Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa 2020 | Fully Funded

Applications are invited from citizens of (or refugees in) Commonwealth countries for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa 2020. The deadline for submission of applications for the scholarship is 26th June, 2019.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa



Join more than 35,000 individuals who have benefitted from the life-changing opportunities a Commonwealth Scholarship offers and contribute to the development of the future Commonwealth. 4 Scholarships are available in South Africa, starting in January-February 2020.

Scholarships are on offer in South Africa in the following subject areas:

  • Medicine, health and life sciences 
  • Physical sciences, engineering and mathematics 
  • Social sciences 
  • Arts and humanities 

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa : Participating Universities.

The following universities are participating:

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Johannesburg (UJ)
  • North West University (NWU)
  • University of Pretoria (UP)
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University (SU)
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Venda
  • University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa Eligibility.

  • You must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level (or that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate course)

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships Benefits.

  • A life-changing opportunity for cultural exchange and academic collaboration, studying in unique environments across the globe
  • Awards are for two-year Master’s degrees and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • Award allowances include:
    • Fully-funded tuition fees
    • Living expenses (stipend) for duration of award
    • Return economy flight
    • One-off arrival allowance
    • Research support grant (on request)

How to Apply for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa.

Applications are open until Wednesday 26 June, 2019 and must be completed online. Please follow the below steps to complete your application. 

  • Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:
    • High school certificate
    • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
    • Two references – preferably academic
    • Scan of passport or national ID card
    • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • Complete a QECS application online
  • Submit a separate application for admission to your chosen course. For NWU, UP, Rhodes, SU and Wits you will need to submit an application for university admission at the same time as for scholarship

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