Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2018/2019

These Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by member universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth.

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2018/2019
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2018/2019

The scheme, which will be expanded from 2019 and become known as the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships, is majority funded through the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) endowment fund.

The scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country.

The scholarships

The scholarships are fully-funded, providing full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance).
They are for Master’s courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.

Scholarships are tenable at:

North-West University
Rhodes University
Stellenbosch University
University of Cape Town
University of Johannesburg
University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of Pretoria
University of South Africa


Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa
Applicants must hold an Honours degree or a four-year degree, equivalent to NQF 8 on the South African National Qualifications Framework, and with an average mark of at least 70%, and meet the minimum entry criteria of the proposed course of study
Applicants must not be a current DHET-supported scholarship recipient
Applicants must have applied for the identified study programme at the chosen university in South Africa on a full-time basis
Applicants’ academic background should be aligned to the proposed field of study

The scholarships

Four scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2019
The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)

Application Deadline: 13 July 2018

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