The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first international university network, established in 1913. A UK-registered charity, the ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries.

Eligible Countries.

Africa

Type.

Masters

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 an Honours degree or a four-year degree, equivalent to NQF 8 on the South African National Qualifications Framework, and with an average mark of at least 70%, and meet the minimum entry criteria of the proposed course of study
  • Applicants must not be a current DHET-supported scholarship recipient
  • Applicants must have applied for the identified study programme at the chosen university in South Africa on a full-time basis
  • Applicants’ academic background should be aligned to the proposed field of study

Value of Award.

  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families.

How to Apply.

First, you must apply for your chosen course directly with the university. Applicants are advised to arrange for their qualifications to be validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.

Separately, download this scholarship application form, and complete it in as much detail as possible.

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:
  • A 500-word research proposal summary, containing:
    • Scientific elements of the proposal: research rationale, problem identification, aims and objectives of research, theoretical framework and research methodology
    • Social relevance of proposed study
  • 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
  • Proof that you have applied for the relevant course at your university of choice

Please submit all the required documents above by email to commonwealthscholarship@dhet.gov.za

For more information, visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: 13th July 2018