The majority of scholarships are for postgraduate (masters, doctoral and postdoctoral) studies, while a small number of undergraduate (bachelor's degree) scholarships are available. Most of the scholarships advertised here are not managed by the DHET, and further information is only available from the agency or government concerned.

Each offer has its own entry requirements and eligibility criteria. Please read through the information carefully and ensure that you meet all the minimum criteria and adhere to the submission deadlines.

Please note that the information available on this website is provided as a guideline only. Information provided by the scholarship granting agency supersedes any information provided here.

Select links below for Scholarships:

OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Bachelor's

AZERBAIJAN: Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy University International Fellowship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa
KOREA: Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Scholarship.
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018


Master's


AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Master's schorlaship (2019 intake)
AZERBAIJAN: Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy University International Fellowship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
FRANCE: Master's scholarship
HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa
NEW ZEALAND: Development Scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarship 2019
SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Master's Scholarship
UNITED STATES: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2018
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018

PhD


HUNGARY: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018
NEW ZEALAND: Development Scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarship 2019
UNITED STATES: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2018
RUSSIA: Scholarships for South African Students 2018

Other(e.g. research, language, short courses)


AUSTRALIA: Australia awards- short courses (2018 intake)
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship 2018


CLOSED SCHOLARSHIPS


Bachelor's


ALGERIA: ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
AZERBAIJAN: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
HUNGARY: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
JAPAN: ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE 2017
MAURITIUS: MAURITIUS- AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2017
RUSSIA: Russian Government Scholarship
Sri Lanka
TURKEY: 2018 Türkiye Scholarships

Master's


AZERBAIJAN: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
AUSTRALIA: Australia Awards Fellowship
BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
CANADA: African Leaders of Tomorrow
Chilean Scholarships for 2018
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
HUNGARY: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
JAPAN: ABE Initiative 2018
Commonwealth Scholarships
KOREA: KDI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 2017
FRANCE: MASTER'S SCHOLARSHIP
IRELAND: Kader Asmal Fellowship
KOREA: Korean Government Scholarship Programme
RUSSIA: Russian Government Scholarship
POLAND: THE IGNACY LUKASIEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Taiwan: Chinese Culture University
SWEDEN: Swedish Institute Scholarship
AFRICAN UNION Scholarship
USA: FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM OUTLINE
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarship

PhD


BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
Colombia Postgraduate Scholarship 2017
HUNGARY: HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
POLAND: THE IGNACY LUKASIEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
RUSSIA: Russian Government Scholarship
TURKEY: 2018 Türkiye Scholarships
THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION SCHOLARSHIP 2017
USA: FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM OUTLINE
UNITED KINGDOM: Chevening Scholarship 2018/2019

Other(e.g. research, language, short courses)


CHINA: Chinese Government Scholarship
CHILEAN Public Management Course
CHINA: UNESCO/People's Republic of China Fellowship Programme
Colombia Postgraduate Scholarship 2017
Estonian School of Diplomacy Scholarships for 2017/2018
JAPAN: MEXT Scholarships for 2018
ITALY: ITALIAN GOVERNMENT BURSARIES 2017/18
JAPAN: JOINT JAPAN / WORLD BANK GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (JJ/WBGSP)
SOUTH AFRICA: TEKANO ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR HEALTH EQUITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
UNESCO CONFINTEA Research Scholarships for 2017
SOUTH AFRICA: HARRY OPPENHEIMER FELLOWSHIP AWARD 2017