Bursaries, Scholarships & Internships – April 2015
Newsletter: April 2015
BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS – EXPIRING APRIL 2015
Please find a list of bursaries and scholarships now available. We have found some some interesting and inspiring bursaries, including the following:
- SAMRO is offering a number of bursaries for talented music students in South Africa.
- The Playable City is providing sponsorship to students who have come up with up with creative ideas to make cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative.
- The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change.
- Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies at UCT supports creative research initiatives by UCT students investigating innovations which could help to reduce poverty and social exclusion in South Africa.
PACE Career Centre
Access Trust (FET College Bursaries) – Closing 31 March 2015
The Access Trust provides financial support to students studying at FET College in the Western Cape. Bursaries are for full-time post-matric courses at Western Cape Public FET colleges only for: NQF Levels 4 – 5, N4-N6 business and N1-N6 engineering; engineering practicals if the applicant has a technical matric or has completed at least N2 in engineering.
Anglo Platinum Bursary Scheme (Accounting, Engineering and Mining) – Closing 15 May 2015
Anglo American Platinum offers comprehensive bursaries for tertiary studies and practical routes towards all the careers in engineering. A Grade 12 academic level with a minimum of 60% achieved for Pure Mathematics, Physical Science and English is required for applicants to be considered for a bursary in Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical /Metallurgical Engineering, Geology, Rock Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Mine Surveying and Finance and Information. (Physical Science is not required for Finance and Information).
Exxaro Mining Bursary – Closing 31 March
Exxaro offers bursaries only to candidates currently in Gr 12 (or to recently matriculated candidates) who will commence with first year studies in the next academic year. Complete an Exxaro bursary application form. Attach your latest final, official school result and a certified copy of your ID. Provide these documents to an Exxaro representative at the Exxaro business unit nearest to you.
Murray and Roberts (Undergraduate Bursary) – Now open
Murray & Roberts offers bursaries for top South African achievers who desire to be part of a world class organization with a global presence. Bursaries are available for students studying towards a BSc, B Eng or B Tech qualifications in the fields of Engineering (civil; mechanical; industrial; electrical and mining), Quantity Surveying and Building/Construction Management. Find out more, visit:
Murray & Roberts (Graduate Development Programme) – now open
The Murray & Roberts Graduate Development Programme assists in meeting the long term human capital and leadership needs of the Group through attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining graduates. The 12 month programme provides graduates with a unique opportunity to develop a full and diversified career in a world class organisation with a global presence. The Murray & Roberts Graduate Development Programme is designed to attract young graduates who align themselves with our values and delivery promise of World Class fulfilment. The programme offers them an opportunity to develop a career within the organisation. It is our desire that our graduates reach their objectives of professional registration. Find out more, visit:
SAMRO Music Bursaries – Closing 02 April
Since 1981, SAMRO has offered a number of bursaries for music students. These Bursaries constitute the most substantial awards in music study in South Africa and are open to citizens of all the countries within SAMRO’s territory of operation: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.
The following bursaries are on offer:
1. General Music Study: Western Art or Jazz Popular or African Indigenous Music genres (R10 000 each)available to students in their 2ndyears
2. Music Education OR Community Music Study (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in of these specialized courses in their 3rdand 4th years
3. Music Technology (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in music technology in their 3rd and 4th years
4. Performance Study: Western Art or Jazz Popular or African Indigenous Music genres (R10 000 each) available to students majoring inperformance study in their 3rd and 4th years
5. Composition Study (R10 000 each) available to students majoring in music composition in their 3rd, 4th and postgraduate years
6. Indigenous African Music Research (R10 000 each)for post-graduate research students at Honours, Masters or Doctoral levelAll SAMRO Music Bursary Application
Sasol Bursary (University of Technology) – Closing 31 March 2015
The Sasol Bursary Scheme offers bursaries to undergraduates currently studying in the following fields: Chemistry (Masters compulsory), Logistics (Hons compulsory), Geology (Hons compulsory), Informatics (Hons compulsory), Electrical, Metallurgy (Hons compulsory), Procurement & Supply, Law (Hons compulsory), Accounting/ BScience CA Stream (CTA, PGDA compulsory) and various Engineering.
