South Africa Scholarships

For any student looking to attend a university in South Africa are in for a wonderful surprise! There are countless universities that do accept international students from all over the globe who can apply or transfer.

For any student to obtain a South African scholarship it will come down to academic merit and work-study potential. With traditional scholarships from universities, a student will need to move to where that university is located and attend as a full-time student. This is just the basic rule of accepting a scholarship from a university.

Below we will provide a small scale of what universities are known for their scholarships in South Africa, and South African universities.

Students will be able to find scholarships from these South African universities:

  • University of South Africa
  • University of Cape Town
  • Midrand Graduate Institute
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Pretoria
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of the Free State
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • University of Zululand
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Just to name a few universities for potential applicants to check out. However, we do want to shine a light on the top scholarships available in South Africa.

The Scholarships available:

  • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Bertha Scholarships for Social Innovators in Africa
  • Mastercard University of Cape Town (UCT) Scholarship Program
  • Fully Funded Masters Scholarships for Midrand Graduate Institute
  • BA (Honors) – Creative Writing
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  • 2023 CSIR Scholarship
  • Harmony Financial Assistance 2022

●       Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2022 – Stellenbosch University

  • Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Student Recruitment Scholarship Grant – Durban University of Technology
  • The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship/Grant
  • International Scholarship – University of the Free State

We do want to point out the top and best degrees students would benefit from studying subject wise in South Africa. Along with what scholarships students should apply for in South Africa based on field study. Luckily, students in South Africa and any international students who transfer to study in this country will uncover a magical world of hands-on work-study.

Most research grants are welcomed here and successful discoveries have been uncovered in South Africa. Students should look for scholarships that involve:

  • Engineering
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing/Information Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences/Ecology
  • Economic  Business
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Accounting
  • Pharmacy
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Real Estate
  • Architectural studies

The biggest which we haven’t listed is history and archeology. Since South Africa has become such a rich world where history can be studied, most research grants gear towards archaeological studies.

Nevertheless, every student should identify what scholarships are currently available depending on the year. Each university website will have news if a scholarship has been officially closed or simply has not returned. But, students will find that South African scholarships come with great extended benefits such as being able to live in the country longer because of a  work-study permit, ground work, research opportunities, humanity studies, and virtually all science and engineering work is highly favorable in South Africa.

It is best for all students to check with the scholarship and university website for further information.

Latest Active Scholarships from South Africa

Scholarship Name: Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards for African PhD Students - South Africa 2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: Applications Are Open For The African Critical Research Program (ACIP) Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards 2022. This Opportunity Aims To Support African Humanities And Humanistic Social Sciences Doctoral Students Who Are Enrolled In South African Universities And Conducting Thesis Research. On Relevant Topics. About Us  The...

Date Published: 19 May 2022

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Scholarship Name: $2,810 University of Witwatersrand Entrance Scholarships - South Africa 2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: The University Of Witwatersrand Has A Beautiful History Where Since The 1920's They Have Been Educating Young Minds To Encourage Those To Reach The Highest Heights Of A Prospective Career. The University Has An Enrollment Of A Progressive 40,000 Students Which Was Officially Calculated In...

Date Published: 19 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded Volkswagen 2022 Bursary Programme for Fulltime South African Student

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Country: South Africa

Description: Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) Is Committed To Tackling The Skills Gap In All Sectors Of Our Country And To Assisting Our Young In Developing Their Talents. VWSA Will Provide A Limited Number Of Comprehensive Bursaries To Qualified Individuals Pursuing A Qualification At A South...

Date Published: 09 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded ACMS 2022 Full Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students at Wits University

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Country: South Africa

Description: Four MA And Five PhD Candidates Selected Into ACMS's Migration And Displacement Programme In 2023 Will Get Full Scholarships. The Final Decisions And Administration Of The Scholarships Will Be Made By The DAAD. The First Part Of The Application Process, Which Includes Pre-selecting And Shortlisting...

Date Published: 08 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded TSiBA Scholarships for South African Students 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: Fully Funded TSiBA Scholarships Will Help Further Your Studies. Planning To Study Further Is One Of The Most Important Choices You Will Make. But Not Everyone Has The Means To Pay For College. The Tertiary School Of Business Administration (TSiBA) Is Offering Scholarships For South African Students. Each Student...

Date Published: 02 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: 8 2023 Top Scholarships in South Africa

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Country: South Africa

Description: FoodBev SETA South Africa Scholarship 2022 The Scholarship Will Offer An Award To Applicants Who Are Undergraduate Students. The Scholarship Offers Awards To Full-time Students Who Are Enrolled In The University, Studying For A Master's Or Ph.D. within The Food And Beverage Manufacturing Industry. With A Maximum...

Date Published: 25 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: 7 Best Science Scholarships in South Africa 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: As A South African Student, It Is Sad To Put Aside Your Dreams Of Studying When You Do Not Have The Necessary Funds For Your Education. It's Really Painful. Considering This Lengthy Schedule, Different Organizations Have Created Scholarships (we Will Address Science Scholarships In This Context)...

