Fully Funded Financial Aid For International Students In South Africa - Interdisciplinary Bilateral Master Scholarships

A fully funded financial aid for South Africa and sub-Saharan African countries 2021

Financial Aid For International Students In South Africa

More often than not, successful companies and scholarships organisations give out numerous scholarships to international students in the western parts of the world. This also includes advanced universities in developed countries.

However, some funding also have to be raised for international students who wants to study in the developing countries; Africa to be precise. It's a fact well known to all that more than 60% of the financial aid in the world is made for students of the best universities in the world, making less scholarships available for Africans.

In the past 3 years, we have seen many charitable organizations, celebrities and thriving companies creating scholarship programs. Other region-restricted financial aid providers have also expanded their reach to Africa.

In this blog post, our focus will be on one of the prominent African countries in terms of education; South Africa. We we look into one of the best (if not the best) scholarship for international students in South Africa.

Financial Aid For International Students In South Africa - Fully Funded Interdisciplinary Bilateral Master Scholarships in South Africa 2021

This fully funded Bilateral Masters scholarship is for students from South Africa and neighbouring sub-Saharan African regions who need assistance to sponsor their Masters coursework program.

Host Institution

This financial aid is open to students in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This University is commonly addressed to as Wits University, and its location is 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa.

Eligible Courses

The following Masters course programs (mostly school of architecture and planning) are covered by this financial aid:

  • MSc Development Planning (MSc DP).
  • Master of Urban Studies in the field of Sustainable Energy Efficient Cities – MUS (SEEC).
  • Master of Urban Studies in the field of Housing and Human Settlements – MUS (HHS).
  • Master of Urban Studies in the field of Urban Politics and Governance (MUS – UPG).
  • Master of Urban Studies in the field of Urban Management – MUS (US).

Eligible Nationality

The following countries are considered eligible for the Bilateral Masters scholarship:
  1. Angola
  2. Benin
  3.  Botswana
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Burundi
  6. Cameroon
  7. Cape Verde
  8. Central African Republic
  9. Chad
  10. Comoros
  11. Congo (Brazzaville)
  12. Congo (Democratic Republic)
  13. Ivory Coast
  14. Djibouti
  15. Equatorial Guinea
  16. Eritrea
  17. Ethiopia
  18. Gabon
  19. Gambia
  20. Ghana
  21. Guinea
  22. Guinea-Bissau
  23. Kenya
  24. Lesotho
  25. Liberia
  26. Madagascar
  27. Malawi
  28. Mali
  29. Mauritania
  30. Mauritius
  31. Mozambique
  32. Namibia
  33. Niger
  34. Nigeria
  35. Rwanda
  36. Sao Tome and Principe
  37. Senegal
  38. Seychelles
  39. Sierra Leone
  40. Somalia
  41. South Africa
  42. South Sudan
  43. Sudan
  44. Swaziland
  45. Tanzania
  46. Togo
  47. Uganda
  48. Zambia
  49. Zimbabwe.

See also: Schools With Best Financial Aid For International Students

Scholarship value and inclusions

  • Fully funded tuition fees.
  • Monthly allowance that will cover the living expenses and accommodation of selected applicants.
  • Traveling costs from the home country of selected applicants is covered.
  • The costs of Summer/Spring School in Berlin.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency is required, since the University of the Witwatersrand is located in an English-speaking region.
  • Interested applicants must be from South Africa or among the list of countries above.
  • Not more than 6 years should have passed since the interested applicant obtained his/her Bachelor's degree.
  • Interested applicant must have applied for admission in University of the Witwatersrand, and must have chosen of the courses covered by this financial aid.

Other things to know about this scholarship program

The ‘person number’ given to applicants upon admission request should be submitted alongside the scholarship application form.

Applicants that obtained their Bachelor's degree in a university outside of South Africa will have to consult the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The reason behind this is to have the result accessed. The assessment will determine whether the result is equivalent to that of South African academic standards or not.

The deadline for this fully funded financial aid is 30th September, 2021. This date is when the application for Postgraduate programs will be closed in the host university.

To know more and apply for this scholarship, you can fill the Basic form here. You have to first fill the basic form before the full form will be displayed. 

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