Whether you’re a South African student looking for a degree abroad or an international student looking to take advantage of your country’s education system, there are many scholarships to consider. Aside from being a thriving student destination, Africa offers a wealth of extracurricular activities.
While there are no hard numbers to quantify the value of international scholarships for South African students, a recent survey suggests that a substantial number of respondents indicated that they could afford to study abroad. However, the most important aspect of this survey is that only 35 percent of respondents could afford to spend $10,000 or less for a year’s worth of higher education.
There are numerous opportunities to get a degree from South Africa, including Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships. Although these awards are limited to a two-year term, they can help talented young people develop new skills while improving their international experience.
The most popular destination for South African students, especially in the last couple of years, has been the United Kingdom. More than 11,116 students went to the UK in 2017. In addition to the obvious tuition, accommodation, and medical insurance, the Chevening Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship designed for students with exceptional academic potential.
Similarly, the KAIST University Undergraduate Scholarship offers a monthly living allowance, medical coverage, and a Korean language training fee. Moreover, the Muhammad Bin Zaid University Scholarship offers a 100% tuition fee waiver, accommodation, and more.
Finally, the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship is part of a series of postgraduate scholarship awards sponsored by the FirstRand Foundation. Applicants must hold an upper second level degree and qualify for admission to a reputable institution of higher learning in South Africa.