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 SCHOLARSHIP 2019
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2019
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain

Master's


AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's Scholarships 2020
AUSTRIA: Erasmus+ Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) Programme: 2019
AZERBAIJAN SCHOLARSHIP 2019
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2019/2020
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarship 2019/2020
CHILE: Nelson Mandela Scholarships for 2019
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2019
France: ISAE-SUPAERO Scholarship Programmes
IRELAND: KADER ASMAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2019
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain

PhD


CHINA: IOC-UNESCO Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) Summer School
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2019
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for foreign students 2019/2020

Postdoctoral Fellowships


BRAZIL: Bachelor's and Postgraduate Scholarships (tuition only)
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for foreign students 2019/2020

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


Australia Awards- Africa Short Course 2019
CHINA: IOC-UNESCO Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) Summer School
JAPAN: UNESCO / Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme
SPAIN Student and staff exchange between South Africa and Spain
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for foreign students 2019/2020


CLOSED SCHOLARSHIPS


Bachelor's


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: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa
JAPAN: ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE 2017
MAURITIUS- AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2018
MAURITIUS: MAURITIUS- AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2017
MEXICO: Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students
KOREA: Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Scholarship.
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018
RUSSIA: Russian Government Scholarship
Sri Lanka
TURKEY: 2018 Türkiye Scholarships

Master's


SOUTH AFRICA: COMMONWEALTH MASTER'S IN SOUTH AFRICA
CHINA: Renmin University Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies Scholarship
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
UNITED STATES: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2018
SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUTH EXCELLENCE SCHEME OF CHINA – Master's Program (YES CHINA) 2018
AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's scholarship (2019 intake)
AZERBAIJAN: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Fellowship
BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
CANADA: African Leaders of Tomorrow
Chilean Scholarships for 2018
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
GLOBAL: FirstRand Scholarships for International Postgraduate Study
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa
HUNGARY: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
JAPAN: ABE Initiative 2018
Commonwealth Scholarships
KOREA: KDI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 2017
FRANCE: MASTER'S SCHOLARSHIP
IRELAND: Kader Asmal Fellowship
IRELAND: Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2018
JAPAN: University of Tsukuba: Sport and Olympic Studies (2018)
KOREA: Korean Government Scholarship Programme
RUSSIA: Russian Government Scholarship
POLAND: THE IGNACY LUKASIEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Taiwan: Chinese Culture University
SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Scholarship
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018
SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Master's Scholarship
AFRICAN UNION Scholarship
USA: FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM OUTLINE
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening 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 STATES: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2018
BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
Colombia Postgraduate Scholarship 2017
HUNGARY: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
KOREA Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Embassy Recommendation Program 2018
POLAND: THE IGNACY LUKASIEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
RUSSIA: Russian Government Scholarship
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018
TURKEY: 2018 Türkiye Scholarships
THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION SCHOLARSHIP 2017
USA: FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM OUTLINE
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarship 2018/2019
UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Scholarship 2018/2019

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


lakshmi mittal south asia institute_crossroads emerging leader program
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT PROGRAM RESEARCH MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2019
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT PROGRAM RESEARCH MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
ITALY: Italian Government Grants for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad
AUSTRALIA: Australia awards- short courses (2018 intake)
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
CHILEAN Public Management Course
CHINA: UNESCO/People's Republic of China Fellowship Programme
Colombia Postgraduate Scholarship 2017
Estonian School of Diplomacy Scholarships for 2017/2018
JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2018
ITALY: ITALIAN GOVERNMENT BURSARIES 2017/18
JAPAN: JOINT JAPAN / WORLD BANK GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (JJ/WBGSP)
SOUTH AFRICA: TEKANO ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR HEALTH EQUITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
UNESCO CONFINTEA Research Scholarships for 2017
UNESCO/PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (THE GREAT WALL) CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME 2018-19
SOUTH AFRICA: HARRY OPPENHEIMER FELLOWSHIP AWARD 2017
WORLD BANK: Internship 2018