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2017 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship

2017 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship for international postgraduate study and 2017 FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship

The prestigious FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship for international postgraduate study to the value of R750 000 per annum per scholarship is available to South African citizens for postgraduate study outside South Africa in any discipline at an international university of their choice and, for the first time, a full scholarship to the University of Oxford to do a Masters in African Studies is also available. Excellence is the only criteria for selection.

Online application forms will be available on our website,, from 16 December 2016.

Applications for the 2017 FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship for international postgraduate study and the 2017 FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship will open on 16 December 2016 and close on 23 February 2017.

No late entries will be accepted.


The following factors are taken into account in the awarding of the scholarship:

·  academic excellence;

· leadership ability;

· community involvement;

· potential to be a destiny changer and

· first-time overseas study for degree purposes

Applicants should have applied to and been conditionally accepted by their university of choice for the postgraduate course they wish to pursue by April 2017, before being considered for the final round of judging on 25 April 2017.

Please send an email to with any queries.

Information on the scholarships click here.