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Bursaries and Awards

Opportunities and closing dates are added to the site throughout the year. Please check this page or follow us on social media to keep up to date.

Postgraduate Funding Portal

Search and apply for postgraduate funding opportunities on the University of the Witwatersrand’s Postgraduate Funding Portal, with a database of scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities available to Wits postgraduate students

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme 

Fully funded scholarships for Master’s and PhD degrees in Sub-Saharan Africa for Sub-Saharan African citizens. Deadline: 11 July. Visit the website here for more information. Further enquiries: 

National Research Foundation (NRF) scholarships for masters and doctoral studies

Please visit the NRF's website for more information. Note that closing dates for scholarship for 2024 have been extended to 18 July 2023.

LGSETA Bursary funding window for unemployed learners for 2023/2024

The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) invites applications from students interested in the local government to apply for the discretionary grants bursary first funding window. South African students and those with permanent residence status can apply. Apply by 8 November 2023. Please review the following documentation for more information: