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There are a number of scholarship opportunities currently available for South African students to undertake studies, research and exchanges in other countries. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) coordinates several such scholarships, while others are managed by other international, national and provincial departments or government agencies.

Scholarships are for South African citizens and require a commitment to return to South African upon completion of studies.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarships 2018/2019

  • Programme outline
    Chevening is the UK government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from South Africa and beyond to pursue a one-year master's degree in any subject at any UK university.

    Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving recipients free to focus on achieving their professional goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. Chevening Scholars will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time they will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
    (Open)


AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's Scholarships (2019 intake)


  • Programme outline

    Scholarships form an integral part of Australia's development assistance for Africa, and help to build critical skills and knowledge. The Australia Awards – Africa offer an effective and efficient model to deliver Australia's assistance while supporting a range of strategic foreign policy, economic diplomacy and development objectives across key sectors.

    (Open)

Japan Scholarship


  • Programme outline

    This programme offers opportunities for young and eligible African men and women to study Master's courses in Japan and to undertake internships at Japanese enterprises in order to develop effective skills and knowledge in various fields, to contribute to the development of industries in Africa. This program aims at human resource development in both private and public sectors in order to cultivate a strong human network between Japan and Africa.


    At the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in Yokohama in 2013, the Japanese Government stated its policy of strengthening support for the on-going dynamic growth of Africa with stronger public-private partnerships. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ABE announced the "African Business Education Initiative for Youth".
    (Open)

Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI) – Nelson Mandela Scholarships for 2018

  • Programme outline

    The Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI) is offering scholarships for accredited Master's degree studies, taught in Spanish, at Chilean universities and higher education institutions, for the 2018 academic year, beginning in March 2018.

    (Open)