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Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) South Africa 2023

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master's degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth country.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face - both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

About Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The ACU is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education. We believe that international collaboration is central to this ambition. By bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them ? we help to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives. We champion higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting our members, partners, and stakeholders. ... continue reading

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ACU South Africa

Application Deadline24 May 2023
Country to studySouth Africa
School to studyStellenbosch University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Pretoria
TypeMasters
Course to studyView courses
SponsorAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of ACU South Africa

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to host country
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)

ACU South Africa Courses


Requirements for ACU South Africa Qualification

Stellenbosch University

  • MSc Pharmacology
  • MSc Process Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

University entry requirements

Candidates eligible to apply for a Master’s degree in the Department of Process Engineering include graduates with a four-year undergraduate degree leading to a professional qualification such as BEng and BSc Eng, or graduates with a BSc Honours degree in one of the following fields: computer science, mathematics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biological sciences or physics.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Please note that applicants to South Africa will need to complete a SAQA equivalence to be considered for a scholarship as this is required by the South African institutions.

Contact: [email protected]

Tshwane University of Technology

University entry requirements

Refer to the Tshwane University of Technology website

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Please note that applicants to South Africa will need to complete a SAQA equivalence to be considered for a scholarship as this is required by the South African institutions.

Contact: [email protected]

University of Pretoria

University entry requirements

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Please note that applicants to South Africa will need to complete a SAQA equivalence to be considered for a scholarship as this is required by the South African institutions.

Contact: [email protected]

Application Deadline

May 24, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) on crm.acu.ac.uk to apply

Before submitting an application please review the current available courses, destinations and entry requirements for each university listed below.  We strongly advise applicants?to read all of the application guidance and FAQs carefully before starting an application.

For more details visit: ACU website.

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