MMMF Educational Grants in South Africa for Women from Developing Countries

BS/MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 Aug 2015 (annual)
Study in:  South Africa
Next course starts AY 2016

Brief description:

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions.

Host Institution(s):

University of Witwatersrand, University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria, and University of Cape Town in South Africa

Field of study:

Eligible courses offered at participating Universities

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Women students from developing countries currently enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria and University of Cape Town in South Africa

Scholarship value/inclusions:

An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year. Therefore, applicants need to access other financial resources.


A candidate applying for the MMMF grant from South Africa universities must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Demonstrate a commitment to working to empower women and children in developing countries. (see detailed instructions on applications)

 2. Demonstrate financial need

 3. Intend to return to a developing country within two years of completing degree or intend to remain in developing country at least two years to work towards empowerment of women and children

 4. Are 25 years old at time of application deadline (See detailed instructions on application)

 5. Demonstrate satisfactory academic performance

 6. Be a national of a country listed on the MMMF Country Eligibility List (see list on website)

 7. Be enrolled at an accredited academic institution at time of application and plan to be enrolled for a full academic year upon receipt of grant

 8. Not be a relative of a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff or his/her spouse

 9. Have not received a MMMF grant previously

10. Applicants applying from eligible countries other than South Africa, should be in possession of a study permit for South Africa

Application instructions:

Completed online application should be submitted by 30 August 2015. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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