Fully Funded Master’s Scholarships in South Africa
Why study in South Africa?
The Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa says:
South Africa’s universities present a wide variety of academic and research opportunities at well-resourced, multi-cultural campuses, as well as numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
South African university qualifications are internationally recognised. South Africa is a preferred destination for international students; international students make up about 10% of students at public universities. All of South Africa’s universities welcome international students, and institutions have a dedicated international office to support this.North-West University
Scholarships are tenable at:
University of Cape Town
University of Johannesburg
University of Pretoria
University of South Africa
Please see this document for a list of applicable subjects. The scholarships are only tenable in the subjects listed for each university.Four scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2019
The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)
The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses
The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started
No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families
Scholarships are for a maximum of two years
Support for Commonwealth Scholars
All Commonwealth Scholars have a dedicated contact person at the ACU who can be contacted by email and phone.
Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa
Applicants must hold an Honours degree or a four-year degree, equivalent to NQF 8 on the South African National Qualifications Framework, and with an average mark of at least 70%, and meet the minimum entry criteria of the proposed course of study
Applicants must not be a current DHET-supported scholarship recipient
Applicants must have applied for the identified study programme at the chosen university in South Africa on a full-time basis
Applicants’ academic background should be aligned to the proposed field of study
How to apply
First, you must apply for your chosen course directly with the university. Applicants are advised to arrange for their qualifications to be validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.A 500-word research proposal summary, containing:
Separately, download this scholarship application form, and complete it in as much detail as possible.
As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:
Scientific elements of the proposal: research rationale, problem identification, aims and objectives of research, theoretical framework and research methodology
Social relevance of proposed study
High school certificates
Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
At least one academic reference
Scan of passport or national ID card
Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
Proof that you have applied for the relevant course at your university of choice
Please submit all the required documents above by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on 13 July 2018 at 17:00 South Africa Standard Time
For more information and job application details, see; Fully Funded Master’s Scholarships in South Africa
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