University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

There are a limited number of scholarships/ bursaries available for MBA full time and modular students. Please note that a confirmed place on the programme is a precondition for all funding.

  • Bertha Centre MBA Scholarships were created in 2011 to nurture a new generation of social innovators, and to explore entrepreneurial solutions to help solve some of the urgent social and environmental problems of our time. These bursaries are open to both South African and African students each year. You can find out more information and apply for the scholarship on the Bertha Centre page.
  • Business Women’s Association for South African women with the desire to succeed as corporate managers and the ability to equip themselves appropriately – for more information, please contact the BWA directly as this is administrated by the BWA
  • Molteno Brothers’ Trust Scholarship for South African MBA students
    with an agricultural/economics background and the stated intention of working in the agricultural sector. Up to 75% of fees are paid with one student per year benefitting.
  • The Sainsbury Trust Fellowship for South Africans from previously
    disadvantaged backgrounds who are qualified engineers or scientists and intend to a) continue to work in South Africa and b) continue to work in the engineering sector. Between 5-10 full or partial scholarships are awarded annually.

Molteno Brothers’ Trust Scholarship and Sainsbury Trust Fellowship bursary applicants are required to complete and submit the following Funding Application Form (

  • Limited funding is available for Ph.D students from the UCT Postgraduate Funding Office. Please refer to the UCT website for more information.
  • South African citizens can approach any major bank as all the major banks can arrange study loans at a reasonable interest rate. You may have to have a guarantor if you are studying full time.
  • South African citizens can also approach EduLoan for a study loan
  • US and Canadian citizens may be eligible for their Governments’ funding programmes.
  • Other citizens should approach banks or loan institutions in their own countries as a first point of call. Alternatively, please see the “Helpful websites if you’re searching for International or Local Scholarships” section on the UCT website.

Source: bursaries2016

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