Full Tuition Fee And Living Allowance Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2018

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Fully Funded Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for Africans in South Africa, 2018

Commonwealth Master’s scholarships in South African universities open for applications for the 2018/2019 academic year open to applicants who must be citizens of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa.

South Africa’s universities present a wide variety of academic and research opportunities at well-resourced, multi-cultural campuses, as well as numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activities. South African university qualifications are internationally recognised. South Africa is a preferred destination for international students; international students make up about 10% of students at public universities. All of South Africa’s universities welcome international students, and institutions have a dedicated international office to support this

Commonwealth Master’s scholarships are tenable at:

Worth of Commonwealth Master’s scholarships

  • Four scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2019
  • 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 years

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Eligibility of Commonwealth Master’s scholarships

  • Commonwealth Master’s scholarships Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa.
  • Applicants 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.
  • Applicants 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.
How to Apply for Commonwealth Master’s scholarships
  • First, you must apply for your chosen course directly with the university.
  • Applicants are advised to arrange for their qualifications to be validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.
  • Separately, download this scholarship application form, and complete it in as much detail as possible.
  • As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

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
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate.
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of 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.

Please submit all the required documents above by email to commonwealthscholarship@dhet.gov.za

Deadline

The Commonwealth Master’s scholarships 2018 applications closes on 13 July 2018 at 17:00
South Africa Standard Time.

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