Black students from Southern Africa are invited to apply for the 2014-2015 fully funded master’s and PhD scholarships at Dalhousie University in Canada. The Dalhousie’s Southern African Student Education Project (SASEP) Scholarship offers qualified black Southern Africans an opportunity to study for an internationally accepted graduate degree (Master’s or Doctoral) plus the valuable experience of living in another country.
SASEP provides full scholarship funding to black Southern Africans to pursue graduate degrees so that they may return to Southern Africa to further contribute to the development of their country.
Worth of award

  • Normally, support is provided for two years for a Masters’s degree and up to five years for a Ph.D.
  • This support includes tuition fees, a monthly living allowance; allowances for books, winter clothing, medical insurance and return airfare from Southern Africa..

Eligible Countries

  • Only applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

How to apply

  • Interested students must first consult with the Dalhousie University Graduate Studies website ( to see if they qualify for graduate admission to Dalhousie. The Graduate Calendar, Admissions information, Guidelines and the three-part application form can also be found on this site.
  • Please note that the Graduate Studies Application form is only required to be considered for the SASEP Scholarship, and that those applying will not be responsible for the application fee.
  • Interested students will also need to visit the relevant Faculty and Department websites ( to see if they meet the requirements of the Department in which they wish to study. Many departments require a four-year undergraduate Honours or Master’s degree as prerequisite for graduate study, and may have other admission requirements as well.
  • Completed application forms and accompanying documentation (including academic letters of reference and transcripts) must be placed in an envelope clearly marked “SASEP Scholarship Application” and sent to SASEP Advisory Council, c/o Dr. Gary Kynoch by March 1, 2014.
  • Complete applications from qualified students will then be reviewed by the SASEP Advisory Council as well as relevant academic and administrative

Deadline: Application closes on March 1, 2014 for study starting in September 2014
For more information on SASEP, contact:
Dr. Gary Kynoch,
Dept. of History
Marion McCain Building, Rm 1158
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
Halifax, NS, B3H 4H6 Canada
PO Box 150000
Email: [email protected]
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