Looking For A Bursary For Postgraduate?

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If you have completed your undergraduate degree and are considering furthering your studies with a postgraduate degree and require funding, below is a list of bursary opportunities that might be useful.


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Many Universities and other higher education institutions in South Africa offer a variety of postgraduate degree programmes. However, what students are finding very challenging is finding funding to complete their postgraduate studies.

Each year, many public, private and non-governmental organizations offer postgraduate bursaries and scholarships to students who have completed their undergraduate degrees and are wishing to start their postgraduate studies.

Students looking for postgraduate funding are encouraged to start their search as early as possible because most postgraduate bursary opportunities may receive thousands of applications at a time, making it extremely competitive.

Often, these bursaries are specific to a certain industry or specialized programme, but organisations and Institutions will have different requirements and criteria that will also depend on the bursary offered. 

Here’s a list of bursaries for Postgraduate degree programmes:

  1. Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Programme
  2. Meat Industry Trust Postgraduate Bursary
  3. Critical Food Studies Postgraduate Programme
  4. Sasol Bursaries
  5. Netflix Postgraduate Scholarship Programme
  6. Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Bursary
  7. Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarship
  8. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship
  9. The South African National Seed Organisation (SANSOR) Bursary
  10. National Research Foundation Bursaries

Some of the organizations that offer postgraduate funding offer employment opportunities or internships to the successful candidates they fund. 

Visit any of the above mentioned organisations' official websites to find out more about their bursary programmes. 

 

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