Upgrade Yourself

Opportunities to Upgrade Yourself

Personal growth and development are at the heart of Mustard Seed – this is to ensure that you continuously take your career to the next level.

We have therefore sourced a range of information on local and international bursaries, scholarships, fellowships and other programmes of interest that will give you the leverage you need to distinguish yourself from your peers.



Open Window Scholarship Competition Certificate or Degree studies at Open Window, in Animation Arts | Film Arts | Creative Technologies | Visual Communication click here undisclosed
The Islamic Relief Bursary Accounting Science and Economics | Built Environment (Architecture, Construction) | Engineering | Financial Management | Information Technology | Logistics and Supply Chain Management – for students of any nationality and any religion. Click here 10 Jan 2022
The Sasha Laurel Bursary Accounting, Business and Public Management qualifications at Regenesys Business School. Click here 31 Jan 2022
The E.V. Adams and Nomdumiso Msimang Bursary BA Law | BCom Law | LLB Click here 31 Jan 2022
The Funza Lushaka Bursary
4-year Bachelor of Education degree (BEd), specialising in: Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase or Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching.
|1-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with two priority subjects.
Click here 01 Feb 2022
The Mercedes-Benz Bursary Business Studies | Engineering | Finance and Controlling | Human Resources | Information Technology and Communication | Law | Procurement and Logistics Click here 10 Jan 2022
Tsitsikamma Wind Farm Trust Bursary
students from Koukamma, Kouga, AmaMfengu (or surrounding areas within 50km radius from the Tsitsikamma Wind Farm):
* Undergraduate Degree, Diploma or Certificate in ALL fields of study
* Trade skill and specialised courses (including Electrical work, Plumbing, Building, Motor Mechanic, Culinary, etc)
Click here 28 Jan 2022
The Converse Bursary Converse will be giving away R2.5 million in funding, to help students crush their student debt. Click here 31 Jan 2022
National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) Bursary Undergraduate & Postgraduate: Built Environment | Construction Economics | Developmental Studies | Economic Development | Energy Efficiency | Finance | Housing | Housing Construction | Human Settlements | Property Markets | Real Estate | Risk Management. Click here 31 Jan 2022
Unisa Postgraduate Bursary Postgraduate qualifications at Unisa – Doctoral | Honours | Master’s | Postgraduate Diplomas. Click here 31 Jan 2022
Mukuru Bursary for foreign nationals Business Analysis | Information Technology Engineers | Software Architecture | Software Development | Software Development Management | Software Quality Assurance – for foreign national students within South Africa. Click here 31 Jan 2022
SAWISE Angus Scholarship Science and Engineering Postgraduate studies – for Black female students Click here 21 Jan 2022
South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Bursary Architecture qualifications Click here 04 Feb 2022
Mampeule Foundation Bursary ALL fields of study Click here 31 Jan 2022



International Scholarships for Postgraduates (Masters, MBA and PHD)


Scholarships to do post-graduate studies abroad available for African students

Uppsala University Global Scholarships Sweden Click here 01 Feb 2022
Lund University Global Scholarship Programme Sweden Click here 17 Jan/Feb 2022
Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students France Click here 07 Jan 2022
Radboud Scholarship Programme for International Students Netherlands Click here 28 Feb 2022
Danish State Tuition Fee Waivers and Scholarships at Roskilde University Denmark Click here 15 Jan 2022
Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.  Click here 28 Feb/27 May 2022
University of Twente Scholarships (UTS) Netherlands Click here 01 Feb 2022
VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students Netherlands Click here 15 Dec 2021/Feb 2022
Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships United Kingdom Click here 20 May 2022
Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships United Kingdom Click here 12/21 Jan 2022
Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) Australia Click here On going
Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students United kingdom click here 10 Oct/05 Dec annually
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships for International Students Sweden Click here 15 Jan annually
Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships United Kingdom Click here Jan annually
WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarships for Developing Country Students Any developing country Click here 01 Mar 2022
ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries Belgium Click here 28 Jan 2022
Bristol University Think Big Scholarships United Kingdom Click here 28 Mar/13 Jun 2022

Small Business Development (SA)


National Empowerment Fund (NEF) It helps to assist black entrepreneurs in achieving funding. This fund aims to assist black youth, women and men, communities and businesses to achieve sustainable success Click here  
Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) SEFA provides direct funding to business in loans between R50 000 and R3 million in three different ways: Directly to business owners, via retail finance intermediaries, and through banks using credit guarantee schemes including Khula Click here 0860 00 73 32.
The Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF) The aim of the fund is to create self-sustaining black and women owned businesses by offering you primary financial and non-financial support Click here +27 (11) 772 7910