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There are a number of scholarship opportunities currently available for South African students to undertake studies, research and exchanges in other countries. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) coordinates several such scholarships, while others are managed by other international, national and provincial departments or government agencies.

Scholarships are for South African citizens and require a commitment to return to South African upon completion of studies.

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MAURITIUS- Africa Scholarship Scheme 2018

  • Programme outline

    As part of a commitment to promote capacity-building at a high level across the continent, the Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of African Commonwealth countries for full-time, on-campus undergraduate programmes tenable in public higher education institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius.

    The Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for the nomination of South Africans for this scholarship. The below information is for South African applicants only. Applicants from other countries should contact their government or local representative of the Government of Mauritius for information on how they can apply.

    (Open)


THAILAND: International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP)-2018


  • Programme outline

    Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) was introduced in 2000 as a framework in providing postgraduate scholarships for developing partners. Believing that knowledge sharing is an important pillar of South-South Cooperation, TIPP offers opportunities for Thailand and its partners to exchange their experiences and best practices that would contribute to long-term and sustainable development for all. Aiming at sharing Thailand's best practices and experience to the world, the AITC training courses and the TIPP scholarships focus on development topics of our expertise which can be categorized under five themes namely; Food Security, Climate Change, Public Health, other topics related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and "Sufficiency Economy Philosophy" or SEP which Thailand is proud to introduce as the highlighted theme. SEP has been added with an aim to offer an insight into our home-grown development approach which is the key factor that keeps Thailand on a steady growth path towards sustainable development in many areas.

    (Open)

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EMBASSY RECOMMENDATION PROGRAM 2018


  • Programme outline

    The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) KAIST was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to foster elite human resources in science and technology needed by Korea.

    The KAIST Scholarship is offering scholarship opportunities to South African students to study towards a postgraduate qualification at KAIST. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is responsible for nominations from South Africa.

    (Open)

NEW ZEALAND Scholarship

  • Programme outline

    The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to potential applicants from eligible African countries (including South Africa) who are motivated to make a difference at home.

    (Open)