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Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) 2021


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Applications Open: 

May, 2021

Closing Date: 

September, 2021

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

The Margaret McNamara Grants (MMEG) are aimed at providing financial assistance to women from developing countries in order to help them pursue their education. 

South African women enrolled part time or full time at the following universities are invited to apply:

  • University of the Witwatersrand

  • University of Cape Town

  • University of Stellenbosch

  • University of Pretoria

  • University of the Free State

Closing date: 14 September 2021. 

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Be a self-identifying woman, and at least 25 years old at time of application deadline;

  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (except for the Trinity Washington University program);

  • Be enrolled (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;

  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse;

  • already be enrolled part time (minimum of 2 courses per semester or term) or full time at one of the universities listed below:

    • University of the Witwatersrand

    • University of Cape Town

    • University of Stellenbosch

    • University of Pretoria

    • University of the Free State

  • be enrolled for at least one more academic term (the term between January to July 2022)

  • Applicants applying from eligible countries other than South Africa must hold a study permit for South Africa.

  • Applicants should be born before September 15, 1996 to be eligible to apply.


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