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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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HUNGARY: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS

  • Programme outline
    The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students. The Government of Hungary is expected to offer scholarships to South African students to study in Hungary from the academic year beginning in September 2017. Courses will be taught in English or the Hungarian language. Students applying for studies conducted in Hungarian language will be required to do a one-year preparatory course before commencing with their major degree studies.
    (Open)


CHINA: CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE 2017/18 ACADEMIC YEAR


  • Programme outline

    The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for South African students to study at Chinese institutions from September 2017. The scholarship may be awarded for postgraduate (Masters, PhD or Post-doc) or non-degree Chinese language studies. Bachelor's degree scholarships are taught in Chinese and will only be awarded to applicants who already have the required level of Chinese proficiency (HSK 4 or above). Preference is given to applicants for postgraduate studies.

    (Open)

JAPAN: ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE 2017


  • Programme outline

    The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is non-profit organisation from Japan, which aims at contributing to global development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program offers talented orphan students an opportunity to pursue higher education studies, at an undergraduate level, in prestigious universities outside Africa. Students who are committed to return to their home country after completing studies and contributing positively to their communities are encouraged to apply.

    (Open)

JAPAN: AFRICAN BUSINESS EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH

  • Programme outline

    "This programme aims at fostering excellent personnel who can contribute to Africa's industrial development in partnership with the Japanese private sector by strengthening economic ties between the two countries, while acquiring individual professional skills and knowledge."


    At the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in Yokohama in 2013, the Japanese Government stated its policy of strengthening support for the on-going dynamic growth of Africa with stronger public-private partnerships.

    (Closed)