International Scholarships For South Africans 2022

International scholarships for South African Students. In this post, I will show you the full list of ongoing international scholarship opportunities for South Africans. It consists of scholarships for undergraduates and post graduates.

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List of International Scholarships For South African Students 2022

Check out the list below and apply for the one you are eligible for.

1. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Graduate scholarships offered by the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) are available to women and men from developing countries who have relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts and who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related subject.

SEE ALSO: SANRAL High School Scholarships for South Africa

Application opening and closing dates: Application starts from 17th January, 2022 to 28th February, 2022


The applicant must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:

  • You must be a citizen of one of the World Bank’s member countries on this list.

In addition, you may not possess dual citizenship with any industrialized country.

  • Be in good physical and mental health.

Maintain a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree that was earned at least three years prior to the Application Deadline deadline.

  • Have at least three years of recent development-related work experience following graduation from a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree program; and
  • To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be employed in development-related work in a paid full-time employment at the time of application submission. Holding a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) with at least three years of paid development-related experience, all of which must have occurred within the last six years of the application deadline.
  • Be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens, or be admitted on or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date. It is necessary to upload your letter of admission prior to submitting your application.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group, or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption, with the term “close relative” defined as: mother, father, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. • Not be a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption, with the term “close relative” defined as: mother,

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SEE ALSO: Harvard University Scholarship for South African Students (HSAFP)

2. Türkiye Scholarships for International Students

Türkiye Scholarships are a government-funded, competitive scholarship program that awards scholarships to deserving students who wish to pursue a full-time or short-term program at one of Turkey’s premier institutions of higher learning. Applications will be accepted from students wishing to pursue degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels.

Application is between 10 January – 20 February 2022.


Minimum Academic Criteria:

  • Minimum academic achievement for Bachelor’s degree applicants: 70%
  • Minimum academic achievement for Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants: 75%
  • Minimum academic achievement for Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) applicants: 90%

Age Criteria:

  • To be under the age of 21 for Undergraduate programs
  • To be under the age of 30 for Master’s programs
  • To be under the age of 35 for Doctorate programs
  • To be under the age of 45 for Research Scholarships

Eligible Groups:

  • Citizens of all countries
  • Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before August 2022
  • Researchers and academicians

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3. JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students

Exceptional applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance and who are accepted into the Master of Science in Sustainability Program at the United Nations University – Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability are eligible to apply for the Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship (UNU-IAS).

Application deadline is 21 February 2022 (23:59 Japan Standard Time).


In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Sustainability program, applicants must meet the prerequisites listed below by the application deadline.

  • A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a field linked to sustainability from a recognized university or institution of higher education (those who plan to acquire a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent before the entrance period of September 2022 are also eligible to apply);
  • A bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (equal to 70 percent on a 100 percent scale);
  • Proficiency in the English language. To be eligible for employment at UNU-IAS, you must have a minimum score of 600 in the TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT), 100 in the TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT), and 7.0 in the IELTS – Academic format.

The following are the prerequisites for becoming eligible for the scholarships:

  • Applications must come from individuals who are citizens of underdeveloped countries* and who can establish a need for financial assistance.
  • Ineligible for the scholarship are applicants who are currently residing in Japan on a working visa. • Applicants who are currently living abroad are not eligible for the award.
  • Ineligible for the scholarship include applicants who wish to pursue a second master’s degree at UNU-IAS, as well as those who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in a related field.

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4. Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students

The Flemish Ministry of Education grants scholarships for master’s programs in Flanders and Brussels to deserving students from all over the world who have demonstrated academic excellence. The program’s goal is to raise awareness of Flanders and Brussels as a premier study location.

Application is between 1 February, to 6 April 2022.


It is intended that the candidate enroll in a Master’s degree program at a higher education institution in Flanders (hence referred to as the ‘Flemish host institution’).

In order to be considered, the applicant must have a high level of academic performance and/or promise. An overall grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 is achieved by the student.

  • The student possesses a strong command of the English linguistic tradition (please check the official website for the specific requirements)
  • If a student is offered admission to a host university, he or she will be eligible to earn the scholarship. This criterion is applicable even if the decision to admit the student is made by the Host school after the student has been selected for the Master Mind Scholarships program.
  • The applicant can only be nominated by one Flemish higher education institution at a time, unless otherwise specified. If an applicant is preselected by more than one Flemish higher education institution, he or she must choose one Flemish higher education institution to which to submit his or her application through the Mobility Online tool in order to be considered.
  • Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply. Previously obtained degrees from higher education institutions located outside of Flanders are required to be listed on the application.
  • The application process is not open to students who are already enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution.

