa.
Course: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS).
Award Details: The value of annual grant is R216 000.
Application Deadline: 31 August

ACDI Masters Scholarships with ASSAR at University of Cape Town
Scholarship Provider: University of Cape Town (the scholarships have been made available by the ASSAR (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) research project).
Eligible Students: Applicants are required to have attained an Honours or 4-year Bachelor’s degree.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc/MPhil degree at the University of Cape Town.
Award Details: The value of scholarships is R85, 000, with support for field research costs on a case by case basis.
Application Deadline: 31 August

Aurecon South Africa Bursary Scheme for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: Aurecon, South Africa
Eligible Students: You must be studying or intending to study BSc or BEng in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering undergraduate Degrees at recognised Universities in South Africa
Course: Bursaries are available for pursuing undergraduate degrees (BSc or BEng) at recognised Universities in South Africa.
Award Details: Aurecon fund up to R80,000.00 (subject to change) per annum to every bursar to support them in their studies.
Application Deadline: 31 August

NRF Free-standing Masters and Doctoral Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: The National Research Foundation (NRF)
Eligible Students: All applicants’ for full-time Masters or Doctoral studies in South Africa must be registered or, intending to register at a South African public university.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s and doctoral programme at a registered South African public university.
Award Details: Masters Scholarships R50 000 per annum and Doctoral Scholarships R70 000 per annum
Application Deadline: 7th August

Innovation Masters and Doctoral Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: Funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF)
Eligible Students: All applicants’ for full-time Masters or Doctoral studies in South Africa must be registered or, intending to register at a South African public university.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate studies at  public universities in South Africa.
Award Details: Masters Scholarships R80 000 per annum and Doctoral Scholarships R110 000 per annum
Application Deadline: 7 August

HEARD PhD Scholarships at University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN)
Scholarship Provider: HEARD – Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division
Eligible Students: Applicant must hold a Master’s Degree (first or upper second class pass or its equivalent)
Course: Scholarships are available for PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN).
Award Details: The value of each scholarship is R270, 000.
Application Deadline: 1 August

Graduate School Scholarships for South African Students at Stellenbosch University
Scholarship Provider:
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Eligible Students: A candidate has to meet the minimum criteria for admission to a PhD at Stellenbosch University
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral programme at Stellenbosch University.
Award Details: Prospective students may apply for full scholarships, which amounts to R130 000 per year for three years.
Application Deadline: 31 July

Jones & Wagener Bursary Scheme for Civil Engineering Students
Scholarship Provider:
Jones & Wagener, South Africa
Eligible Students: South African tertiary students and Grade 12 scholars are eligible to apply for this bursary.
Course: Bursaries are available for tertiary students and Grade 12 scholars to study at South African universities.
Award Details: Bursaries cover university tuition fees, accommodation and book allowance.
Application Deadline: 31 July

UCT Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarships for International Students
Scholarship Provider: 
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible Students: The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any of the six Faculties of UCT.
Course: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate programme.
Award Details: The scholarship offers full financial support to the value of R120,000-00 per year, intended to cover tuition fees, accommodation, meals and an allowance for books, stationery and transport.
Application Deadline: 31 July

Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Bursary/Scholarship Programme
Scholarship Provider:
 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), South African Government
Eligible Students: The Department of Water and Sanitation will require bursars who obtain their qualifications to join the department’s Learning Academy on a fixed term contract for a period of maximum five years but not less than three years.
Course: Bursaries are available for full time pre and postgraduate studies.
Award Details: Successful applicants to the bursary scheme receive full tertiary registration and tuition costs, residence and meal fees, book allowance, and an annual personal allowance.
Application Deadline: 31 July

Graça Machel Scholarships for Women in South Africa
Scholarship Provider:
 Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust
Eligible Students: To apply for a scholarship under this programme you must be female and studying or applying to study at a South African university.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing honours, masters and PhD study at South African universities.
Award Details: In 2016 most awards will be valued at R65,000 for each year of study at Masters and PhD level. In exceptional cases they may offer up to R100,000 per year.
Application Deadline: 27 July

