Fully Funded Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships In South Africa – 2018/19

Masters, Scholarships, Undergraduates

The new Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa is offering scholarships to citizens of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa. Interested students should see details below on how to apply for the 2018/2019 ACU Fully Funded Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships In South Africa.

2018/2019 ACU Fully Funded Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships In South Africa

Scholarship Type:

Scholarships are awarded for a Master degree programme

Field Of study:

See link for a list of applicable subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship provides the following;

  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)
  • The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families
  • Scholarships are for a maximum of two year

Host Country Of Scholarship:

South Africa

Country Eligible For The Scholarship:

 Available to citizens of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa.

Eligibility For The 2018/2019 ACU Fully Funded Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships In South Africa:

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa
  • Must hold an Honours degree or a four-year degree, equivalent to NQF 8 on the South African National Qualifications Framework, and with an average mark of at least 70%, and meet the minimum entry criteria of the proposed course of study
  • Applicants must not be a current DHET-supported scholarship recipient
  • Must have applied for the identified study programme at the chosen university in South Africa on a full-time basis
  • Applicants’ academic background should be aligned to the proposed field of study
  • Must have a strong command of English language

How To Apply For The Scholarship:

Applicants must first apply by choosing a course directly with the university. All qualifications must be arrange and validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.

Download and complete the Application Form as detailed as possible

Applicants must submit the following documents alongside the application form;

  • A 500-word research proposal summary, containing:
    • Scientific elements of the proposal: research rationale, problem identification, aims and objectives of research, theoretical framework and research methodology
    • Social relevance of proposed study
  • High school certificates
  • Must provide an Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • Oacademic reference
  • A scanned passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • Proof that you have applied for the relevant course at your university of choice

All required documents must be submitted by email to commonwealthscholarship-at-dhet.gov.za.

Application Closing Date:

 July 13, 2018

For more scholarship opportunities to study abroad click here: http://easyscholarships.info/category/scholarships/



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