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Fellowship Scholarship Grant Description Closing Date
Scholarship opportunities: 2016 to 2017


  • Central Queensland University Scholarships for International Students in Australia, 2017
  • 37 Brunel University Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2017
  • Tiso Foundation Tertiary Bursary Program for South Africans, 2017
  • International Scholarships for Doctoral Students at University of Bamberg in Germany, 2017
  • International PhD Scholarship at Deakin University in Australia, 2017
  • Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies Fellowships for International Applicants, 2017
  • University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships at Department of Psychology in Denmark, 2017
  • 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for International Applicants at Columbia University, USA
  • Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, 2017
  • University of Basel Scholarships for International Students in Switzerland, 2017
  • Imperial College London President’s Fully-funded PhD Scholarships in UK, 2017-2018
  • Bournemouth University Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2017
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Scholarships at Griffith University in Australia, 2017
  • 21 PhD Scholarships at University of Magdeburg in Germany, 2017
  • UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarships for US and International Applicants, 2017
  • IO-MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Geneva in Switzerland, 2017
  • International Graduate Scholarships for Women to Study in USA and Canada
  • BI Norwegian Business School International Scholarships in Norway, 2017
  • Chancellor’s International Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in UK, 2017
  • Swiss Government Scholarships for International Students, 2017/2018
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AESOP The European Union’s Erasmus Mundus programme for South Africa seeks to enhance capacity building in higher education by funding mobility programmes in the context of academic co-operation between European and South African universities.


Funding for these programmes covers the costs of:

  • Accommodation;
  • Airfare;
  • Course fees;
  • Living expenses; and
  • Health Insurance.


Programmes are organised into different consortia of universities. The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is a member of two of the three consortia that were approved for
South Africa.

Read more: AESOP programme

27 October 2016
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Developing Countries in USA  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries .Fellows are nominated by U.S. Embassies or Fulbright Commissions based on their potential for leadership and a demonstrated commitment to public service. The fellows are placed in groups by the professional field at selected U.S. universities offering specially designed programs of study and training.

Courses:  Non-degree program

Eligibility: International students

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Deadline for applicants varies by country
NFP Developing Countries Undergraduate, Masters, PhD and Short Courses Fellowships 2017 The Netherlands Fellowship PROGRAMMES (NFP) promote capacity building within organizations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP offers fellowships for qualified Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses offered at participating Dutch Universities.

Courses:  Master’s Program/ PhD program

Eligibility: International students

Application deadline: Deadline varies depending on the course and the University.   Read more:

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Deadline varies depending on the course and the University
MSFS Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students in USA, 2017  Georgetown University is offering full tuition scholarship for sub-Saharan African students to pursue master program (Master of Science in Foreign Service). Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools, and history. In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as Global Politics and Security, International Development, or Global Business and Finance.

Courses:  Pursuing master program (Master of Science in Foreign Service)

Eligibility: International students

Application deadline: January 15, 2017   Read more

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15 January 2016
Full or Partial Scholarships for International Applicants in Netherlands, 2017 TU Delft University of Technology is offering excellence scholarships for international applicants. These scholarships are available to pursue MSc program for the academic year 2017-2018.TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting ground-breaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.

Courses:  Pursuing MSc programs

Eligibility: International Students

Application deadline: 1 December2016

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1 December 2016
Science International Scholarships for Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programs, 2017 The University of Queensland is inviting applications for international scholarships in Science for the academic year 2017– 2018. Scholarships are available for outstanding international students in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs at UQ.The University of Queensland, UQ, is an Australian research university primarily located in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. UQ is a sandstone university consistently ranked among the top in all international university rankings.

Courses:  Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs.

Eligibility: International students

Application deadline: 1 December 2016 


1 December 2016
Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Program, 2016/2017 Applications are invited for Yamaha Scholarships for the year 2016/2017 academic year. Students of any nationality are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The purpose of this foundation is to stimulate interest in the playing and enjoyment of music amongst people from all over the world .Yamaha, one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of musical instruments, established the Yamaha Music Foundation (YMF) in Tokyo in 1966. The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe (YMFE) is a European non-profit making charity that – above all – is dedicated to supporting talented music students in Europe.