VU University Amsterdam-NRF Desmond Tutu Doctoral Scholarships
Scholarship Provider:
 The National Research Foundation (NRF) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)
Eligible Students: To be eligible in the DTTP candidates must be in possession of a research Master’s degree, or be in the process of completing requirements for such a degree (which must be completed before the DTTP award can be taken up).
Course: Scholarship is available for carrying out doctoral studies in a Joint Degree (split-site) mode between VU Amsterdam and a partner South African Higher Education Institution.
Award Details: The award will amount to the value of approximately R240 000 each year toward doctoral study costs in South Africa and Amsterdam.
Application Deadline: 17 July

PwC Bursary Scheme for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Eligible Students: You must be intending to study full-time at a SAICA accredited institution
Course: Bursaries are available to pursue undergraduate programme.
Award Details: The amount of the bursary will depend on evidence that you cannot afford all the costs of the programme.
Application Deadline: Varies

Mexican Government Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: Mexican Government
Eligible Students: Be accepted to or currently enrolled in a program at one of the participating Mexican institutions.
Course: Scholarships are available for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate-level research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico.
Award Details: Monthly stipend of 4 times the minimum salary in Mexico City for undergraduate mobility scholarships, specializations, master’s degrees or master’s-level research, Spanish language or Mexican culture courses, currently the equivalent of $8,412.00 pesos (approximately US $546.234)
Application Deadline: August 31

Hugh le May Fellowship for South Africans at Rhodes University, South Africa
Scholarship Provider:
 Rhodes University, South Africa
Eligible Students: The Hugh le May Fellowship is available in alternate years to senior scholars. Only qualified applicants should apply i.e. If you have obtained your PhD in the Last 5 Years Please Do Not Submit An Application.
Course: This is a three and six month’s fellowship programme to senior scholars.
Award Details: R5000.00 monthly cash stipend to supplement the Fellow’s usual source of income, or if accompanied by a partner R7500.00 per month cash stipend.
Application Deadline: 31 July

Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme
Scholarship Provider: 
Mintek, South Africa
Eligible Students: Student must meet the university entry requirements and be accepted at a recognized South African university for full-time studies.
Course: Bursary is available to pursue /are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees, honors degrees or B.Tech diplomas.
Award Details: 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
Application Deadline: 31 July

ABSA Bursary Programme in South Africa
Scholarship Provider: Absa Bank Limited, South Africa
Eligible Students: Applicants must be studying full-time for the 2016 academic year at an accredited South African university.
Course: Bursary is available for pursuing bachelor or postgraduate degree programme.
Award Details: The bursary includes full tuition fees and will be paid out according to the annual bursary award and the individual’s needs.
Application Deadline: 31 July

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: New Zealand Government
Eligible Students: If offered a Commonwealth Scholarship, candidates must reside in their country of citizenship until taking up the scholarship in New Zealand.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s or PhD studies in New Zealand.
Award Details: The New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships scheme funds tuition and enrolment fees, an establishment allowance, a basic stipend, approved scholarship-related travel, some course-related costs, and medical and travel insurance.
Application Deadline: 31st July

Netherlands Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students, 
Scholarship Provider: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
Eligible Students: The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries.
Course: Fellowships are available for masters degree programmes, short courses and PhD Studies at a Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course.
Award Details: An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period.
Application Deadline: Deadline to apply for each institute differs.

RNTC Fellowships for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: RNTC
Eligible Students: RNTC’s Fellowships are available for professional journalists, programme-makers, broadcast trainers and managers coming from the following countries (a combined NFP list and low-middle-income countries according to the World Bank criteria).
Course: Fellowships are available for RNTC postgraduate courses of different duration.
Award Details: RNTC Fellowships are unlike NFP fellowships Partial: they cover the course fee (up to 50%), not the costs for travel and accommodation.
Application Deadline: All Programmes have different deadlines.