Date Published: 25 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: R50 000 South African Reserve Bank 2022 Art Scholarship for South African Students

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Country: South Africa

Description: The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank) Maintains A Large Art Collection That Comprises Works In A Variety Of Media From The Early Twentieth Century To The Present. The SARB Awards An Annual Art Scholarship To A Final-year Fine Art Student At A University Or...

Date Published: 24 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: List of South African Scholarships 2022-2023- APPLY NOW

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Country: South Africa

Description: South Africa Is One Of The Best African Academic Destinations. Many scholarships For 2022 In South Africa are Now available for Both Masters And undergraduates to Help Finance Studies In South Africa. South Africa Is One Of The Best Study Destinations For The Maximum Number Of international Students who Want To Improve Their Educational...

Date Published: 22 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: $3,900 Shoprite Scholarships in South Africa 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: Finances Should No Longer Be An Obstacle To Achieving Your Dreams. Shoprite Bursary For South Africans Is Always Looking For Students Each Year Who Have A Passion And Vision For Programming. So, Shoprite Scholarships In South Africa 2021 Has Started Its Search For Students Who Are...

Date Published: 14 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: £750 Maypole Scholarship/Grant Funds for Women - United Kingdom 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: Back In The Later 1980s, The Maypole Fund Was Set Up During A Women's Peace Movement, That Aided In The Help Of Young Academic Women That Were From Difficult Backgrounds, Especially With Greenham Common. Currently, The Group Of Women Comes From Several Different Educational And...

Date Published: 27 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: $6500 AgriTour Limpopo 2022 Regional Innovation Programme for South Africans

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Council For Scientific And Industrial Research's (CSIR) Technology Localisation Implementation Unit Awarded The Mobile Applications Laboratory NPC (mLab) A Regional Innovation Support Programme (RISP) Grant To Establish An AgriTech And TravelTech Regional Innovation Network In Limpopo Province. The Project'as Goal Is To Create A...

Date Published: 27 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: Full Coverage Zawadi Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship for Women - Africa 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: This Full Coverage Education Fund Was First Created For The Students Who Shows A Particular Advantage Towards Academics. Primarily This Foundation Was Founded To Help Those, Especially Girls Who Come From A Low-income Part Of Africa. This Involves A Higher Education Opportunity For Students That...

Date Published: 26 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: Vodacom South Africa Internship Program 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: Vodacom South Africa Appeals To Young South Africans To Hurry Up And Apply for Vodacom 202 Internship Program 2. Vodacom Is A Leading African Mobile Communications Company. It Provides A Wide Range Of Communication Services Including Mobile Voice, Messaging, Data, And Converged Services To More Than 60 Million...

Date Published: 24 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: $4,500 University of Cape Town Undergraduate Scholarship - South Africa 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: The University Of Cape Town Is A Public Research University Located In Cape Town In The Western Cape Province Of South Africa. UCT Was Founded In 1829 As The South African College Making It The Oldest Higher Education Institute In South Africa. In Terms Of...

Date Published: 21 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: $4,000 MOSHAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Moshal Scholarship Program 2022 Is Available To Scholars Within And Outside Of South Africa Who Is Looking To Continue Their Education At A Higher Level. Moshal Bursary's Primary Goal Is To Provide Access To College Education To Make A Noticeable Difference In The Lives Of...

Date Published: 19 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: University of Pretoria LLM in International Trade & Investment Law in Africa (TILA) Scholarships 2021 for African Students

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Country: South Africa

Description: The University Of Pretoria's Centre For Human Rights At Its Faculty Of Law Is Offering Various Scholarships For Students Who Wish To Study The International Trade & Investment Law In Africa (TILA) Masters Of Law (LLM) Degree. The Scholarship Is Open To Students From Any...

Date Published: 03 April 2020

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Scholarship Name: Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Programme 2020 for Young African Leaders

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Tutu Leadership Fellowship Program Is Specifically Designed For African Leaders In Consultation With African Faculty And Advisors In Oxford. The Scholarship Provides Participants With Intensive Training And Helps To Broaden Their Experience On The Principles And Application Of Leadership, And Gives An Opportunity To...

Date Published: 27 October 2019

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Scholarship Name: Marine Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Country: South Africa

Description: Applications Are Welcomed For The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship At The Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re) University Of Cape Town, South Africa. All International Students Are Eligible To Apply. The Competitor Must Have Involvement With The Execution Of Local Or Worldwide Sea Numerical Models, Data Analysis, And...

Date Published: 06 August 2018

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Scholarship Name: UNISA Open Distance Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Application Is Presently Accessible For Open Distance Learning Postdoctoral Fellowships In South Africa. This Fellowship Is Only Open For South African Students. UNISA Is A Trustworthy, Thorough, Adaptable And Available Open Separation Learning Foundation That Is Rousing A Future Age. They Offer Universally Licensed...

Date Published: 06 August 2018

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