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Postgraduate scholarships for South Africans to study in the UK

The UK’s flagship scholarship scheme, Chevening, offers opportunities for fully-funded postgraduate study in UK universities.

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The Chevening programme is now in its 33rd year, and to date, almost 700 South Africans have been through the programme and are now contributing to South Africa’s development in different spheres.

In the 2015/16 academic year, scholarship places tripled to more than 1,500 opportunities globally. 40 of these places are given to South Africans.

Common subject areas include: economics and finance, human rights, law, management, international relations, good governance, media studies and journalism, development studies, public administration, environmental studies, computer and information technology, engineering, energy-related fields, and political science.

Chevening Scholars have to commit to return to South Africa after completing their studies in the UK.

The new round of applications for the academic year 2016/2017 will be opening soon, and  there are likely to be up to 50 places for South Africa. This is according to the British High Commissioner to South Africa’s speech at Africa Renaissance 2016.

The UK is further part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.

Awards to study in the UK are jointly funded by the UK Government and UK universities and in 2015 alone, 34 awards and 1 fellowship were awarded to South Africans.

Applications for Commonwealth Scholarships 2016 are now open and will be so until 18th of November.

There are also a range of smaller UK-funded scholarships, such as the Queen’s Young Leaders Award, which was launched as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013.

Winners of this prestigious Award receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK, during which they collect their Award from Her Majesty the Queen.

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Potatoes South Africa Bursary Scheme

The Potato Industry Development Trust, through Potatoes South Africa, provides bursaries to diploma, undergraduate and post graduate students studying agriculture at a tertiary institution in South Africa. The primary goals for providing these bursaries are as follows:

Diploma and undergraduate studies

To provide talented young students the opportunity to develop their skills and thereby enhance the
technical capacity of these enterprises.
To provide other deserving students who wish to enter the agricultural industry the opportunity to
obtain an appropriate qualification and develop technical skills to find employment in the industry.
Postgraduate studies

To make a contribution towards ensuring that well qualified scientists are developed to address the research needs of the potato industry.
To increase the potato industry’s pool of knowledge.
Who can apply?
Diploma and undergraduate studies

Second year students in the field of agriculture.
Students with excellent academic standing.
South African citizens.
Must provide official proof of registration at a South African tertiary institution.
Postgraduate studies

Honours, Masters and PhD students in the field of agriculture – potatoes. (Masters and PhD students to submit a potato related research proposal.)
Must have excellent academic standing.
South African citizens.
Proof of registration at an appropriate South African university
Conditions of the bursary After completion of the studies the student must work for a potato industry related company, organisation or institution in the Republic of South Africa as approved by the Potato Industry Development Trust equivalent to the period of the bursary.

Opportunities All students are given the opportunities to get to know the potato industry through an annual induction programme that takes place in April. The program includes visits to a fresh produce market, a potato farm, a processing plant and research facilities. Diploma and undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to enhance their skills through an internship (for disciplines requiring practical training and exposure as part of their qualification condition) and a workplace experience program to enhance their employment opportunities.

Application forms
Postgraduate Application Form Download form: www.potatoes.co.za/SiteResources/documents/Postgrad%20Bursary%20Application%202014.pdf
Undergraduate Application Form Download form: www.potatoes.co.za/SiteResources/documents/Undergrad%20Bursary%20Application%202014.pdf

Source: bursaries2016


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