United States Harvard Fellowship for South African Students

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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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