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Canyon Coal invites students from South Africa who are interested in joining the Mining Industry to apply for External Bursary Scheme in the study fields of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Mine Survey, Geology and Analytical Chemistry.

The aim of the bursaries is to assist excellent students from South Africa.

Canyon Coal is a coal exploration and mining company founded in 2006. It has operations and projects in Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa.

Course Level: These bursaries are available to pursue the undergraduate degree.

Study Subject: These bursaries are awarded in the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mine Survey
  • Geology
  • Analytical Chemistry

Scholarship Award: These bursaries will cover the following:

  • The bursary covers full tuition, accommodations and book allowances.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these bursaries:

  • Bursaries are available to South African citizens who already studying with a 65% average at a tertiary institution.

Nationality: South African applicants can apply for these bursaries.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous year degree.

Undergraduate Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Applications forms are available from Nomfundo Mkhwebani at n.mkhwebani-at-canyoncoal.com
  • The following documentation must accompany the application form: Certified ID Copy, Certified matric results, certified copies of tertiary academic records including most recent results, certified copies of 2016 Proof of registration and fee statement. Completed forms with certified copies of attachments should be e-mailed back to n.mkhwebani-at-canyoncoal.com

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 30, 2017.

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The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is offering 8 scholarships for South African students to study at universities in Algeria.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is one of the departments of the South African government. It oversees universities and other post-secondary education in South Africa.

The language of instruction is French and one year of language training is included in the scholarship.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor’s programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Technical Sciences, Science of matter, Mathematics and computer sciences and French.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation subsidy and a basic living allowance. Successful applicants will be expected to cover the cost of travel to Algeria and any additional living expenses.

Scholarship can be taken in Algeria

Eligibility:

  • South African citizens in good health with a strong academic record;
  • A National Senior Certificate with Bachelor’s pass and a minimum of 60% average (excluding Life Orientation);
  • 25 years old or younger;
  • Available to students in Algeria from September 2017;
  • Must have university entrance on NSC certificate and meet the minimum requirements to gain entry into a similar course at a South African university;
  • Intend to return to South Africa at the end of your studies.

Nationality: South African citizens are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The language of instruction is French and one year of language training is included in the scholarship.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents via email.

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of Matric certificate
  • Copy of passport

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 18, 2017.

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icon Masters

icon Medical fields

Open to South African citizens

icon  South African Medical Association (SAMA)

icon 30 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, pre-graduate bursary of R20,000.00 pa + other benefits

iconMedical schools in South Africa

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South African Medical Association is offering SAMA Medical Student Bursaries, 2017 to provide support to South African citizens attending medical school in South Africa.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of SAMA Medical Student Bursaries, 2017 must be citizens of South Africa.
  • Applications from historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged.
  • Recipients of SAMA Medical Student Bursaries, 2017 can be in receipt of other scholarships but must be declared to the SAMA Bursary Committee.

Documents required:

  • Social and geographic consideration
  • Recommendation of Referees
  • Belonging to historical disadvantage group
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Academic merit including previous prizes and awards
  • Potential for excellence

Documents required:

  • Applicant’s details
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Resume in at most 2 pages explaining education and volunteer experience
  • Copy of letter of acceptance to a South African medical school (can be provided upon being shortlisted)

 

Applications are invited for PASET Regional Scholarships and Innovation Fund for PhD Scholars in three eligible thematic areas are Information Communications Technology (ICT), Food security and Mining, materials and minerals engineering. Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

RSIF aims to provide the ecosystem necessary to nurture its scholars during their Ph.D. program and continue to create the support system for them after graduation.

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) was launched in 2013 by the Governments of Senegal, Ethiopia, and Rwanda with facilitation by the World Bank. It aims to address systemic gaps in skills and knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa’s priority ASET fields and to build the capacity of African education and training institutions to train high-quality technicians, engineers, and scientists to meet the demands of the economy.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.

Study Subject: Applicants must have applied to at least one of RSIF’s African Host Universities in at least one of the thematic areas. For the 2017/2018 cohort, the 3 eligible thematic areas are:

* Information Communications Technology (ICT)
* Food security
* Mining, materials and minerals engineering.