Courses:  Full-time music students.

Eligibility: Students of any nationality

Application deadline: November 30th 2016.

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30 November 2016
Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Germany, 2017  Applications are invited for Einstein postdoctoral fellowship available for young researcher from abroad for conducting science research project at one of the respective Berlin universities or Charity.  International applicants are eligible for this fellowship.The PROGRAMME offers high-achieving young researchers in Berlin, who already have a source of funding, the chance to include a postdoctoral researcher from abroad in their junior research group and to obtain additional support for material resources .The PROGRAMME also seeks to attract international postdoctoral researchers to Berlin by offering them the opportunity to work in the city for up to five years.

Courses:  Postdoctoral researcher to work in Berlin for up to five years.

Eligibility: International applicants

Application deadline: 28 November 2016  

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28 November 2016
25 PhD Positions in Astrophysics at Ludwig Maximillian’s University Munich in Germany, 2017 The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximillian’s University Munich is offering about 25 PhD positions for research topics in various fields of astrophysics. PhD Positions are open for international students .The Max Planck Society has about 80 scientific institutes spread all over Germany focusing on numerous research fields ranging from physics, biology to medicine, from social sciences to humanities. All institutes are independent of each other with their own board of directors and administration

Courses:  Pursuing PhD program

Eligibility: Students from all countries

Application deadline: September 1st, 2017 is November 15, 2016  

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15 November 2016
Transform Together Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2017  Sheffield Halim University is pleased to offer Transform Together Scholarships for international students entering the program in January 2017. Applicants must be applying to start a new full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree program in any subjects at Sheffield Halim University.The aim of the Transform Together Scholarships is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

Courses:  Pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree

Eligibility: International students

Application deadline: 1 November 2016

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1 November 2016
2017 Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships for International Applicants, Australia  The Faculty of Science is offering a limited number of prestigious postgraduate research scholarships to academically outstanding international and domestic students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in the Faculty of Science. The scholarship package is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months .The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

Courses:  Ph.D. degree program

Eligibility: Australian and international applicants

Application deadline: Domestic applications open 1 August and close 31 October 2016.

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31 October 2016
Max Weber Fellowships for International Fellows in Italy, 2017 Max Weber Program (MWP) offers international fellowships of 1 and 2 years in the social sciences and humanities. The Max Weber Program (MWP) is a postdoctoral training program for junior post-docs who want to advance in their research and academic training. Up to 50-55 Max Weber fellowships are awarded annually.The aim of the Max Weber Program is to provide the Fellows with the experience of membership of a vibrant academic community, to which they make a central contribution.

Courses:  Postdoctoral training program research and academic training

Eligibility: Candidates of all nationalities

Application deadline: 25 October 2016

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25 October 2016
Vest Scholarships for International Engineering Students in USA, 2017-2018  Applications are invited for Vest Scholarships available for international graduate students to work and study at one of nine US universities. These Vest Scholarships offer applicants the opportunity to spend a year at a leading US engineering school pursuing research to address one of the 14 NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering.The goals of the Vest Scholarships are to provide a platform to exchange ideas, share problem-solving skills and strengthen international relationships in order to advance progress in some of the most critical global challenges in the twenty-first century

Courses:  Graduate students for carrying out research at one of nine US universities.

Eligibility: International applicants

Application deadline: October 15, 2016   Read more

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15 October 2016
Deakin University Scholarships for International Students in Australia, 2017  Applications are invited for Dakin University Scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018.  These scholarships are open for international students to pursue an undergraduate and postgraduate program .Dakin University is committed to providing international students with opportunities to obtain financial support for their study program through a wide range of scholarships and bursaries Dakin University is a university with approximately 50,644 higher education students in 2014. Established in 1974, the University was named after the leader of the Australian federation movement and the nation’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Dakin

Courses:  Pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate program.

