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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 Business School

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:

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 -

Tshwane School for Business and Society

The University does not include the MBA programme in their Bursary and Scholarship Support. A remarkable amount of MBA students study with financial support provided by their employers.

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 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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