 Scholarship Award: The program provides financial support for up to 4 years of the Ph.D. program with an annual support package of US$ 24,400. Students admitted to the program will receive a stipend of $14,400 per year to cover expenses such as travel to/from home country, health insurance, living expenses, etc. The balance amount of the scholarship package will go towards tuition, research funding for the Ph.D. supervisor and scholarship administration.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded in the first round. There is a plan to increase the number of scholarship recipients in the future.

Scholarship can be taken in order to be eligible for the RSIF scholarship; applicants must apply to one of the four RSIF Host Universities:

  • University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Cote d’Ivoire
  • University of Gaston Berger, Senegal
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria 

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:

Students will be selected based on several criteria including ones set by the host institution and also by PASET. Below are the eligibility requirements for the current Call for Applications.

  • Applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants must have applied to at least one of RSIF’s African Host Universities in at least one of the thematic areas. For the 2017/2018 cohort, the 3 eligible thematic areas are:

* Information Communications Technology (ICT)
* Food security
* Mining, materials and minerals engineering.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study.

Applicants must be willing to enroll full-time in the Ph.D. program. Students may take on teaching/research assistantship related to their discipline of study on the campus where they are pursuing their Ph.D. program.

Priority Will Be Given To Applicants Who:

  • Are junior African faculty/academic staff with 1-5 years of teaching/research experience but no PhD
  • Have a compelling life history and academic trajectory
  • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing an academic career beyond the scholarship period
  • Demonstrate leadership potential, such as community service in areas related to PASET RSIF fields of study
  • Are women or ethnic minorities; have physical disabilities

Nationality:  Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: There is no age restriction for applicants for the RSIF program. Any candidate with a relevant Master’s degree but no Ph.D. is eligible to apply. However, please check the individual requirements of the universities to which you are applying for their eligibility rules.

English Language Requirements: Proficiency in one of the languages i.e. French and English is mandatory. For this round, two of the universities selected are Francophone and the other two are Anglophone. Visit the websites below to assess the language requirements and support provided by Host Centers

Africa Scholarships

How to Apply: Application Documents Required

  • Statement of purpose (750 words)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript
  • Master’s degree certificate and transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Recommendation Letters (submit emails of two references)

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline July 24, 2017.

Scholarship Link

The Stellenbosch University International invites applications for PhD Scholarships from bright young individuals to pursue research leading to a PhD degree. These scholarships are available for South African applicants funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The aim of the scholarships is to support candidates to the effort, study and research.

The Stellenbosch University International (SU International) is a support service division within the responsibility area of the Vice-Rector: Strategic Initiatives and Internationalization (SI&I).

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the field of Historical Trauma, Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Related Themes.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the following:

  • The scholarships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the research initiative.

Numbers of Scholarships:  Three scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these scholarships:

  • Applicants should have a strong research background, especially in qualitative research methods with a Research, Clinical or related Master’s’ degree in Psychology. Applicants from other fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences may be considered. Demonstrable research skill and experience at Masters’ level in empirical data gathering, especially in qualitative research methods, will be ascribed high importance.

Nationality: South African applicants can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have master degree.

Research Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Applicants are required to submit a summary or draft proposal with their application. The draft proposal should describe, under a proposed title, the research to be undertaken, and the applicant’s disciplinary background.
  • Applications should be sent to Jolene Pietersen at jrp1-at-sun.ac.za

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 28, 2017.

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Applications are invited for six full-time HEARD PhD Research Scholarship at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Citizens of all African countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The aim of our PhD programme is to produce expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal or UKZN is a university with five campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2004 after the merger between the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Six full-time PhD scholarships are available to students conducting research in one of the following areas:

  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Health Economics
  • Health Financing
  • Unsafe Abortions
  • Contraception
  • Universal Health Care Financing
  • Gender-based Violence

Scholarship Award: Scholarship offers:

  • The scholarship will commence in February 2018.
  • The value of each scholarship is R 600, 000. It will be paid in equal tranches over three years.
  • Tranche payments will be conditional on research progress
  • Successful candidates are required to be based in Durban, South Africa, for the duration of the scholarship, with the exception of the time during which they may undertake field research elsewhere.

