Bursaries & Scholarships


The PEI – Gates Foundation PhD Scholarship Programme is seeking to award 10,000 PhD Scholarships to African researchers over the next ten years, equipping the continent with the scientific knowledge base to support sustainable, diversified economic growth built upon local expertise. The programme will launch a pilot of 10 students in Mauritius in 2016, funded jointly by the PEI and the Gates Foundation, and in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Each researcher awarded a scholarship will spend time at both an African and a UK host university, as well as time in industry, as relevance to the private sector and potential impact on economic growth are critical to the programme.

Commonwealth Bursaries and Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Edu-Loan - Offers affordable educational finance and some bursaries to students in Namibia and South Africa.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme - Bursaries and loans for South African higher education students.

National Research Foundation - Bursaries, scholarships and fellowships.

Sasol Bursaries - Bursaries for full time university studies in Engineering, Science and Commerce.

Monash South Africa - Scholarships and Bursaries to study at Monash South Africa.

Anglo American - Scholarships and Bursaries.

StudieTrust - National Bursary Agency, providing bursaries for financially needy students.

Mintek - Bursaries in Minerals, Metallurgy, Chemistry and Electrical Engineering fields.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers - Bursaries in Accounting and Business fields.

Masakh' iSizwe Centre of Excellence - Bursaries in Engineering and Built Environment.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme - Bursaries in Teaching.

Zawadi Africa Education Fund - Scholarships to girls from Africa to study in the US.

International Scholarships - Provides information about international scholarships.

Bursaries A-Z - List of Bursaries and contact details provided by GoStudy.

Career Wise - Administers Bursaries, Scholarships, Work Experience and Internship Programmes.

HCI Foundation - Bursaries for Undergraduate studies in South Africa.

SAGI - List bursaries in Surveying and Geomatics fields of study.

CSIR - full-time BSc and BSc Honours bursaries.

MERSETA - Bursaries in Engineering.

Auditor-General South Africa - Bursaries in Accounting.

Canon Collins Trust - 9 Post-graduate scholarship programmes for southern African students to study in the UK and South Africa.

IDB Education Trust - Loan/Bursary programme for 1st year students at South African universities.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program - Financial, academic and social support for disadvantaged students.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa - Bursaries in B Eng, B Tech and B Com.

SACTWU - Bursary Scheme of South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union.

BDO - Chartered Accounting bursaries.

Investec - Financial sector related bursaries.

South African Institute of Race Relations - Bursaries for financially needy South Africans.

Aurecon - Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering bursaries.

Vodacom - Bursaries in Engineering and IT.

National Film and Video Foundation - Bursaries in Film and Television studies.

WSP Africa - Bursaries for 2nd year and above in Engineering related studies.

SANSA - Bursaries in Space related studies.

World Wildlife Fund - Funding opportunities for studies in conservation for African postgraduate students from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia.

South African Roads Federation - Bursaries to South African students in studies applicable to the road transport industry.

Old Mutual - Accounting bursaries for study at University of Cape Town.

Stanlib - Bursaries in management fields.

Industrial Development Corporation - Bursaries for South African students.

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation - High school scholarships for students in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

Murray & Roberts - Bursaries in Engineering and Technical studies for those permanently resident in South Africa.

CETA - Bursaries for South Africans in studies related to the construction industry.

FNB- Bursaries for studies relevant to banking industry.

Volkswagen - Bursaries for studies aligned to the motor industry.

Eskom - Bursaries and In-service training.

VLIR-UOS - Scholarships to study for Masters Programme in Flanders, Belgium.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship - Awards for full-time female students in computer-related studies at African institutions.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund - Grants for women from developing countries currently enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria and University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Nigerian Women Association of Georgia - Undergraduate scholarships for 37 Nigerian female students in Nigerian universities on any course of study.

WAAW Foundation - Scholarships aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education.

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program - For female students from developing countries who are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines.