The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), in partnership with the Russian Government invite South African students to apply for its Russian Government Scholarships to study at Russian institutions for 2017/18 academic year.

Russian Government Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate (Bachelors) or postgraduate (Masters or PhD) programmes. South African students to study at Russian institutions for the 2017/18 academic year. Russian Government Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate (Bachelors) or postgraduate (Masters or PhD) programmes.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is committed to increasing access to -post-school education and training opportunities, including skills development. DHET aims to make the skills development system more effective and more efficient. The DHET seeks to increase access to quality, relevant education that will benefit economic expansion as well as an inclusive growth path with every South African being able to effectively participate in the economy.

These scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate (Bachelors) or postgraduate (Masters or PhD) studies. Preference is given to postgraduate applications. These scholarships are awarded in any field but priority will be given to applications for postgraduate studies, previously disadvantaged applicants and applicants in the following fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • Climate change
  • Economics and management
  • Engineering sciences
  • Maritime studies
  • Natural and physical sciences
  • Nuclear and renewable energy
  • Space science and technology

Worth of Award

  • The Russian Government provides the tuition and basic monthly allowance.
  • The South African Government will provide one return economy airfare, monthly living allowance and annual medical insurance (subject to the availability of funds).
  • Scholarship can be taken in Russia

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following area for these scholarships:

  • South African citizens in good health with a strong academic record.
  • Available to study in Russia from September 2017
  • Demonstrated interest in Russia and commitment to the development of South Africa.
  • Applicants must have a minimum average of 60%
  • All students must meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into a similar programme at a South African university.
  • South African students are eligible.
  •  Applicants of South Africa can apply for these scholarships.

 

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via email.

  • The application process is two-fold:
  • Complete the DHET application form and email it with all supporting documents to International scholarships at dhet.gov.za by 01 April 2017.
  • Shortlisted candidate will be required to complete the Russian Scholarship application online at www.russia.study and submit a completed medical examination form (medical tests to be done at applicant’s own cost). Only candidates who are notified that they are shortlisted need to complete the online application and undergo a medical test.

Deadline: The application deadline is April 1, 2017.

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