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EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2021 for Undergraduate and Graduate South African Students (Funded to study in USA)


Applicants are welcome from South Africa looking to pursue their Masters or PhD level studies in the United States.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2020

About the Award: Many students in South Africa lack only financial resources and access to information to better their educational futures. The United States Mission to South Africa seeks to identify highly academically qualified and motivated, low-income, university students in South Africa to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).

OFP’s mission is to assist highly-talented and determined, economically-disadvantaged students to negotiate and finance the admissions process for universities in the United States to produce highly-skilled and widely-educated leaders to build tomorrow’s South Africa. OFP works closely with students through regularly scheduled webinars and individual sessions to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships for universities in the United States.

Type: Grants

Eligibility: Applicants are welcome from South Africa looking to pursue their Masters or PhD level studies in the United States. However, students must have access to the internet on a bi-weekly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from July 2020 – August 2021 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2021.

Selection Criteria:

– Strong academic record/ transcript
– Robust participation in work experience
– Involvement in leadership roles
– Excellent community service participation
– Financial Need
– Transcripts/Academic Record that shows an average of 75% or more
– Degree results (if available)

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): USA

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: OFP finances all costs of the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the US Educational Advising Centers for its participants. OFP expects a sincere commitment of students to give back their energy and time to the program and their communities and to be the best they can be.

How to Apply: Apply below

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

  1. France mkongwa says

    Iwill feel good if funding will upon me


    my name is SEVERIN.I COME FROM CHAD IN CENTER OF AFRICA.I AM PHYSICIST in master AND MATHEMATICIAN,I’d like to get a scholarship from USA to continue my studies .I can be useful for you and for my country.please,accept my demand.

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