Innovative International Scholarships
Scholarship Provider: 
Curtin University, Australia
Eligible Students: Applicant must be commencing a full undergraduate or master (coursework) degree in Semester 1, 2 or 3 2015 at Curti
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework degree at Curtin University.
Award Details: Scholarship includes 25% of first-year tuition fee, first 200 credit points only.
Application Deadline: 13 February and 17 July

RCPE UK and International Scholarships for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: 
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK
Eligible Students: To apply applicants must be self-funding (support from friends and relatives is acceptable)
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing part-time, by distance learning master’s degree level.
Award Details: Varies
Application Deadline: 30 June

South Africa/Taiwan Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa and the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Eligible Students: This call is open to working researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognised higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council.
Course: Funding will be available for pursuing research programme.
Award Details: The total amount requested from the NRF should not exceed R570 000. Funding will be made available for a maximum of three years, to be paid in annual installments (R190 000 per year) and exclusively for research activities commencing in 2016.
Application Deadline: 30 June

Mauritius-Africa Scholarships for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: Government of Mauritius
Eligible Students: In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students should have obtained a conditional offer in a course of undergraduate degree level at a public tertiary education institution in Mauritius.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing full time undergraduate studies at public tertiary education institutions in Mauritius.
Award Details: The Scholarship will cover a grant of up to MUR 100,000 per academic year for the duration of the programme to each student to cover costs of university fees and charges, economy class air fare from and to the country of origin of the student by the most economical route at the start and end of the studies, and a monthly stipend of MUR 8,300 for subsistence allowance.
Application Deadline: 30th June

Vodacom Bursary Scheme for Undergraduates
Scholarship Provider: Vodacom
Eligible Students: To apply for a Vodacom Foundation Bursary, applicants need to undertake full-time undergraduate studies in a South African tertiary institution
Course: Bursaries are available to pursue Undergraduate programme.
Application Deadline: 30 June

Edinburgh Business School MBA Distance Learning Scholarship
Scholarship Provider: Edinburgh Business School, UK
Eligible Students: Student have a first degree from a recognised university or a professional qualification such as ACCA
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing distance learning MBA programme at Edinburgh Business School.
Award Details: This scholarship covers the cost of all tuition, learning materials and examination fees.
Application Deadline: 25 June

CSIR Undergraduate and Postgraduate Bursary Programme
Scholarship Provider: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
Eligible Students: South African students are eligible to apply for this CSIR bursary.
Course: Bursaries are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programme.
Award Details: This is a comprehensive bursary that covers all the costs associated with university studies for the duration of the approved degree programme.
Application Deadline: 15 June

David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider: The David Oyedepo Foundation, Nigeria
Eligible Students: A national and resident of an African nation aged between the ages of 18 and 25 at time of application
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate program at the Covenant University and Landmark University.
Award Details: The scholarship program covers full tuition fees.
Application Deadline: June 15th

P4hpt PhD and Masters Scholarships for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: Partnering for Health Professionals Training in African Universities (P4HPT) an European Commission funded project
Eligible Students: Students from Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, Lesotho (Target Group 1) and all African countries except from partner countries (Target Group 2) can apply for these scholarships.
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD and Masters programme.
Award Details: The scholarship covers a monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period.
Application Deadline: 12th June

Postgraduate Taught Country Scholarships at University of Reading in UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Reading, UK
Eligible Students: In order 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.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s programme at the University of Reading.
Award Details: The Scholarship is worth £5000.
Application Deadline: 29 May

MBA Full-time Scholarship for Female Students at University of Strathclyde in UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Strathclyde, UK
Eligible Students: Candidates must demonstrate through their ideas, experience and achievements that they are an excellent team player, with a strong vision for the future. Leadership/management skills or potential, overall quality of the application and financial need will also be considered.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Strathclyde.
Award Details: The amount of scholarship is £10,000. Awards will automatically be deducted from tuition fees.
Application Deadline: 31 May

