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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.



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)


BRAZIL: Bachelor's and Postgraduate Scholarships (tuition only)

  • Programme outline

    The Brazilian Government's Exchange Programme for Undergraduate (PEC-G) and Postgraduate Students (PEC-PG) is offering scholarships to students who come from selected developing countries, including South Africa, to pursue studies in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

    All studies are taught in Portuguese and applicants must already have sufficient proficiency in the language, as a preparatory language course is not included in the scholarship.

    Further details on the Programme are available at http://www.dce.mre.gov.br/PEC/PECPG.php.

    (Open)

SWITZERLAND: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for foreign students 2019/2020


  • Programme outline

    Through the Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, the Swiss Government Grants foreign researchers, postgraduate scholarships at Swiss higher education institutions. The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are intended for highly motivated, competitive young researchers who have graduated from university. These scholarships will enable applicants to undertake research work in the fields in which the Swiss universities are particularly active.

    (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)