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.



NHFC: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2019

Finance, Economic Development, Risk Management, Real Estate, Property Markets, Energy Efficiency, Human Settlements, Housing, Construction Economics, Housing Construction, Developmental Studies, Built Environment click here 31 Nov 2019
Clicks Pharmacy bursary Programme 2020 Pharmacy click here 31 Aug 2019

PwC: CA Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2020

Accountancy Click here N/A

Capitec: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2020

Quantitative Risk Management, Financial Management, Business Economics, Economic Science, Economic and Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer- and/or Mathematical Science, Data Mining and/or Science, Information Technology and/or Computer Science, Statistics, Statistics and/or Mathematics, Higher Certificate: Information Systems (Engineering / Internet / Software Development) Click here 28 Jun 2019
SAPPI: Bursary/Scholarship Programme 2019 BEng/BSc in: Mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering. BSc in forestry and wood science. National diploma in Pulp and Paper click here 30 Sept 2019

SAPPI: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2020

Engineering Click here 30 Sept 2019
PPS Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019 COMMERCE: Accountant,Auditor, Economist, Human Resources Practitioner, Political Analyst

ENGINEERING (with 4 year degrees): Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

LAW: Advocate, Attorney

MEDICAL: Biochemist, Biokineticist, Audiologist, Doctors (belonging to the HPCSA), Dietician, Dentists, Gynaecologist, Industrial Psychology, Nurses (with 4 year B.Cur degree), Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Hearing Therapist, Surgeon, Veterinarian

SCIENCE: Actuary, Astronomist, Mathematician, Microbiologist, Statician, Scientists

ENVIORNMENTAL: Agriculturalist, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Biologist, Botanist, Farmer (with 4 year degree in agriculture), Historian, Meteorologist, Radiographer, Radiologists, Researcher

CONSTRUCTION: Architect, Ecologist, Land Surveyor, Town and Regional Planner

click here 15 Jan annually
KPMG Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020


For students studying towards becoming a SAICA accredited Chartered Accountant, or CAs(SA) Click here On going
PPS Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019 Commerce, medicine, Law, Engineering, Construction and Science Click here 15 Jan annually
Deloitte Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020 learners studying towards a SAICA accredited Chartered Accountancy stream degree qualification (undergraduate or postgraduate) Click here On going
Power Group Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020 Uni students: Business Commerce, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying Click here On going
Power Group Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020 Uni of Technology: Building Science, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying Click here On going
South African Reserve Bank Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019 Commerce Click here all year round
NSFAS 2019 Bursary Various subjects Click here Annual

International Scholarships for Postgraduates (Masters, MBA and PHD)


Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students United Kingdom Click here Jul-Oct (annually)
Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Scholarships at University of Flinders Australia Click here 9 Aug 2019
DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans South Africa/Germany Click here 30 Jun/30 Nov 2019
Cambridge International Scholarships United Kingdom click here 3 Dec 2019/ Jan 2020
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries United Kingdom click here 19 Dec 2018 (annually)
AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women United States click here 15 Nov 2019
VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students Netherlands click here 1 Feb 2019 (annually)
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships for International Students Sweden click here 15 Jan 2019 (annually)
Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships United Kingdom click here Jan 2019 (annually)
American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship USA click here 15 Dec 2018 (annually)
UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students Switzerland click here 01 Nov 2019
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) Canada click here 06 Nov 2019
Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) Australia Click here On going
Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students United kingdom click here 10 Oct/05 Dec annually
Humber International Entrance Scholarships Canada click here 27 Sept 2019
The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London London click here 15 Jul 2019
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships for International Students Sweden Click here 15 Jan 2019 (annually)
Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships United Kingdom Click here Jan 2019 (annually)

Programmes of Interest

Aspens institute New voices fellowship 2020 for developing professionals Aspen click here 15 Oct 2019
Getty Foundation predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships 2020/2021 USA click here 01 Oct 2019