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MBA bursaries and scholarships
Bursaries and sponsorships are limited in the South African context. The majority of students are funded by their employers or are self-funded. That said, below follows available funding opportunities:

Henley Business School

Click here for further information.

Milpark Education

Milpark Education offers a limited number of bursaries to prospective students. More information on

Nelson Mandela University Business School

Bursaries and Scholarships availability and options form part of the Financial Aid department mandate. For bursary and scholarship options, please visit:

NWU Business School


The NWU Business School is inviting students who qualify or have already qualified (and enrolled) for part-time MBA studies to apply for an annual bursary, to be awarded (early) in the 2016 academic year. Successful candidates will only receive a certain percentage of their study fees for the year, and the candidates will be responsible for the rest of the fees payable to the NWU.

Please note:

This invitation only applies to individuals who have registered for the NWU Business School’s executive MBA (part-time) and are employed. Correspondence will be confidential and limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any correspondence by the end of January 2016, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Successful applications will be expected to sign a bursary contract.

The bursary application form is available on the NWU Business School’s Website:

Or at the Bursary division assistant’s office of the NWU Business School:
Room 304, Economic and Management Sciences Building (E3).

Regenesys Business School

We do not currently offer bursaries or scholarships but are the only business school in South Africa to be accredited to be a credit provider. Our loans and processing department will assist you in applying for a student loan. The Regenesys Foundation also offers the Free Business Education programme, which allows students access to our accredited qualifications at no cost -

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

The GSB has allocated scholarship funds for potential GSB students. Contact the Admissions department for more information.

Terms and Conditions apply.

University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership

Each year, the SBL will award 10 scholarships towards the MBL and DBL degrees. About 50 percent will be allocated to black female students, 30 percent to black male students, 15 percent to Indian and coloured students and 5 percent to white students. Visit for further information.

University of Stellenbosch Business School

USB’s Bursary Scheme provides partial bursaries and financial assistance to a number of deserving students who have been admitted to the MBA programme.

For more details on how to apply for bursaries, contact Marie Willows on 021 918 4243 or at The closing date for bursary applications is 30 November each year.

Only students who have been accepted onto the MBA may apply for a bursary.

  • The bursaries will be awarded to a full-time MBA.
  • All the bursaries will be awarded on academic merit.
  • Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups (in the case of South Africans) will be given preference.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of financial need and not be recipients of any other form of study sponsorship (e.g. from their companies).
  • Further terms and conditions apply to each bursary.
  • Every application will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Other bursaries
The National Research Foundation offers bursaries.

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