The UCT GSB is committed to ensuring that a world-class business education is accessible to a diverse pool of future leaders.

High potential individuals, who may have the talent to create much-needed significant transformative impact on business and society on the African continent, are too often dissuaded from pursuing their business education goals due to financial constraints.

As such, the GSB is committed to making funding and scholarship opportunities available to talented, motivated and deserving individuals who meet the entrance criteria for our academic programmes.

**PLEASE NOTE – All scholarship applicants MUST first have begun the application process for their academic programme of choice.

The application deadline for 2021 awards is 31 October 2020 

To be eligible for a UCT GSB Scholarship, please first start your programme application.


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The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has scholarship funding available and is offering talented young South Africans and African citizens an opportunity to join its top-ranked academic programmes. Fully or partially funded scholarships are available.

Candidates must meet the admission criteria for their respective programme and be accepted into the programme in order to receive the scholarship.


The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Bertha Foundation awards scholarships to nurture a new generation of social innovators and promote entrepreneurial solutions to help solve some of the urgent social and environmental problems of our time. To date the Centre has awarded over ZAR 7 million in funding to more than 60 students from across the African continent.

Candidates must meet the admission criteria for their respective programme and be accepted into the programme in order to receive the scholarship.

  • Limited funding is available for PhD students from the UCT Postgraduate Funding Office. Please refer to the UCT website for more information. South African citizens can approach any major bank as all the major banks can arrange study loans at a reasonable interest rate. You may need a guarantor if you are studying full time.
  • South African citizens can also approach EduLoan for a study loan
  • US and Canadian citizens may be eligible for their governments' funding programmes.
  • Citizens of other countries should approach banks or loan institutions in their own countries as a first point of call. Alternatively, please see the "Helpful websites if you're searching for International or Local Scholarships" section on the UCT website.
  • Prodigy Finance offers loans to international students to study at the world's top business schools, including the UCT Graduate School of Business. Click here for more information.
  • Feenix crowd funding, powered by Standard Bank, is a platform for donors to sponsor tuition fees.

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