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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Telephone: 0860 UCTGSB (828 472) / Intl: +27 (0)21 406 1911
Fax: +27 (0)21 421 5510
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Postal Address: Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town, South Africa
Bursaries & Scholarships

MBA/MPhil Bursaries

There are a limited number of scholarships/bursaries available for MBA full time and modular students. Please note that a confirmed place on the programme is a precondition for all funding.

  • Bertha Centre MBA and MPhil Scholarships were created to nurture a new generation of social innovators, and to explore entrepreneurial solutions to help solve some of the urgent social and environmental problems of our time. These bursaries are open to both South African and African students each year. You can find out more information and apply for the scholarship on the Bertha Centre page.
  • Business Women's Association for South African women with the desire to succeed as corporate managers and the ability to equip themselves appropriately - for more information, please contact the BWA directly as this is administrated by the BWA
  • MTN Scholarships for the MBA and MPhil programme:
    • The Scholarships are open to all successful MBA applicants who have either set up or have been working in entrepreneurial ventures, or those who plan to after the MBA.
    • A demonstrated track record in the technology, media and telecom sector is advantageous. Scholars will be expected to take an entrepreneurial route in their studies, and contribute to the School's Entrepreneurship or Technology Club.
    • MTN MPhil Scholarships: The scholarships were created to support bold and visionary African mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs who are committed to local innovation and for whom a postgraduate qualification is an essential step in their journey of shaping the future of our continent.
    • The overarching mission of the MTN Scholarship programme is to build exceptional leadership capacity in the technology, media and telecom sector, by providing excellent educational and training opportunities to individual Africans with leadership potential, as well as creating over time a network of next generation TMT leaders across the continent.
    • The Scholarships are open to both South African and African students each year. Find out more information and apply for the scholarship on the MTN Solution Space page.
  • Molteno Brothers' Trust Scholarship for South African MBA students with an agricultural/economics background and the stated intention of working in the agricultural sector. Up to 75% of fees are paid with one student per year benefitting.
  • The Sainsbury Fellowships awarded by the Sainsbury Management Fellows’ Society (SA) for South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who are qualified engineering or science graduates that intend to a) continue to work in South Africa and b) continue to work in the engineering or science sectors or related sectors after completing the MBA programme. Scholarships are either awarded for full-time or modular study and could include full or part funding of the tuition fees. A fully paid for research study to Cambridge University is also available for exceptional candidates that also have a career path mapped with a specific employer in the engineering or science fields.

Molteno Brothers' Trust Scholarship and Sainsbury Trust Fellowship bursary applicants are required to complete and submit the following Funding Application Form.

NRF/DST Scholarship opportunity for Masters students in innovation in South Africa:
For more information download the NRF/DST scholarship brochure here.

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