Applications are invited from South African nationals to apply for the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies abroad in any field at any international university of their choice.

FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship for Postgraduate Students (Fully-funded)

The scholarship opportunity for South African citizens is incredibly generous, offering up to R1.5 million for a Master’s degree and up to R2 million for a PhD. The financial support provided by the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship empowers South African students to pursue postgraduate studies outside of South Africa in a wide range of disciplines.


See Also: Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme for South Africans 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be South African Citizen
  • Preference will be given to candidates under the age of 35
  • Applicants with leadership qualities
  • Applicants with strength of character
  • Community involvement and
  • Potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.
  • Candidates who are currently, or have been, studying overseas for degree purposes will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • All candidates are expected to make sure they return to South Africa for at least five (5) years after completing their studies.

Also Apply: Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary Programme (MBSA) 2024


Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: The application process for FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship is done online by registering an account and login to apply.

What sets the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship apart from many others is the personal involvement of Laurie Dippenaar in both the selection process and the ongoing progress of the recipients.


Application Deadline: March 07, 2024

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