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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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SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Master's Scholarship

  • Programme outline
    The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) for South Africa are being offered for South Africans to undertake Master's degrees at Swedish universities from September 2018. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must have applied to a Swedish university through the central application system, where an application fee is charged. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is offering support, including advice and payment of the Swedish university application fee to a limited number of potential scholarship applicants. Only those who will apply for admittance to a Swedish university AND for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship are eligible. The DHET will support up to 15 applicants with their university application fees. Selection will be done based on applicants meeting the minimum university entrance requirements, the criteria of the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, individual need, academic merit and alignment with South African government priorities. A Swedish university application must be submitted online AND the DHET application form with all required supporting documents must be e-mailed to us by 15 January 2018.
    (Open)


AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's Scholarships (2019 intake)


  • Programme outline

    Scholarships form an integral part of Australia's development assistance for Africa, and help to build critical skills and knowledge. The Australia Awards – Africa offer an effective and efficient model to deliver Australia's assistance while supporting a range of strategic foreign policy, economic diplomacy and development objectives across key sectors.

    (Open)

KOREA: Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Scholarship.


  • Programme outline

    The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is offering two scholarship opportunities to South African students to study at KAIST. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is responsible for nominations from South Africa.


    The scholarship covers tuition, health insurance and a basic living allowance; and is open to undergraduates in this call for applications. Successful applicants will be expected to cover the cost of travel to the Republic of Korea and additional living expenses.
    (Open)

TURKEY: 2018 Türkiye Scholarships

  • Programme outline

    Turkey is offering various scholarships to outstanding international students from across the world to study in the most prestigious universities in Turkey.

    (Open)