FirstRand Foundation
scholarship for international
postgraduate study

The FirstRand Foundation scholarship, to the value of R900 000, is available to previously disadvantaged South African citizens for postgraduate study outside South Africa in any discipline at an international university of their choice.

Applications for the 2021 FirstRand Foundation scholarship for international postgraduate study will open on 16 December 2020 and close Thursday 4 March 2021. APPLY HERE

The successful candidates will have excelled academically in their chosen field and will have been able to demonstrate:

leadership qualities;
strength of character;
community involvement; and
potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.
  • Preference will be given to candidates under the age of 35.
  • Candidates who are currently, or have been studying overseas, will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • Successful candidates are required to return to South Africa for at least five years after completing their studies.