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: Fully-funded Scaling Consultancy The Scale Accelerator: Women's Empowerment Program for African Students 2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Scale Accelerator: Women's Empowerment Program Is Currently Open For Applications From Nearby NGOs In Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, And Zimbabwe Resolving Issues Connected With Women's Empowerment. This Is A Completely Subsidized Scaling Consultancy Program That Will Offer Help To Chosen Associations As They Work...

Date Published: 24 November 2022

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Scholarship Name: FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Master Scholarship, 2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship Is available To South African Students. Most Scholarships For South Africans Are Fully Funded And Cover The Entire Year Of Study. Please Read Through The Eligibility And Requirements For The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship. FirstRand Established Its Foundation In 1998 To Uplift And...

Date Published: 14 October 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully-funded International Astronomy in Africa Scholarship by International Astronomical Union in South Africa 2024

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Country: South Africa

Description: The International Astronomical Union (IAU) Will Have Its 32nd General Assembly In Cape Town, South Africa, In 2024 (GA2024). This Is The Initial Time In The 100+ Year History Of The IAU That The General Assembly Will Be Held In Africa, Which Gives A Great...

Date Published: 04 October 2022

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Scholarship Name: Investec Tertiary Scholarship Program for Young South Africans

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Country: South Africa

Description: As A South African Student, This Is An Opportunity For You To Get A Fully Funded Scholarship That Covers All Academic Expenses. Investec, In Collaboration With StudyTrust, Is Pleased To Offer The Investec Tertiary Scholarship Program for The Academic Year 2021-2022. Here, All The Information You Need To Know...

Date Published: 03 October 2022

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Scholarship Name: R50 000 Rhodes University South Africa Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Scholarship For Accounting Honours 2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Family Of The Late Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Has Provided A Very Large Donation To The Establishment Of This Scholarship For Postgraduate Study In The Field Of Accounting. His Particular Passions Included Playing Music, Going Fishing, Being Outdoors, And Spending Time With His Family And...

Date Published: 20 September 2022

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Scholarship Name: $1,000 AbbVie and SASA Scholarship South Africa 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: AbbVie And SASA Scholarships take Care Of The Financial Burden Of Medical Students In South Africa. The Scholarship Is Worth Up To R12, 500.00. This Is The Opportunity To Study In South Africa For Free. For You To Win The AbbVie And SASA Scholarships 2022, Please Read Until The...

Date Published: 11 September 2022

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Scholarship Name: R40,000 Canon Collins Trust 2022 Leigh Day LLB Scholarship for African Students

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Country: South Africa

Description: This Scholarship Is Made Possible Thanks To The Generous Support Of Leigh Day & Co., A Law Firm Based In London That Specializes In The Areas Of Personal Injury And Human Rights Law. Students Currently Enrolled In The Second And Third Years Of An LLB...

Date Published: 04 September 2022

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Scholarship Name: Auditor General Scholarships in South Africa 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: Auditor General Bursary in South Africa is A Financial Aid Aimed At South African students Who Are Studying Or Intend To Study Public Accounting. If This Suits You, This Could Be A Lifetime Opportunity That Will Further Your Studies. This Is A Quick One. The Application Has Not Started Yet. It Will Start...

Date Published: 28 August 2022

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Scholarship Name: Wits University Fully Funded Postgraduate Scholarships in South Africa, 2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: Wits University Is Pleased To Invite Applications For Its Postgraduate Scholarships In different Fields. These Scholarships Are Open On The Basis Of Competition For South Africa And Sub-Saharan. The Main Focus Of This Scholarship Program Is To Enable And Encourage Academically Capable Students From South Africa. All Applicants...

Date Published: 24 August 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded Stellenbosch University 2022 DeepMind Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students

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Country: South Africa

Description: Scholarships For Postgraduate Study In Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical And Electronic Engineering, And Computer Science Will Be Offered By Stellenbosch University. This Development Is Predicted To Have A Substantial Impact On The Domains Of Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning (SU). For The First Time, SU...

Date Published: 29 July 2022

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Scholarship Name: R138 000 Stellenbosch University 2023 GEM Scholarships for PhD Students (South Africa)

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Country: South Africa

Description: Applications Are Currently Being Accepted For The Graduate School Of Economics And Management Sciences (GEM) At Stellenbosch University For The Academic Year 2023.   About The Scholarship: The University Of Stellenbosch (SU) Has Its Origins In Africa While Also Maintaining A Global Presence. Over The...

Date Published: 18 July 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded University of Pretoria 2023 LLM in International Trade & Investment Law in Africa (TILA) Scholarships

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Country: South Africa

Description: For The First Time Ever In Africa, A Master Of Laws (LLM) Degree In International Trade And Investment Law Is Available. The University Of Cape Town Offers A Degree In This Subject Area In Its Undergraduate And Graduate Programs. It Will Build An African-focused Higher...

Date Published: 14 July 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded University of Pretoria MasterCard 2022 Scholarships for African Students

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) Seeks To Identify Young People In Africa Who Are Academically Talented But Economically Disadvantaged And Who Will Contribute To The Transformation Of The Continent Through Their Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, And Values As Evidenced By Their Leadership. The MCFSP Targets...

Date Published: 23 June 2022

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Scholarship Name: $7,500 Anzisha Prize for African Entrepreneurs 2022

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Country: South Africa

Description: As A Young Entrepreneur In Africa Whose Innovative Ideas Have Solved Lots Of Societal Problems, You Can Seldomly Face Funding Problems. This Is Usually Normal With A Lot Of Startups. However, You Could Actually Get The Anzisha Prize For African Entrepreneurs. So, This Article Will...

Date Published: 27 May 2022

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Scholarship Name: $8,000 Bitch Media Fellowship, South Africa 2022-2023

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Country: South Africa

Description: The Bitch Media Organization is Celebrating Its 21st Anniversary And Is Pleased To Offer Writers The Bitch Media Scholarship. The Program Comprises A Series Of Three-month Intensive Writing Fellowships Aimed At Developing, Supporting, And Reinforcing New And Diverse Voices In Feminist, Activist, And Pop Culture Media. Aware...

Date Published: 24 May 2022

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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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