2016 Commonwealth Scholarships For Postgraduates Students To Study In South Africa


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


• 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


• 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


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