Sasol Bursary (University of Technology)
The SASOL University of Technology bursary is awarded to high achieving matrics wanting to attend a University or technology to study in the following fields: Mechanical Engineering, Mine Surveying; Industrial Engineering and Power (Electrical Engineering and Process Instrumentation). Find out more, visit:
Thuthuka Bursary Fund South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) – Closing 31 March 2015
The purpose of the project is to annually place between 250 - 300 fully bursared Black African and Coloured students at selected SAICA-accredited universities in cohorts of 50 per university on special undergraduate BCom Accounting education programmes. The accredited universities that are part of the programme are the University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Johannesburg, Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town, Free State University and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Find out more, visit:
2016 Hugh le May Fellowship for South Africans at Rhodes University, South Africa - Closing 31 July
Rhodes University is offering three and six months residential Fellowship in alternate years to senior scholars. Only qualified applicants should apply i.e. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be required to present a report on the work undertaken. The Fellow will be required to appropriately acknowledge the Fellowship and Rhodes University in all publications emanating from the period of the Fellowship.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarships for International Students in UK - Closing 22 May
University of Strathclyde is offering international excellence scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate Masters Courses (excluding MSc Clinical Pharmacy) within the Faculty of Science. The student must be paying full international fees. Each scholarship has a value of up to £3500 to be used towards the cost of tuition fees. Successful undergraduate students will receive this for each year of their degree, subject to satisfactory progress. The application deadline is 22 May 2015.
Development Scholarships for Developing Countries in Czech Republic, 2015-2016
Development Scholarships for Developing Countries in Czech Republic, 2015-2016
The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Faculty of Social Sciences is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students of all fee based programs in academic year 2015/16. A total of seven scholarships are available, ear-marked for students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2015.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships for Students of Developing Countries, 2015-2016 - Closing 19 March
Applications are invited for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program (JJ/WBGSP) from the nationals of developing countries. Applicants must have at least 3 years of development-related experience since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) or be in good health, as certified by a medical doctor, with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the masters program.
LSE John C Phelan General Course Scholarships in UK, 2015-2016
The London School of Economics and Political Science is offering undergraduate scholarships to pursue one year General Course study programme. The value of each scholarship is £15,000. The scholarship is open to all nationalities. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The application deadline is 24 May 2015 for 2015-2016 academic year.
Oxford Graduate Scholarships
Oxford University are providing over 60 fully-funded scholarships for graduates who will be applying to Oxford to study in various disciplines, including the Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Computer Science and others. Requirements: Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree.
Playable City Award for International Applicants in UK, 2015
Watershed is offering international award for creatives to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. Applicants can work in any field, but creative uses of technology must be integral to the proposal. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015. The Production Support Award of £30,000 will include all creatives’ fees, development and delivery of the commissioned work. In addition there will be a modest budget available for accommodation, travel and expenses subject to agreement of the project details with the selected award winner. The application deadline is 7 April 2015.
Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for International Applicants, 2016
Applications are invited for Snorri Sturluson Icelandic fellowships available in the field of humanities. The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) from outside Iceland to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months. The amount of the Fellowship is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. The application deadline is 31st October each year.
Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies at UCT in South Africa, 2015
Veterans and Friends of the August 1968 sit-in at UCT have made an annual award available towards research costs of one or more UCT students. The award supports creative research initiatives by UCT students investigating innovations which could help to reduce poverty and social exclusion in South Africa. The title of the award celebrates the spirit of the sit-in, which defended the appointment of Archie Mafeje to UCT academic staff against the apartheid government’s demand to withdraw the job offer on grounds of his race.
UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme - Closing 22 May 2015
Applications are invited for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme available in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. Up to twenty training fellowships will be awarded for a period of four weeks from 5 to 30 October 2015. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition.