Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa – 2017/2018

We are glad to inform the general public that Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa admission application form for 2017 / 2018 are out.


The scholarships

  • Four scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2018
  • 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


Available Universities

Scholarships are tenable at:

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • 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 Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
  • University of Venda


Available Subjects

Research Masters in fields linked to:


Candidate Eligibility

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 a Bachelors Honours degree of at least upper second level.


How to Apply Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa

Complete the Application Form in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to


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Application Form


As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • 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
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Note: Applicants are advised to arrange for their qualifications to be validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.


Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa Application Closing Date

Applications close on Friday 30 June 2017 at 17:00 South Africa Standard Time.


Further Information

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