Eligibility: International students

Application deadline: 30 October 2016.   Read more

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30 October 2016
BPP University Scholarship for Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students in UK, 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship is made available for international students at the BPP University. This will be awarded to a student who has applied to study an undergraduate or postgraduate BPP University program.University’s aim is to make the learning experience rewarding and enjoyable for all students; they liaise with Faculty and service areas to ensure that Equality & Diversity is at the heart of everything they do .BPP University is an independent university specializing in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, psychology or health care. BPP University’s aims are to promote excellence in professional education by being forward-thinking, progressive and innovative, to bridge the gap between education and professional practice, to inspire and challenge tomorrow’s business and professional people in a supportive learning environment

Courses: Undergraduate or postgraduate

Eligibility: International students

Application deadline: January intake (one available): Closing date for applications is 1 October May intake (one available): Closing date for applications is 1 February Read more:

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1 October

Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships for International Scholars in USA, 2017-2018  Applications are invited for Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships from scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in this flagship international Fellowship Program .The Center tries to ensure that the fellowship award when combined with the recipient’s other sources of income (e.g. other grants and sabbatical allowances), approximates an individual’s current level of income .The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.

Courses: Masters and PHD

Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents from any country

Application deadline: 1 October 2016   Read more:

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1 October 2016
Joint Projects in Bio-economy and Resource Management South Africa and Germany have a long-lasting bilateral partnership in science and technology. The first call for joint research projects was launched in 2007, with simultaneous announcements of calls since 2009. In 2013, BMBF requested an assessment of this bilateral cooperation. The positive outcomes of this assessment have led to the launch of this renewed joint call.More information See document
Embassy of France in South Africa PhD Grants 2016 The French Embassy scholarship programme offers grants to facilitate international academic and scientific mobility for South African and non-South African researchers towards French institutions of higher education.The programme offers the opportunity for doctoral students to integrate into establishments in France for specified periods of time in order to participate in collaborative research as part of their doctoral research project. More information See document
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) Opportunity to study at the network universities.More information See document
Subjects for projects/final thesis for incoming students at HSU – Fall 2016 Practical Training or Bachelor Thesis or Master Thesis (level will be adopted to the goal)More information See document
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) is open to highly qualified students who are citizens of countries on the OECD/DAC list and who will study full-time for a master’s degree in Sweden. The scholarships cover living costs, tuition fees, a travel grant and insurance. An estimated 300 scholarships will be available. Out of these, 10 scholarships are assigned to South African citizens.The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships See document
Switzerland 3 Month CAS-Research Program consists of the participation at the 22 days Summer Academy, preparation of the research paper (Maximum 5 pages) and visit the relevant 4-5 Swiss Institutes in different Kantons) till the 14 May, 2016.International Summer Academies and 3 Month CAS-Research Program See document
International student PGT scholarships at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom Plymouth University is inviting applications for international student PGT Scholarships for entry in September 2015. Scholarships are open for graduates from all non-EU countries. Scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate programme at Plymouth University in the UK. A total of 100 awards are available, and each award has a value of £1,500.For more information, International student PGT scholarships at Plymouth University in the United KingdomCUT Contact: International Office N/A
EMSD: European Master in System Dynamics Two-year international Master’s programme, the European Master in System Dynamics EMSDGet ready for a career in analyzing complex dynamics systems, designing robust policies, helping decision makers make better decisions and initiating strategic change in organizations. If you want to solve real world problems in an international setting, EMSD is the programme for you.For more information, EMSD: European Master in System Dynamics N/A
Planet Europe (European Masters Programme) Graduates will obtain an internationally recognized double degree (MSc). Depending on the specialisation you choose.A joint European Masters Programme on European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development.For more information, Planet Europe (Erasmus Mundus European Masters Programme) N/A
Fulbright U.S. Specialist Program The Fulbright U.S. Specialist Program allows for short, 2-6 weeks projects whereby South African institutions host U.S. specialists for a targeted program. There is a degree of cost-share involved. Project activities focus on the strengthening and development needs of higher education institutions and do not fund personal research.Eligibility Criteria

  • Teacher training,
  • Short-term lecturing,
  • Conducting seminars,
  • Special conferences or workshops,
  • Collaborating on curriculum planning,
  • Institutional and/or faculty development.

This program might be ideal for faculties or departments that are currently re-circulating or interested in re-circulating. More information on this program is also available at: OR CUT Contact: International Office

Applications open on 1 October

Updated: 20 October 2016



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