The majority of scholarships are for postgraduate (masters, doctoral and postdoctoral) studies, while a small number of undergraduate (bachelor's degree) scholarships are available. Most of the scholarships advertised here are not managed by the DHET, and further information is only available from the agency or government concerned.

Each offer has its own entry requirements and eligibility criteria. Please read through the information carefully and ensure that you meet all the minimum criteria and adhere to the submission deadlines.

Please note that the information available on this website is provided as a guideline only. Information provided by the scholarship granting agency supersedes any information provided here.

Select links below for Scholarships:

OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Bachelor's


AZERBAIJAN: Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Scholarship 2019
BRAZIL: Bachelor's and Postgraduate Scholarships (tuition only)
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2019
MAURITIUS: Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2019
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South Africans 2019
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain

Master's


AZERBAIJAN: Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Scholarship 2019
AZERBAIJAN SCHOLARSHIP 2019
BRAZIL: Bachelor's and Postgraduate Scholarships (tuition only)
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2019
FRANCE: FRENCH EMBASSY MASTERS AND PhD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2019/20
France: ISAE-SUPAERO Scholarship Programmes
MAURITIUS: Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2019
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South Africans 2019
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain
SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA)

PhD


AZERBAIJAN: Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Scholarship 2019
BRAZIL: Bachelor's and Postgraduate Scholarships (tuition only)
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2019
FRANCE: FRENCH EMBASSY MASTERS AND PhD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2019/20
MAURITIUS: Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme 2019
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2019/2020
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South Africans 2019
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain

Postdoctoral Fellowships


AFRICA: Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Fellows Programme

Other(e.g. research, language, short courses)


Australia Awards- Africa Short Course 2019
CHINA: IOC-UNESCO Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) Summer School
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain


CLOSED SCHOLARSHIPS


Bachelor's


AZERBAIJAN SCHOLARSHIP 2019
TUNISIA: Department of Higher Education and Scientific Research Scholarship
ALGERIA: Algerian Government Scholarship
VIETNAM: Vietnam Maritime University
CARIBBEAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 2018
AZERBAIJAN: Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy University International Fellowship
ALGERIA: ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
AZERBAIJAN: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
GLOBAL: Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2018
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2019
MAURITIUS- AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2018
MEXICO: Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students
KOREA: Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Scholarship.

Master's


AUSTRIA: Erasmus+ Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) Programme: 2019
AZERBAIJAN SCHOLARSHIP 2019
SOUTH AFRICA: COMMONWEALTH MASTER'S IN SOUTH AFRICA
CHINA: Renmin University Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies Scholarship
CHILE: Nelson Mandela Scholarships for 2019
AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's Scholarships 2020
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2019
JAPAN: ABE Initiative 2019
JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2019
POLAND: The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme 2018
THAILAND: International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP)-2018
ITALY: Italian Government Grants for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad
IRELAND: KADER ASMAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2019
UNITED STATES: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2018
SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUTH EXCELLENCE SCHEME OF CHINA – Master's Program (YES CHINA) 2018
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2019/2020
AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's scholarship (2019 intake)
AZERBAIJAN: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Fellowship
Chilean Scholarships for 2018
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
GLOBAL: FirstRand Scholarships for International Postgraduate Study
IRELAND: Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2018
JAPAN: University of Tsukuba: Sport and Olympic Studies (2018)
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018
SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Master's Scholarship
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2018/2019

PhD


JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2019
ITALY: Italian Government Grants for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad
ITALY: Italian Government Grants for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2019/2020
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
KOREA Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Embassy Recommendation Program 2018
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2019
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018
TURKEY: 2018 Türkiye Scholarships
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarship 2018/2019
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2018/2019
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarship 2019/2020

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

Other(e.g. research, language, short courses)


Global: Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2019
lakshmi mittal south asia institute_crossroads emerging leader program
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT PROGRAM RESEARCH MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2019
JAPAN: UNESCO / Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme
ITALY: Italian Government Grants for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for foreign students 2019/2020
AUSTRALIA: Australia awards- short courses (2018 intake)
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2018
UNESCO/PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (THE GREAT WALL) CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME 2018-19