FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarship 2019

February 11, 2019

The FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarship for 2019 is awarded to outstanding students pursuing a master’s degree or Phd overseas. As one of the leading South African financial institution, the company offers diversified services such as banking, investment and insurance products and services. FirstRand has offices in several key African countries including Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Lesotho, Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique. Outside of Africa, FirstRand operates branches in India, Guernsey and London. FirstRand delivers its services through its various franchises namely, Rand Merchant Bank, Fist National Bank, Wesbank and Ashburton Investments.

International Postgraduate Study Scholarship Progammes – FirstRand Ltd.

The FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarship programmes are offered only to Masters and Phd students pursuing their studies outside of South Africa and are first time scholars. A total of five scholarships is being offered, and these are:

  • FirstRand Oxford Scholarship for African Studies (University of Oxford)
  • FirstRand Foundation Scholarship
  • FirstRand Oxford Education Scholarship
  • FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship
  • FirstRand FNB Fund for Postgraduate International Studies in Education

Requirements or Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship grant, applicants must meet these basic requirements:

  • A South African student
  • Good scholastic record
  • Will be studying a postgraduate course
  • Have not studied overseas
  • Ideal age for applicants is below 35 year old (except Oxford applicants

Note that each of the scholarship programmes offered by FirstRand has it own specific requirements. Download the pdf file below to know more:

Applicants who possess the aptitudes and qualities are preferred:

  • Strong personality
  • Capable of strong leadership
  • Involved in the community
  • Strong desire to make a difference in their field of study

How to Apply

Interested parties will need to go online and register an account in order to apply for the scholarship. Click the link below to get started:


Once done with the registration, click on the “Log In” button and choose the appropriate scholarship programme. Fill out the application form completely and attach all required documents.

Opening and Closing Dates

The FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarship programme will stop accepting applications by 21 February 2019. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Contact Details

All enquiries are to be directed via email to firstrandpgscholarship@firstrand.co.za.

Find out more about FirstRand Ltd. by visiting the company webpage:


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