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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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CHILE: Nelson Mandela Scholarships for 2019

  • Programme outline

    The Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI) is offering scholarships for accredited Spanish-taught Master's program at Chilean higher education institutions in 2019.
    The scholarships are offered to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola.

    More information on the scholarship program is available at https://www.agci.cl/index.php/becas/becas-para-

    (Open)


ALGERIA: Algerian Government Scholarship

  • Programme outline

    The Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is offering 12 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 not covered by the scholarship.

    The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is responsible for nominations, and all applications must be submitted to the DHET. However, no funding to support the uptake of this scholarship can be provided by the DHET.

    (Open)

France: ISAE-SUPAERO Scholarship Programmes


  • Programme outline

    The ISAE-SUPAERO Institute offers a wide range of science and engineering degree programs with a number of scholarships offered through industry support and the SUPAERO Foundation for pursuing studies towards a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree. These scholarships cover tuition and part of living expenses.

    (Open)

JAPAN: UNESCO / Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme

  • Programme outline

    The Government of Japan, through Funds-in-Trust Project and the UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme, is offering research fellowships to conduct research in Japan in identified fields. The fellowships foster research and knowledge sharing between people across the world and enable capacity-building between UNESCO member states.

    (Open)