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Fully-funded ACU Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa 2019/2020 for Commonwealth Countries

The new Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa are open to citizens of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa. Apply today.

Application Deadline: 26th June 2019.

Eligible Countries: African students

To Be Taken At (university): Scholarships are tenable at:

  • North-West University
  • Rhodes University
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology .
  • University of Venda
  • University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

About the Award: The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses. The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa
  • Applicants must hold an Honours degree or a four-year degree, equivalent to NQF 8 on the South African National Qualifications Framework, and with an average mark of at least 70%, and meet the minimum entry criteria of the proposed course of study
  • Applicants must not be a current DHET-supported scholarship recipient
  • Applicants must have applied for the identified study programme at the chosen university in South Africa on a full-time basis
  • Applicants’ academic background should be aligned to the proposed field of study

Number of Awards: 4

Value of Award: 

  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families

Duration of Programme: Scholarships are for a maximum of two years

How to Apply: First, you must apply for your chosen course directly with the university. Applicants are advised to arrange for their qualifications to be validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.

Separately, download this scholarship application form, and complete it in as much detail as possible.

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • A 500-word research proposal summary, containing:
    • Scientific elements of the proposal: research rationale, problem identification, aims and objectives of research, theoretical framework and research methodology
    • Social relevance of proposed study
  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • Proof that you have applied for the relevant course at your university of choice

Please submit all the required documents above by email to commonwealthscholarship@dhet.gov.za

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