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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)


SWEDEN: SWEDISH INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP


  • Programme outline

    The Swedish Government is offering ten scholarships to talented and ambitious South African students who wish to pursue their Master’s degree at a university in Sweden. The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) is open to highly qualified students who are citizens of South Africa.


    The programme offers an opportunity for aspiring future leaders to develop professionally and academically, to experience the culture in Sweden, and build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden.

    (Open)

AUSTRALIA AWARDS: SCHOLARSHIPS


  • Programme outline

    Australia Awards Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. The objective of the Awards is to provide high-quality education and training to talented Africans who will be in a position, on their return home, to make an important contribution to national or regional development.
    (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)