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The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 120 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become changemakers in their home countries.

Over six years (2017 - 2022), the Scholars Program will fund:

  • 20 scholarships to complete the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts programme, Africa specialisation
  • 40 scholarships to complete a Master's programme at one of our seven graduate schools
  • 60 scholarships reserved for Mastercard Foundation Scholars studying at other partner universities and who would like to attend Sciences Po Summer School.

Harvard University Scholarships 2018 (Fully Funded)

Harvard University is offering scholarships for undergraduat and graduate international students to help them attend Harvard. To create a more diverse community in campus, the Harvard University scholarships are being offered to not hinder the financial limitation of many international students from attending one of the best universities in the world. over the years, many international students have received Harvard University scholarships and became very successful after they have graduated.​

The application for both Masters and PHD program opens in September. However, the admission deadline differ for different areas of study. The most common application deadlines are December 1, December 15, or January 2. Check with the department of your field of study for spercific deadlines for your field of study.​

New Zealand Development Scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarship 2019

Subjects that can improve the social and economic development of your country.

Priority Sectors:

Agriculture development

Renewable energy​

Applications open in early 2018 for studies beginning in early 2019. Read application dates for more information. It is recommended that potential applicants start preparing early due to the long application process.​

Australia Awards 2018

·         Agricultural Productivity
·         Extractives
·         Public Policy

Applications open: 1st September 2017
Closing Date: 15th January 2018

Australia Awards 2019

Priority areas are:

·         Agricultural Productivity
·         Extractives
·         Public Policy (education, public health, trade, public financial administration, infrastructure, road safety and social policy)
Applications will also be considered in the following sectors:
·         Climate Change
·         Environmental Management
·         Water Management
·         Gender Studies
·         Social Development​
Closing Date: 15 December 2017

Chevening Scholarship 2019

Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.​​

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships are closed. They will reopen in August 2018 for opportunities to study in the UK in 2019/2020.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology​

For more information on the scholarship and how to apply Click Here

For information on the programme and how to apply for admission: ​Click Here

Closing Date: 2nd January 2018


The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment. This opportunity is also offered to those unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration at public higher education institutions and research agencies through a partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in acquiring work experience in the areas of specialisation or disciplines in the provinces stated​

Closing date for submitting applications: 14 November 2017

For Advert Click Here

For Application link Click Here

NRF Honours and final year B Tech Block Grant Bursaries for 2018

The National Research Foundation (NRF) awards bursaries to students pursuing full-time, Honours’ and final year B Tech studies at South African public universities. The Freestanding and Innovation bursaries are funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Scarce Skills and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Pipeline bursaries are funded by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the National Skills Fund (NSF).​

Internal Closing Date: 10 January 2018

Applicant’s Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Designated Authority Closing Date: 16 February 2018

Application and Funding Guide NRF Honours and final year B Tech 2018

Framework NRF Honours and final year B Tech Bursaries 2018

For Application link Click Here​


UWC IPUMS-DHS Training Description

Division for Postgraduate Studies invites you to a workshop on: IPUMS-DHS a powerful new resource to access Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data:

The Workshop

IPUMS-DHS is a powerful new resource to access Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data, the primary over-time source of information on women and children's health in African countries. Despite DHS' incredible value, barriers have limited the use of this data for comparisons across countries and over time: the need to download and merge a multitude of files, many containing thousands of variables; the difficulty of determining which variables are included in each sample; inconsistent question wording across years, and dispersed documentation. IPUMS-DHS eliminates these barriers, making analyses of DHS data across time and countries dramatically easier, and paving the way for sophisticated and powerful new studies in many research domains.  

 Date: 3 November 2017

Time: 13h00 to 16h30

Venue: CLC Computer room Ground Floor Life Sciences Building, UWC 

HartRAO Laser Ranging bursaries 

The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for two postgraduate bursaries, commencing during late 2017 / early 2018. Successful applicants must be able to commence with their Masters or Doctoral studies during 2018. Applicants must have obtained their qualifying degree after 2012, or must have been actively involved in some relevant activities since / while obtaining their degree.​  

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2017


The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.

Opening date: Monday, 14 August 2017

Closing date: Friday, 29 September 2017​ ....   


DHET - International Scholarship Opportunities

There are a number of scholarship opportunities currently available for South African students to undertake studies, research and exchanges in other countries. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) coordinates several such scholarships, while others are managed by other international, national and provincial departments or government agencies. Scholarships are for South African citizens and require a commitment to return to South African upon completion of studies.​ 

Please refer to the read more link for available scholarships and opening and closing dates


Study Grants for Masters and Doctorate Degrees

The Ernst & Ethel Ericksen Trust was established by Ethel Eriksen in the early 1980's. The trust provides study grants to students doing  post graduate study and has enabled scholars from all walks of life to fulfill their dreams, and in so doing benefit South Africa.

Applications 2018

Opening: 1 August

Closing: 30 September


  • The student must be a South African citizen.

  • Study must be at a South African university.

  • Students must have completed their honours in order to apply.​​



The DST-NRF Internship Programme 2018/2019 call is open until 19 September 2017.  If you are able to host an intern in your research unit I would like to ask that you provide the information below as the application will be done from a central place for the 2018 call as per the revised rules of the DST-NRF internship programme.

In order to add you as a mentor you must have a profile on the NRF database and I will need the following from you as soon as possible so that I can load you as a potential mentor.  The DST-NRF has the final decision on who is finally allocated interns. 

Please click here is see all the information requested

​2nd Call for Applications - Erasmus+ KA107-24005 - University of Valladolid. Deadline: 06/10/2017 (23:59 CET)​


We are very glad to let you know that the Second Call for Applications within the framework of the International Credit Mobility project with the UVa (Erasmus+ KA107-24005) has been issued. As you know, the deadline for applications is October 6, 2017 (23:59 CET).

The 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application is now open!​

We are looking for demonstrated leaders between the ages of 25-35 years old, who are doing innovative work in the areas of Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management to apply for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.  Finalists will spend six weeks in the U.S.  July-August 2018 at different U.S. universities exploring issues of leadership in the above areas along with 700 of their peers from all over sub-Saharan Africa.  Join a continent-wide and global alumni network to help you seek innovative solutions to common challenges. Applications are due by October 11 2017. Learn more about the fellowship here:  ​


Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) 2nd Call Scientific Events/ Travel Grants 2017​

In a globalised world, the internationalisation of research is imperative for the competitiveness of any country. While international collaboration has always been an intrinsic part of the research and innovation (R&I) endeavour, the forces of competitiveness and globalisation are accelerating the scope, pace and importance of cross-border R%I, strengthened by dircted partnerships both within and outside of South Africa.

Applications 2017

2nd Call Open: Now

Closing: 24 October 2017      


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