Scholarships information for International Students wishing to study at South African Universities
- No bursaries or loans are awarded by the University’s Bursaries Committee to foreign students and you should ensure that you have sufficient funds in your own country before leaving.
- You should also make enquiries about possible financial assistance from within your own country.
- Sometimes bursaries and scholarships are available for study in other countries. You should contact foreign embassies or funding agencies in your own country.
- The International Office promotes and supports the international academic mobility of staff and students through
- Coordinating and facilitating of links with international organisations or institutions with an international character (e.g. DAAD, the diplomatic corps, foreign foundations);
- Establishing and maintaining international inter-university relationships and cooperative partnerships;
- Extensive visitors’ programmes for international visitors to the institution;
- Financial and administrative support for visiting academics (e.g. particularly within agreements, Fulbright, post-docs)
- An advisory service, bursaries, awards for foreign studies/research;
UCT endeavours to assist as many financially needy students as possible to enable them to pursue their academic ambitions. The university has committed significant funds for financial assistance to support financially needy students that meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants who wish to apply for financial aid should complete Section J of the Application for Admission to Study at UCT form in full.
- From 2008, enrolled students with citizenship in SADC countries will be considered for UP undergraduate achievement bursaries provided they meet the criteria. For UP postgraduate bursaries non-South African citizens are also considered for awards.
- If you are postgraduate, you may apply for the postgraduate merit award. Although the university does not offer any scholarships to undergraduate International students.
- Unfortunately the University does not offer financial support (bursaries, loans) for international students. Ensure that you have sufficient financial resources for the planned duration of your studies.
- Unfortunately financial assistance is only available to permanent residents of South Africa. However, Merit bursaries are automatically awarded to deserving full-time international students from SADC-countries from their second year of study at the Kingsway Campus of UJ.
- International students from the DFC and APB-campuses who have obtained excellent scores in their first year of study at UJ should apply for these merit bursaries.
- All foreigners are eligible for Postgraduate bursaries and should apply for it.