Graca Machel Scholarship Programme

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Graca Machel Scholarship Programme: The Graça Machel Scholarship Programme will provide a minimum of 60 postgraduate scholarships to female students from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia in both South Africa and the UK.

The majority of the scholarships will be for study in South Africa.

The Graça Machel scholarship is for women who have experienced significant struggle in their life and who have sought to overcome those barriers, be they related to gender, disability, poverty, age or racial discrimination.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate clearly how their application fits within this vision of empowerment.

All scholarships are for postgraduate study, either for one academic year if based in the UK or for two years if based in South Africa.

The scholarship includes payment of a maintenance allowance, travel, health insurance and tuition fees.

Scholarship Application Criteria:

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women on the basis of academic/professional merit, financial need, intended academic programme, leadership potential and commitment to work for constructive change in Africa. Applicants must have at least two years’ relevant work experience.

Subject Areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Science & Technology
  • Economics & Finance
  • Development

    How to Apply:

    The following documents must be sent with all applications:

  • Certified copy of undergraduate degree certificate plus university academic transcript
  • One passport size photo with the applicant’s name clearly written on the back
  • One academic reference in sealed envelope
  • One employment reference in sealed envelope.

  • For further details and application materials, see: Graça Machel Scholarship Programme Website

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