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5. University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

The Education Revolution is being led by the University of the People. It is the world’s first online university that is tuition-free, non-profit, and accredited by the American Council on Education. With a ground-breaking online learning approach with instructors drawn from the world’s most illustrious academic volunteers, UoPeople provides students with the option to obtain a high-quality and extremely useful American degree online.

Associate and bachelor’s degree programs are available in business administration, computer science, and health science. An MBA program is also available through the university.

Recently, the University of the People (UoPeople) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) have launched a tuition-free, online Master of Education (M.Ed.).

he next deadline is 17 March 2022 with early application deadline of 24 February 2022 


UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University.

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6. University of Twente Scholarships (UTS)

University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

The deadline for Round 1 applications which opens on 15 October 2021 is 1 February 2022 while the deadline for Round 2 applications which opens on 1 February 2022 is 1 May 2022.


Candidates who wish to be considered for a UTS must meet all of the standards listed below:

  • It is necessary to submit an application for a University of Twente scholarship in addition to the application for course enrollment at the university. You must first obtain an entrance letter, regardless of whether or not you have money.
  • The following UT Master programs will begin in the academic year 2022/2023 if you have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying programs (September). Please keep in mind that it could take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results of your application once it has been completed.
  • You must have a student identification number.
  • You have not completed a graduate program at the University of Texas;
  • You meet all of the requirements for obtaining an entry visa to the Netherlands (if one is required);
  • You meet the requirements for the general English language proficiency test. 6.5 on the academic IELTS scale (90 on the TOEFL iBT) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking abilities are required.
  • You are ineligible for a Dutch student loan at this time.
  • The University Twente Scholarship is a merit-based award given to outstanding students. Typically, this indicates that you are among the top 5 to 10 percent of your class in terms of academic achievement.

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7. Bristol University Think Big Scholarships

To encourage the smartest and greatest overseas students to attend the University of Bristol, Bristol University is investing £500,000 over three years. The Think Big Undergraduate Scholarships and the Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships are available for courses beginning in the fall of 2022, respectively.

Deadline: The deadline for undergraduate scholarships is March 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) (UK time). There will be two rounds of applications for postgraduate scholarships: the first phase will take place on March 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. UK time, and the second round will take place on June 13, 2022, at 10 a.m. UK time (Round 2).


You can apply for a Think Big Scholarship if you:

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • have applied to start any full-time Undergraduate programme, excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science or any one-year, full-time Postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol in September 2022.

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8. University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships

With the support of various sponsors, the Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva launched an Excellence Fellowship Program to encourage outstanding and highly motivated applicants who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in any of the areas covered by its faculty.

Application opens in January and closes on 15 March 2022.


This program is for you regardless of your home university, whether you have completed or are currently completing a superb bachelor’s degree, and whether or not you are one of the top students in your class. The Excellence Fellowship is awarded to those who meet the admissions requirements of their chosen Master’s program and are selected on the basis of their application file.

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9. Radboud Scholarship Programme for International Students

To encourage talented potential non-EEA students to pursue a Master’s degree in English at Radboud University, the Radboud Scholarship Programme provides them with the opportunity to obtain a scholarship to cover the whole cost of their tuition and fees.

You must have completed your application for admission via the OSIRIS online application system before 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST.


You will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if you:

  1. hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  2. are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
  3. have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands
  4. have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting 1 September 2022 as stated in the formal letter of admission
  5. are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
  6. are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded.

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10. Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships

In order to contribute to the development of their home country while studying for a Master’s degree at the University of Nottingham, overseas students from Africa, India, or one of the approved Commonwealth countries should apply for the Developing Solutions Scholarship Programme.

The deadline is Friday, 20 May 2022 (midnight, UK time).


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be based in Africa, India, or one of the Commonwealth countries that have been selected (listed above)
  • be classified as an international student for the purposes of charging tuition fees
  • have been offered a place to begin a full-time masters program (including MRes) at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom in October 2022 in one of the following departments: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, or Faculty of Social Sciences

You cannot be a current student or graduate of the University of Nottingham, or have already studied outside of your own country. The applicants with no previous study experience outside of their home country will be given first consideration. Students who are currently enrolled in a course in the United Kingdom are ineligible to apply.

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