United States Harvard Fellowship for South African Students

Programme outline

Applications are invited for the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program 2020-2021.

Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program 2020-2021 (HSAFP) was established for mid-career professionals who were disadvantaged by past laws and resource allocations in South Africa. The HSAFP was initiated to provide educational enrichment for mid-career individuals in various occupations who have shown considerable skills and leadership in their chosen fields.

Degree level

Master’s and non-degree programmes

Fields of Study

Master’s degrees in Public health, Law and Public Administration

Non-degree programmes in management and leadership development

What the scholarship offers

– Tuition for the full period of enrolment at Harvard

– Round-trip airfare between the Fellow’s home and Boston

– Monthly stipend with the exception of those enrolled in Executive Education Programmes, to cover accommodation, living and medical expenses as well as food, winter clothing, taxes and books

Who can apply?Fellows must be South African citizensUsually between 30 and 45 years of ageMust not have just completed or not completed a Bachelor’s degree, unless this degree has been pursued concurrently with or subsequent to experience in the workplaceApplicants should determine well in advance whether if awarded a fellowship, they can be granted leave by their employers for Harvard’s academic year

Application Process

Application forms must be submitted online to CARAT through the “Uploads” tab.

More information is available at:


Applications deadline is 1 April 2019 for the 2020/21 academic year.


Forward queries and questions by e-mail at AfricaOffice@Harvard.edu or by telephone at: +27 

Documents and links


Programme application


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

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Scholarship to Study in USA

Applications for the 2020-2021 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are now open.

US opens scholarships to South African students for 2019

This world-renowned program offers scholarships to South Africans interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree at any accredited tertiary institution in the United States.

The scholarships cover up to the full cost of tuition and living expenses in the U.S.

Applications close on April 19, 2019, but applicants are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible.

Highly-motivated South Africans wishing to pursue a Master’s degree must have completed a four-year B-Tech degree or a three-year Bachelor’s degree with an Honors degree.

Prospective Doctoral students must have successfully obtained a Master’s degree.

In 2018, 29 South African students and scholars received fully-funded Fulbright scholarships to complete postgraduate studies at American academic institutions and to conduct research in the United States.

These talented South Africans are currently pursuing studies in fields ranging from molecular biology, viticulture, economics, and audiology, to mechanical engineering, occupational therapy and philosophy at institutions including Ohio State University, University of Missouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange.

How to Apply

It was established in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

It currently operates in South Africa and more than 150 countries worldwide.

South Africans interested in applying for the Fulbright Program can learn more by CLICKING HERE.

Other Scholarships are obtainable here

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Scholarship to Study Medicine in Cuba: Department of Health Mpumalanga

The Mpumalanga Department of Health hereby invites all prospective students preferably from disadvantaged backgrounds who would like to study Medicine in Cuba to apply for bursaries for 2017. The target number to be selected for 2017 is very limited.

Applicants who can apply should meet the following requirements:

  • Submit letter of application letter accompanied by a certified copy of Grade 12 Certificate / statement of results qualifying them to study at a tertiary institution. Must have passed all subjects with at least a level 4. Candidates with a 3 or below in any of the subjects must not apply.
  • The following subjects are compulsory: Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Sciences (Biology) and English.
  • Recently certified copy of Identity document
  • Recently certified copy of Birth certificate
  • Proof of residence from local Chief or municipality
  • Proof of income of both parents or affidavit if parents are not working
  • Be not older than 25 years

In addition all applicants who will be shortlisted will be required to submit:

  • Ten (10) passport sized photos
  • Valid passport / proof of application for passport
  • Should not have criminal records – obtain police clearance

And undergo Medical examination with regard to:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Pregnancy (females)

NB: Meeting the requirements above does not necessarily mean that the applicant has been selected. These are only a condition for being considered. Application forms should be collected and submitted by hand at the nearest hospitals and at following addresses:

  • GERT SIBANDE DISTRICT OFFICES: 39 Jan van Riebbeck Street, Emerlo (Call Sydwell Gwebu @ 017 811 1640)
  • NKANGALA DISTRICT OFFICES: Piet Koornhof Building, Emalahleni  (Call Halifax Aphane @ 013 658 1012)
  • EHLANZENI DISTRICT OFFICES: 66 Anderson Street, Mbombela (Call Justice Ravhura @013 755 5139)
  • HOXANI SUB-DISTRICT OFFICES: R536 Kruger Road: Hoxani MPCC, Mkhuhlu (Call Linky Khoza @ 013 708 0046)

How to apply

Closing date is 31 May 2017 at 16:00.

Click here to download the applications form


Please note that there is no money to be paid for these bursaries.

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