Number of Scholarships: Six full-time PhD scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries.
  • Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

Nationality: Citizens of all African countries ( Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Africa Scholarships

How to Apply: Application requirements:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A four to five-page concept note
  • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records. In the case of qualifications obtained from non- English speaking countries, an English translation must be included
  • A certified copy of your ID/passport
  • An academic letter of reference (ideally two).
  • Applications must be submitted by completing this online application form.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 21, 2017.

Scholarship Link

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) is delighted to announce PhD Training Scholarship in Plant Breeding at WACCI, University of Ghana. Ghanaian, as well as International applicants, are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to Ghanaian as well as International applicants.

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) is a partnership between the University of Ghana (UG) and Cornell University, USA that was established in June 2007 with funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) at the University of Ghana to train Plant Breeders in Africa working on the improvement of African crops in local environments for farmers in Africa.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Plant Breeding at WACCI, University of Ghana.

Scholarship Award: Anglophone Students:

The provision for supervision covers airfare, local travel, and subsistence for supervisory visits to students carrying out research in their home countries as well as allowances for both University of Ghana and in-country supervisors.

Francophone Students:

  • The provision for supervision covers airfare, local travel, and subsistence for supervisory visits to students carrying out research in their home countries as well as allowances for both University of Ghana and in-country supervisors
  • Francophone students benefit from an English language proficiency course before and during their first year at WACCI. The amount covers stipends, accommodation, airfare and tuition for the 2-month pre-enrolment course as well as tuition for the post-enrolment programme, which runs concurrently with PhD coursework.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Ghana

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The WACCI program is specifically for full-time, professional plant breeders who will make their careers breeding new cultivars of food crops.

Prospective students should be under the age of 40 and must:

  • Have an MSc/MPhil in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Crop Science, Applied Entomology or Applied Nematology, or an equivalent degree.
  • Hold the position of an agricultural research scientist in a national research institute or university, so that they can return to their home countries to conduct the field research for their PhD theses.

Applicants who have not been instructed in English at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels must have a test score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For more information on the TOEFL test, please contact the United States Information Service. (USIS) at the USA Embassy or Consulate in your home country or contact TOEFL directly at P.O.Box 6155, Princeton, New Jersey, 08541.6155, U.S.A.

Nationality: Ghanaian, as well as International applicants, are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have an MPhil or MSc. research in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Crop Science, Applied Entomology, Applied Nematology or related fields.

English Language Requirements: Applicants who have not been instructed in English at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels must have a test score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For more information on the TOEFL test, please contact the United States Information Service.

How to Apply: To apply, please complete an online form on the University of Ghana Graduate Admissions Page, Please find the links below

For more details on how to apply please visit the University of Ghana Graduate Admissions Page

  • Online Application for Ghanaian Post Graduate Applicants –Apply Now
  • Online Application for International Post Graduate Applicants –Apply Now

Please remember to:

For PhD applicants

  • uploaded an academic transcript, copies of certificates (First Degree and Master’s Degree), PhD Proposal (Concept Note) and a copy of your CV online and
  • provide the email addresses of (3) referees on the online form

For MPhil applicants

  • Upload academic transcripts, copies of the first-degree certificate and
  • Provide the email addresses of (3) referees on the online form

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by July 30, 2017.

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icon Masters

icon Testing the WHO Age Friendly Primary Health Care Toolkit to improve care for older patients.

Open to citizens and permanent residents of South Africa

icon  University of Cape Town

icon 19 Jun 2017

icon Partial Funding, R40,000 per annum for two years

More about this scholarship

  • Institute of Ageing in Africa Masters Scholarship, 2017 is open to citizens and permanent residents of South Africa.
  • Students are required to have an undergraduate/honors degree of four years in health sciences or an MBChB.
  • Successful candidates of Institute of Ageing in Africa Masters Scholarship, 2017 must abide by the policies, procedures, and practices for the postgraduate sector at the University.
  • The following documents must be submitted by the applicants of Institute of Ageing in Africa Masters Scholarship, 2017:
    • CV with list of publications (if any)
    • Copies of previous transcripts and certificates
    • A letter explaining the research interest and it is related to the research area of the program
    • Details of 2 academic referees with whom the applicant has worked

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Applications are invited for Solution Space Scholarships at UCT Graduate School of Business in South Africa. The scholarships are aimed at supporting mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs who have shown a commitment to local development.

