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Rhodes University Student Funding: Bursaries, Loans and Scholarships 2021


Hi, are you a student at Rhodes University (RU) and finding it hard to pay your tuition fees? Then RU Student Funding that includes both RU Bursaries and Loan is here to assist you financially.

In this article, you will explore so many kinds of student funding including undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters, Doctorate RU Student Funding bursaries, and the Student Loan.

Rhodes University Student Funding


Rhodes University Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

Below are some bursaries available for RU students:


HCI Foundation Bursaries 2021:

The HCI Foundation offers bursaries for Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas.

South African citizens, refugees and asylum seekers who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Current HCI Foundation bursary recipients who are still studying at their respective institutions throughout South Africa.
  • New applicants at the level of Honours and Postgraduate Diploma who will be studying at the selected institutions.
  • Studying at a public university.
  • With a gross family income of less than R37 500 per month.
  • Age 35 years or under on 30 November 2020.

NB: We do not fund part-time, distance-learning or students studying at TVET colleges.

The link to apply: Click here

Closing date:  30 November 2020


(The system will close for applications at midnight on 30 November 2020)

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) award full-degree EU-funded scholarships to Master students from around the world covering tuition, travel, and a living allowance. The programmes last from one to two years during which students study in at least two different European countries. Upon graduation, they are awarded a joint or double degree or multiple degrees.

Students can apply to these programmes even if the university where they studied is not involved in any of them. They can see the available programmes in the EMJMD Catalogue and apply directly to the programme coordinator: Click Here

Each programme offers some 15-20 scholarships per year, plus a number of additional scholarships for students from ACP countries.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) award full-degree EU-funded scholarships to Master students from around the world covering tuition, travel and living costs. So far, 900 students from ACP countries have been awarded Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

Institutions from ACP countries can also be part of the consortia that deliver these programmes, as Full Partners, which means they officially award degrees, or as Associated Partners, where they participate in the programme in some kind of capacity, but do not award the actual joint degree.

ACP partners

From 2014 to 2019, there were 100 instances of participation by institutions from the ACP region (96 from Africa and 4 from the Caribbean) were involved in 37 of the 204 selected EMJMDs.

Of these, 91 were acting as associated partners in 35 of the EMJMDs. Eight ACP universities – from Uganda (2), Burkina Fso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Sudan and Senegal take part as as full partners in six of the projects.

Relevant supporting documents:

Rhodes University Student Funding: Loans 2021

Bank Loan: Various Banks In South Africa offer loans to undergraduates, Postgraduates, and other qualifications.

Fundi Loan: Fundi offers student loans to fund their studies. Visit their website for more info and how to apply

Rhodes University Student Funding: Scholarships

Babette Taute Honours Scholarships 2021

The late Babette Taute left the major part of her estate to establish a bursary trust for students of English at South African universities.

Applicants must be South African citizens or have Permanent Resident status in South Africa.

A number of Honours scholarships of R75 000 each will be available for full time students in a one-year Honours programme.

Students of any branch of English language and literature study, including applied language studies, are eligible for the scholarships.

Awards are made on merit, broadly interpreted. A fine academic record is a requirement for an award. However, the trustees are also interested in other indices of merit. These might include leadership in cultural or social areas, quality of writing and publications, and excellence as a teacher of English or a translator.

Babette Taute Scholarship holders may accept other awards, provided that the total value of awards held does not exceed R120 000. The Babette Taute Scholarship may be reduced in value to bring it in line with this requirement.

Call for ALC Scholarship applications – 2021

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) the CSIR National Laser Centre (NLC) herewith invite applications for the African Laser Centre (ALC) scholarship support program for 2021.

Announcement of Call 2021 ALC Scholarships

ALC Application form 2021

Student annual progress report template

The following documents are attached for your information and convenience:

  1. Call announcement for the ALC scholarship 2021 program.
  2. Application form for ALC Scholarships in 2021.
  3. Template for the ALC Scholarship Annual Progress Report for 2020.

Please note that the call closes on Friday 23 October 2020. No late submissions will be considered.

Please note that existing scholarship holders needs to submit a Annual Progress report as well as a ALC Scholarship continuation application. No continuation funding will be allocated if a continuation application is not received.

Funding allocations will be made subject to funding support received from the DSI.

All submissions must be made electronically to nlcrentalpool@csir.co.za

For more information, please contact: Hardus Greyling  hgreyling@csir.co.za or Thomas du Plooy tiduplooy@csir.co.za 

QECS Scholarship

Only full-time Postgraduate Masters based at Rhodes University in Grahamstown are eligible for this scholarship.

The following Masters are available:

  • MA (Humanities Faculty)
  • MCOM (Commerce Faculty)
  • MSc (Science Faculty)
  • MPHA (Pharmacy Faculty)

Please note that the course title included in the application form must match the course listed on the Rhodes University website in order to be considered.


  • To apply you must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level.
  • Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions – please read further here.

How to apply for a QECS at Rhodes University
Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:

  • High school certificate.
  • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate) Two references preferably academic Scan of passport or national ID card Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.

You apply for a QECS at Rhodes University by completing an application form online – here

Closing Date: CLOSED

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