If you would like to apply for postgraduate study in South Africa you may wish to consider the Postgraduate Funding Opportunities at Nelson Mandela University for the academic year 2020-2021.

Whether applicants are from South Africa, other parts of Africa or overseas, and also in any discipline is eligible to apply for this funded education.

Course Level: Postgraduate Honors, Master’s or Doctoral degree

Award: Varying from R 1,500 to R700,000

Access Mode: Online

Number of Awards: Varies

Nationality: Domestic and International Students

The award can be taken in South Africa


Eligible Countries: Domestic and International Students are particularly welcome.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The studentships are available for Postgraduate Honors, Masters or Doctoral degree candidates into the various programs offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: The grant is available to applicants who are from South Africa, other parts of Africa or abroad and also wish to obtain a postgraduate Honors, Masters or Doctorate degree in any discipline.

How to Apply: To take advantage of this program, aspirants must have to apply for admission to this university. After taking admission applicants have to meet the general entry requirements of the university and apply for bursary/scholarship opportunities.

  • Admission Requirements: When you are ready to prepare your application, you will need to check out the admission requirements page.
  • Supporting Documents: For external bursary/applications, an official academic record (on Nelson Mandela University letterhead) must be attached. Should any qualification have been obtained at another university, the relevant academic records must accompany the application form.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Benefits: The Nelson Mandela University provides a varying award amount from R 1,500 to R700,000.

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Application Deadline: Open for 2020-2021