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 – http://www.eduloan.co.za/
Oxford University (post graduate) – http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/search/
Harvard Graduate School of Education – http://www.gse.harvard.edu/admissions/financial_aid/international/funding.html
HCI Foundation (various) – http://www.hcifoundation.co.za/bursary/
Africa Foundation – http://africafoundation.org/projects/education
CSIR (science) – http://www.csir.co.za/recruitment/csirburse.php
South Africa Geomatics Institute (Geomatics, Surveying, Cartography) – http://www.sagi.co.za/bursaries.php
Medical Research Council of South Africa (medical) – http://www.mrc.ac.za/funding/funding.htm
The Bursary Institute of South Africa – http://www.tbisa.co.za/
SAFCOL and Komatiland Forests (various) – http://www.safcol.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=25
Merseta (engineering) – http://www.mersetabursaries.co.za/
Harmony (mining industry) – http://www.harmony.co.za/job-seekers/bursaries
Monash University (various) – http://www.monash.ac.za/study/scholarships-bursaries/monash-south-africa-bursary.html
AngloAmerican – http://www.angloamerican.com/careers/graduates
National Research Foundation (Bursaries, scholarships and fellowships) – http://www.nrf.ac.za/students.php
Sasol (engineering, science, commerce)- http://www.sasolbursaries.com/sasol_internet/frontend/bursary/bsr_index.jsp
South African Breweries Ltd – http://www.sab.co.za/sablimited/content/en/sab-bursars
Masakhi’ iSizwe Centre of Excellence (Transport, Engineering and the Built Environment) – http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/directories/services/27438/141473#whichbursary
Career Wise (various) – http://www.careerwise.co.za
Zawadi Africa Education Fund – http://zawadiafrica.org/wp/
The Funza Lushaka Bursary (teaching) – http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/
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.