2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral (PhD) Study in South Africa (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: September 7th 2015

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has announced the call for applications for the 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s & PhD available in South Africa, which commence in January 2016.

  • The Master’s Degree awards, which are up to two years in duration, are open to citizens of any Commonwealth country, other than South Africa, and the awards are tenable at any Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) member university, in South Africa.
  • Applicants for the PhD awards, which was put in place with the support of the David & Elaine Potter Foundation, must be citizens of an African Commonwealth country, other than South Africa.
  • The award is for a total of three years.

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a unique programme. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in other member countries. Following the establishment of the CSFP endowment fund in 2009, a new strand of Commonwealth Scholarships located in low and middle income countries is available.

Tenable at any of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) member university, in South Africa.

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • North-West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
  • University of Venda

Eligible courses: Any

Expected start Date: January 2016

Eligibility criteria
Master’s:

• Be citizens of any Commonwealth country except South Africa
• Hold a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed

PhD:

• Be citizens of any African Commonwealth country except South Africa
• Hold a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed

Scholarship Worth:
• Full tuition fees
• Monthly/quarterly stipend (living allowance) set at local rates
• Arrival allowance (usually) USD 500, to contribute to additional costs incurred in moving to your host country
• One economy class return airfare between your home and host countries

How to Apply:

1. Complete the relevant scholarship form:

Enquiries: Contact commonwealthscholarships@dhet.gov.za

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral (PhD) Study in South Africa

19 COMMENTS

  1. Iam interested pls I read local government management I don’t knw if u can relate some courses to me dat we be of help or you give me guidelines on hw to go about d whole process thanks.

  2. Iam interested pls I read local government management I don’t knw if u can relate some courses to me dat we be of help or you give me guidelines on hw to go about d whole process thanks.

  3. I’m a medical physiotherapist school in Ghana ,But now in Nigeria ,
    I’m interested ,just that how can I be located…………

    • Your Commentiam interested in Phd studies I have masters degree I public administration and management. Iam a civil servant employed as a senior hospital administrator. Please let me know if I can get an opportunity to attract a scholarship

  4. I Hve Bucholar Degree in BA.
    please let me known if can i get an opportunity to attract a scholarship
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  5. i have BS degree in telecommunication engineering . I am from pakistan can i apply for this scholarship? If so what’s the process to apply?

  6. I am a young man of 32 years working for the government with a degree in Physical Education, sports and recreation from University of Botswana. Can i do masters in Sports injuries or first aid?
    Contact me at 75026784 please

  7. Comment:I have Bsc in Environmental Resource Management.Am a Nigerian, I would love to be granted an opportunity .

  8. Comment: I HAVE MY MASTERS IN
    EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNIG….I AM A NIGERIAN…. HOW DO I GET THE FORM TO FILL IT

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