Ad Hoc Bursaries and Scholarships

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2018 Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa

2018 Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa

The Universities of the Coimbra Group is offering short-term visits (generally 1 to maximum 3 months) to young African researchers from higher education institutions from Sub-Saharan Africa. The main aim of this scholarship programme is to enable scholars to undertake research in which they are engaged in their home institution and to help them to establish academic and research contacts. The scholarships are financially supported by the Coimbra Group member universities participating in this programme, while the Coimbra Group Office is in charge of the administrative management of the applications.

Please read the eligibility criteria and submit your application via this link:

Deadline: 16 March 2018

Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) grant

Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) grant

The “Initiative Southern Africa” (INISA) offers a grant for students from Universities and other tertiary education institutions in countries of the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and invites applications.

The INISA grant covers 75% of tuition fees and related costs (e.g. books and other study material; residence fees etc.) for the academic year of 2018 up to a maximum amount of Euro 3000 (or the equivalent in local currency).

The applicant should

  • hold the nationality of one of the SADC countries;
  • study full time at a University or other tertiary education institution in one of the SADC countries;
  • be in the second or third year of his or her undergraduate studies, i.e. s/he has successfully completed at least one year of studies and has successfully reregistered for further courses in the next academic year (Please note: the INISA Student Grant is not applicable to postgraduate studies such as Honours, Masters or PhD programs).

The grant is open to students of all subjects, but we encourage applications by science, engineering, economics and medical students.

Closing date: Thursday, 5 April 2018.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

Intern: European Union Delegation to Namibia

Intern: European Union Delegation to Namibia

The European Union Delegation to Namibia is looking for an Intern in the Political, Press and Information Section

 The selected person will be responsible for administrative and technical support to the Head of Section and Press & Information Officer. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of Daily & Weekly Press Reviews, doing research on topics or themes as identified by the Section, Support the preparation of Visibility Events, carry out administrative tasks ranging from drafting letters to preparing blotters to make commitments and following up on payments.  Other tasks include preparing posts for the Delegation's Facebook Page, Twitter and the Website, support preparations for Europe Day and Cultural Events, such as the Eunic Music Festival scheduled to take place in 2018.  S/he will report to the Head of the Political, Press & Information Section.

It is full time office work for a period of six months, in a multicultural environment during regular business hours and may during certain times (e.g. Europe Day) require working overtime. Place of employment is Windhoek (Namibia). The successful candidate may as part of their work have an opportunity to travel when there are project visits and visibility events take place.


Candidates should be in possession of a University degree or equivalent diploma/certificate in the field of Political Science, Social Science, Law, Economics, Development Cooperation, Finance or a related field. Candidates do not need previous experience, however job related experience in performing duties similar to those mentioned in the job description or working for an embassy or international organization before is an advantage.

Candidates should have a good command of English (written and spoken).

Closing date: 28 February 2018 – 24h00 (Namibian time)

More information here. Job description here

Ireland: Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2018

Ireland: Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2018

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Canon Collins Trust invites applications for scholarships for one-year Master's degree study in Ireland commencing in September 2018.

Scholarships are available for studies in the following fields:

The fellowship programme has two strands:

A) 13 annual awards for postgraduate study in:

1. Business Management

Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
Management and Business

2. Agriculture, Food Science & Nutrition

Agriculture, Climate Change, Rural Development and Sustainability
Food Security and Applied Sciences

3. Public Administration

Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
Public Health and Global Health

Please click here for a full list of courses you can study under this strand.

B) One annual award will be made for a fellowship in:

Human Rights Law (LLM in Law) at Trinity College Dublin. This will be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).

Please click here for a description of the course you can study on this fellowship.


Applicants must:

• be a South African citizen holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit
• have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland 
• be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above listed subject areas
• be able to take up fellowship in the academic year 2017/2018
• Not have already applied for a course at an institution in Ireland - if you have already been admitted to a university you are not eligible
• Please note applicants already in possession of a Master's degree are not eligible

Please read the application guidelines carefully before applying.

Click here for more information.

Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship

Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship

To encourage the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level, for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the African Union Commission is offering a Call for Scholarship Applications (For Female Applicants Only).

The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2007 with the aim of contributing to the production and retention of high caliber African human capital for sustainable development of the continent in critical development areas, while promoting regional integration through intra-Africa mobility of students. The Scholarship Scheme is intended to enable young Africans to study in reputable African Universities with a binding agreement that beneficiaries will work in any African country for at least the same duration of scholarship period after graduation.

Click here for eligibility criteria and to apply.  

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