South African Institutions and Companies offering Bursaries 3

The reality is that there is very little financial aid available from international and local sources for students in South Africa. International scholarships, grants, and loans for local studies is very hard to secure. The great majority of students seeking financial assistance need to search for  financial assistance from local government, or from local businesses, organizations, and foundations. Students should take take note that scholarships or aid from international sources may only be available to graduate students, students from a specific ethnic group, or students who have chosen a specific course of study. Financial aid and scholarships from these organizations are very competitive, so you need to start your search early.

Even though funding for local studies from international sources is difficult, listed below are few organization that do offer financial aid.

Eduloan –

Oxford University (post graduate) –

Harvard Graduate School of Education –

HCI Foundation (various) –

Africa Foundation –

CSIR (science) –

South Africa Geomatics Institute (Geomatics, Surveying, Cartography) –

Medical Research Council of South Africa (medical) –

The Bursary Institute of South Africa –

SAFCOL and Komatiland Forests (various) –

Merseta (engineering) –

Harmony (mining industry) –

Monash University (various) –

AngloAmerican –

National Research Foundation (Bursaries, scholarships and fellowships) –

Sasol (engineering, science, commerce)-

South African Breweries Ltd –

Masakhi’ iSizwe Centre of Excellence (Transport, Engineering and the Built Environment) –

Career Wise (various) –

Zawadi Africa Education Fund –

The Funza Lushaka Bursary (teaching) –


NOTE: My Dream Course does not offer any bursaries.  Please direct all inquiries to the individual organization and companies listed above. We encourage you  to follow and adhere to their deadlines for applications.


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