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

Call open for PhD scholarships for academic staff tenable in the UK 2018

Call open for PhD scholarships for academic staff tenable in the UK 2018

All nominated candidates should hold full-time university teaching posts at our institution at the time of their application, to which they intend to return following any scholarship. Full details of the scholarship is available on the website and in attached document.


  • Candidates must hold, or expect to hold by October 2018, a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard or a second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (normally a Master’s degree).
  • Candidates must be able to take up their awards at the commencement of the academic year in September/October 2018, deferments are granted in only the most exceptional circumstances, and will not be considered for start dates beyond January 2019.
  • From 2018, all Commonwealth Scholarships will be offered under six themes:

1. Science and technology for development

2. Strengthening health systems and capacity

3. Promoting global prosperity

4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance

5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises

6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

  • Commonwealth Scholarships are aimed at individuals who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. From 2018, every applicant will be required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK. No candidate with the independent means to study in the UK should be nominated to the CSC
  • All PhD candidates must provide a supporting statement from a named supervisor from at least one of the UK universities to which they are applying. If a supporting statement is not provided for their first choice university, the CSC reserves the right to place the candidate at another institution for which they have a supporting statement.

How to apply:

  • Choose STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY as the nominating agency.

The closing date:

  • All applications, including full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications, must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 22 February 2018. You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the EAS will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Click here for terms and conditions.

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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