Programme outline

The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is offering 8 scholarship opportunities to South African students to study at universities in Algeria.

The language of instruction is French and one year of language training is included in the scholarship.

The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation subsidy and a basic living allowance. Successful applicants will be expected to cover the cost of travel to Algeria and any additional living expenses.

Degree level



Application deadline is 18 July 2017. No applications after the deadline will be considered. .

Who can apply?

South African citizens in good health with a strong academic record;

A National Senior Certificate with Bachelor's pass and a minimum of 60% average (excluding Life Orientation);

25 years old or younger;

Available to study in Algeria from September 2017;

Must have university entrance on NSC certificate and meet the minimum requirements to gain entry into a similar course at a South African university;

Intend to return to South Africa at the end of your studies.

Fields of Study?

Technical sciences

Science of matter

Mathematics and computer science

Nature and Life Sciences


Application process

Submit the following documents to by 18 July 2017

Completed application form

Certified Copy of Matric certificate and school report

Certified Copy of ID

Recommended candidates will be contacted to provide 4 ID photos and a medical certificate.


For queries contact the Algerian Embassy on email: or phone 012 342 5077

Documents and links

Algerian Government Scholarship application form

More Info


Please note that this scholarship is offered by the Algerian Government. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions in Algeria and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.