FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships 2022 for South African Students to study abroad
Applications are now open for the FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships 2022 for South African Students to study abroad
Application Deadline: 3rd March 2022.
Eligible Countries: South Africa
To be Taken at (Country): International
About FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships: There are five scholarships available to South African citizens, all of which are for international postgraduate study. These are:
- FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship;
- FirstRand Foundation scholarship;
- FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship to the University of Oxford;
- FirstRand FNB Fund Oxford education scholarship; and
- FirstRand FNB Fund scholarship for international postgraduate study in education.
Type: Masters, PhD
Selection Criteria: The successful candidates will have excelled academically in their chosen field and will have been able to demonstrate:
- leadership qualities;
- strength of character;
- community involvement; and
- the potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.
- candidates who are currently, or have been studying overseas, will not be considered for this scholarship; and.
- successful candidates are required to return to South Africa for at least five years after completing their studies.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships: See the various awards in Link below
Duration of Award: See the various awards in Link below
How to Apply for FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships:
Confirmation of each received application will be emailed to the applicant upon receipt of his or her application.
All applications are evaluated by at least three preliminary evaluators from FirstRand, FNB, RMB, and previous winners of the scholarship. A long list of around 40 applicants is then drawn up and interviewed in person, Covid-19 allowing, in Cape Town or Sandton or electronically on Microsoft Teams.
Ten shortlisted candidates are selected for the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar and FirstRand Foundation international postgraduate scholarships and the FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship and should be available for final interviews held in Sandton on Tuesday 10 May 2022.
Four shortlisted candidates are selected for the two education scholarships and should be available for final interviews held in Sandton on Tuesday 17 May 2022.
A final announcement will be made before the end of May 2022.
Email queries can be sent for attention Beth van Heerden at firs[email protected]
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.