The MTN Scholarships’ overarching mission is to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa as well as creating over time a network of next generation TMT leaders across the continent.

The medium of instruction and examination at UCT is English. International applicants for whom English is a second language have to pass specific language tests.

Course Level: The scholarship only applies to the MBA or MPhil studies at the University of Cape Town’s, Graduate School of Business.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the Business Administration as well as Philosophy.

Scholarship Award: An MTN Scholarship is awarded for one or maximum of two years and covers the full cost of tuition and registration fees at UCT GSB, as set by the business school.

The Scholars can also apply for several types of funding on a discretionary basis. For example an economy-class travel allowance for Scholars traveling from their home country to the business school at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme, a stipend, or to attend additional conferences or workshops, or conduct fieldwork and pilots.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: To be considered for an MTN Scholarship:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African country and a Permanent Resident for at least 1 year.
  • Applicants should apply to pursue either the MBA or the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme at the UCT GSB. Applicants will only be able to take up the MTN Scholarship if successfully admitted to the UCT GSB programme.
  • Financial Need Criteria
    Financial Need must be illustrated as follows:
  • Full declaration of all details required must be recorded in the space provided on the Affidavit for the MTN Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town
  • Details of all property and assets of any nature must be declared on the Affidavit provided.
  • UCT reserves the right to request that applicants furnish evidence of answers/statements on the application form. If it is found that the provided information is false or untrue, the University further reserves the right to disqualify an application and/or to cancel and recover any scholarship funds that may have been paid out to an awardee.

Nationality: Students from African Countries (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: The medium of instruction and examination at UCT is English. International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit one of the following:

  • A recent score (obtained within 3 – 5 years before application for admission) of at least 570 (paper-based test) or 230 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • A recent overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Or, noting that this may only be written at certain designated venues within South Africa, a score of at least 65% on the university’s Placement Test in English for Educational Purposes (PTEEP).

Scholarships in Africa

How to Apply: It is not possible to apply for an MTN Scholarship without applying to the business school.

Applicants must first be eligible and apply for the academic programme at the UCT GSB (via the Admissions Office). For full details about the MBA programme or MPhil Inclusive Innovation programme, criteria and how to apply to the business school click here.

  • Applicants must submit the MTN Scholarship Application online form together with their UCT application number received from the UCT GSB Admissions Office. Required supporting documents include a CV and completed Affidavit.
  • Applicants are then notified if they are selected for an interview.
  • The final decision and award of the MTN Scholarship will be made by a Scholarship Selection panel, following which applicants will be informed by mid-December 2015. Applicants will only be able to take up the MTN Scholarship if successfully admitted to the UCT GSB programme.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they submit all documents required so they can be considered for both admission and an MTN Scholarship.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is October 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

The University of Cape Town is offering Masters Scholarship in “Testing the WHO Age-Friendly Primary Health Care Toolkit to improve care for older patients.”

The Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa (IAA) was established at the University of Cape Town in April 2001. The institute incorporates the University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, the Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Old Age Psychiatry, and a Gerontology Programme.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in “Testing the WHO Age-Friendly Primary Health Care Toolkit to improve care for older patients.”

Scholarship Award: The value of the scholarship is R40,000 per annum with a tenure of two years starting in 2017.

Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility:  Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • The successful incumbent should have a four-year undergraduate/honours degree from health sciences or an MBChB.
  • Successful candidates will be required to comply with the approved policies, procedures and practices for funding for the postgraduate sector at the University of Cape Town.
  • The fellowship will be tenable at the IAA in the Department of Medicine.
  • The incumbent will work under the supervision of Associate Sebastiana Kalula; Director of the IAA
  • Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Nationality: The scholarship is open only to South African citizens and permanent residents.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have undergraduate degree.

How to Apply: To apply, please e-mail the below documents to Sebastiana.Kalula@uct.ac.za

  • A letter describing the applicant’s research interest, indicating how these align with the research area outlined above.
  • A detailed CV including publications if any
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and certificates for previous degrees
  • The names and contact details of two academic referees with whom the applicant has worked

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 19, 2017.

Scholarship Link