Bunting Scholarship for South African Students at University of Sussex in UK
Scholarship Provider: University of Sussex, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must have been offered a place on a full-time Masters degree within the Department of Business and Management.
Course: Scholarship is available for pursuing MSc degree program at University of Sussex.
Award Details: The value of the scholarship is £10,000 which can be used towards living costs or fees.
Application Deadline: 31 May

SKA Africa National Diploma Bursary Programme
Scholarship Provider: Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa
Eligible Students: Students must be 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.
Course: Bursary is available for pursuing a National Diploma Programme at a South African university of technology.
Award Details: Maximum bursary grant in 2015 (all inclusive) is R 88 000.00.
Application Deadline: 30 April

Research Awards for SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme
Scholarship Provider: SABMiller plc, UK
Eligible Students: The applicant must have a PhD or equivalent research experience
Course: Scholarships are available to undertake a research project.
Award Details: The award will cover the costs of travel and subsistence up to £5,000 per year for training purposes and funds up to £2,000 per year for research costs.
Application Deadline: 30 April

Allan GrayOrbis Foundation Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Eligible Students: Interested candidates can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university.
Course: The Allan Gray Fellowship is only available to Grade 12 and first year university students.
Award Details: Financial assistance in terms of academic studies at a Southern African University (UCT, WITS, UJ, UP, Rhodes or NMMU) for the full length of the degree.
Application Deadline: 30th April

Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies at UCT in South Africa
Scholarship Provider: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible Students: Applicants must be registered for a Masters or PhD degree at UCT. There is no restriction on nationality, race or gender of applicants.
Course: Award is open to undertake research.
Award Details: The value of the award is up to R10,000 towards research costs specified in the research proposal.
Application Deadline: 15 April

French Embassy Scholarship Programmes
Scholarship Provider: The Embassy of France (French Embassy SAFeThink scholarship programme, is run in cooperation with five South African think tanks: AISA, IGD, ISS, MISTRA and SAIIA)
Eligible Students: Scholarships are available to undertake a Master’s degree at a French university.
Course: Full bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance, tuition fees (up to a limited amount) and a monthly stipend for living expenses (partial funding may also be granted).
Award Details: Full bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance, tuition fees (up to a limited amount) and a monthly stipend for living expenses (partial funding may also be granted).
Application Deadline: 23 March

Ruth First Master Scholarship for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: Ruth First Educational Trust
Eligible Students: Student should hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course.
Course: Scholarship is available to undertake postgraduate study at Durham University.
Award Details: The University, with the agreement of the Department concerned, will award a tuition fee scholarship covering the full fees for the programme chosen.
Application Deadline: 1st March

SWOP Postdoctoral Fellowships for South Africans
Scholarship Provider: Ford Foundation
Eligible Students: Applicants must have completed and been awarded their PhDs (though not necessarily graduated) in the social sciences or related fields.
Course: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral level of study.
Award Details: Fellows will receive funding of R220 000 per year plus medical insurance, and in addition substantial research funding.
Application Deadline: 30 February

IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Programme
Scholarship Provider: IJP “International Journalists Programmes” a non-profit organisation (support from governments of both sides represented by the Foreign Office of the Federal Government in Berlin and the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries)
Eligible Students:  All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenya) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organization can apply.
Course: Fellowships are intended to support African and German Journalists.
Award Details: The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro. This is expected to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Application Deadline: February 15th

Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship for South African Students
Scholarship Provider: National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)
Eligible Students: Must be South African citizens between 14 – 35
Course: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate studies at one of the participating universities.
Award Details: The Scholarship Fund will cover 100% of the cost
Application Deadline: 23 January

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
Scholarship Provider: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Eligible Students: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Applicants with no official nationality are also eligible to apply.
Course: Scholarships are available to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree.
Award Details: Allowance of 117,000 yen per month will be paid. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added.
Application Deadline: The deadline of the applications differs according to the country.

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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